1. Roxane Gay’s ‘Bad’ Feminism - NYTimes.com


  2. The other thing is in Hollywood, you don’t want to show weakness as a woman because it is such a misogynist industry. To ever go to work and be like, ‘I have debilitating cramps,’ you can’t do that. You can’t be like, ‘Can I have a hot water bottle for my stomach?’ You have to act like you’re a superhero in order to be taken seriously or put on an equal playing field as the men. As soon as you like have a woman’s body and have women’s issues, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re a hazard for us,” basically. So you just have to pretend that you’re a lot stronger than you are a lot of the time.
  3. From One with Farai:

  4. "I choose to be part of the conversation about, well, what is in our control? What can we do? Because, as we all know, if people base their lives on what people said can or cannot be possible, nobody would be where they are. They would’ve just stopped and just given up a long time ago."
  5. HR: It was Damian who was initially supposed to be Will 2.0, if you will?

    ROBERT Also, we thought the audience didn’t react well to Damian because he was originally supposed to be abrasive.

    MICHELLE We didn’t get to write the arc we plotted out for him.
  6. Vulture Interview with Michael Lombardo, HBO President of Programming

    • Vulture: I was sad when HBO lost the option on American Gods.
    • Lombardo: We were as well.
    • Vulture: What happened?
    • Lombardo: I think we're all huge fans of the book, and I think the script just didn't — we couldn't craft the script as good as we needed it to be. I think we knew going in that it would be a challenge; every good book is a challenge to adapt it and find the level you need for it. The bar is high now for great dramas. And to find that bar — we tried. So it was a huge disappointment […] We tried three different writers, we put a lot of effort into it. Some things just don't happen. We have to trust at the end of the day, if you don't have a star with a great script, you're just not going to go through with it.
  7. Clips from their new album! [After Learning To Loosen Up, Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview : All Songs Considered : NPR]
  8. Laverne Cox: "I Absolutely Consider Myself a Feminist" | Dame Magazine

  9. I don’t think there’s any such thing as male objectification,” Manganiello added with a shrug when asked about his own voyeur-inviting nudity. “I think that word exists only with women because there are societal pressures for them to behave a certain way and to look a certain way. Someone put it to me once: Women are sex objects and men are success objects. That was really interesting to me.
She is never cautious. She dares.

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