(via Here’s Why You Seldom See Women Leading a Symphony | Mother Jones)
Remaking journalism in its own image, only with better hair and tighter clothes, is not a revolution, or even an evolution. It is a repackaging of the status quo with a very nice clubhouse attached. A revolution calls for a regime change of more significant depth. — Journalism startups aren’t a revolution if they’re filled with all these white men | Emily Bell | Comment is free | theguardian.com
When you’re bossy, you’re explicit. You know what you want and you say what you mean. It’s my dream, my goal in life, to be surrounded by unrelentingly bossy women, and I think it’s far more effective to encourage girls to be bossy so that they might one day be the boss. — Ban Bossy? I Don’t Think So. Be Bossier. | Slog
Shailene Woodley Won’t Be Having Any Of Your Pitting-Ladies-Against-Ladies Nonsense | The Mary Sue -
good for her.
“You get all this praise for your good behavior but inside you’re seething. I was fairly dutiful, and I felt that way. I’ve always loved that line from Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’: ‘Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog.’ In Wahpeton I was a graveyard-shift waitress who wanted to destroy my customers.”
From an interview with Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite writers, inspiring me to buy some burgundy tights.
Louise Erdrich appreciation blog.
If the dictum of good writing is “write what you know,” what do women and people of color know? What dreams and nightmares do they have? What are their battles and fantasies? What stories aren’t we hearing from them? — Who Creates Drama At HBO? Very Few Women Or People Of Color