Southerners are still agog at our alleged representatives’ obsession with public toilets. I’m kind of obsessed with half-hour comedies.
We’re still talking about who’s allowed in which bathrooms. Why is this still a thing? Legislators, you’re drunk, go home. #WeAreNotThis
Jeff Taylor, QNotes
Maya T. Prabhu, The Post and Courier
Joel Ebert, The Tennessean
The Mindy Project is back on Hulu this week after a hiatus. If you grew weary of the revolving door of (white, male) guest stars, I hear you. But here’s a review from the always insightful Emily Nussbaum that might make you want to go back. Mindy is breaking all the rom-com rules, and I am here for it.
Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker
Speaking of quirky, woman-centered television: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (we know, it’s a sexist term) is doing wonders for Filipino representation, bi representation, and musical pastiche lately. And this week’s ep was apparently so sex positive and sex-centered,
the Fun Police Standards and Practices were on set to make sure everything was safe for network tv. The result? A song about UTIs and this little ditty including the lyric, “Is there an IUD to prevent the image of you and me?” Still LOLing over here.
Kaitlin Reilly, Bustle
Consumer Reports has rated hospitals by looking at the number of cesarean deliveries, citing research that indicates many doctors encourage women to undergo these surgeries unnecessarily.
Tara Haelle, Consumer Reports
BLACK WOMEN IN STEM! YES!
Yesha Callahan, The Root
Social media: just another location for sexual harassment?
Sandra Laville, Julia Carrie Wong, and Elle Hunt; The Guardian
Have you read the trending NYT piece about feminist sorority women yet? (It’s kind of non-news, if you ask me . . . hasn’t anyone heard of Dorothy Canfield Fisher? Mary Ritter Beard?) Well, here’s the inevitable backlash:
Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan
Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, the day that white women finally caught up to what white men made by the end of last year. Black women will “celebrate” Equal Pay Day in August, Latinas in November. Because, you know, women just make bad choices. They don’t negotiate, they go into non-lucrative fields, and other bullshit!
Natalie DiBlasio, USAToday
By Alicia Adamczyk, Money
Real parents, real stories, and the real consequences of being the only industrialized nation without paid leave:
By Sarah Grossman, Huffington Post
But hey ladies, we’ve got a monument! That was flippant. This is actually really cool.
U.S. Department of the Interior