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
Right now, Davis is the talk of Texas politics, grabbing all the headlines and raising eye-popping sums of money. But Van de Putte may figure larger in the future of her state. Latina, progressive, and a sixth-generation Texan, she has a serious chance of winning, especially if a fire-breather like Patrick wins the runoff, and she is the type of candidate Democrats need as they try to capitalize on the state’s growing Latino population and turn Texas blue. —
This Texas Democrat Could Be the Future of Her Party—and Her Name Isn’t Wendy Davis | Mother Jones
Whoo hoo, Leticia van de Putte!!!!!!!
But even as we’ve supposedly left the “third golden age of television” behind, we’re still using the same rhetoric: if a show looks beautiful, has a complicated narrative, and offers a showrunner (and Hollywood stars to boot, if available!), then it’s quality. The problem with this paradigm should be apparent, as everything from Downton Abbey to The Newsroom fits the bill. And if you really think about it, most of the shows on ABC Family do as well: Pretty Little Liars is nothing if not narratively complex and aesthetically gorgeous. — Anne Helen Petersen, House of Cards is Just Okay. And That’s Okay.