Stacy London has traded in pencil skirts for pants. Megan Rapinoe takes a knee. Southern accents are weird. Also, you’re probably never getting that raise, regardless of what that empowering woman seminar on negotiation skills taught you.
“Ours is the first proper test of the reticent-female theory, and the evidence doesn’t stand up.”
Christina Cauterucci, Slate
“At 47, I’m finding my trouser pockets are filled with fewer and fewer fucks.” Stacy London on fashion, gender, and aging:
Stacy London, Refinery29
In Hollywood, only white, straight, cis men get all the best lines. Scratch that…they actually just get most of the lines, period.
Catherine Shoard, The Guardian
This is an old piece, but I love it and have been recapping it to everyone who will listen this week. A story in LGBTQ marketing history:
Alex Mayyasi, Priceonomics
A DAPL update:
Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams
Apparently there’s a Rosie the Riveter Association? And a convention? Their stories are a fascinating peek into the past.
Camille Pendley, The Bitter Southerner
Read this badass yoga teacher speaking about loving your body and yourself and not apologizing:
Jenni Berrett, Ravishly
A brief history of black-owned community banks in the South:
Alexia Fernández Campbell, The Atlantic
John D. Halloran, American Soccer Now
“I learned to always use adverbs. I took my groceries from a buggy and put them in a cart. I (nearly) stopped calling my hat a toboggan. I forced my vowels into shape. It worked. I got into graduate school. I got a PhD. I learned to pass. But I lost my voice. With Granny’s chiding in my ear – ‘You’re talking uppity now that you live in Baaaaahston’ – I developed a new way of speaking.”
Meredith McCarroll, The Guardian
More about Southern accents! And why Ocracoke and Southern Louisiana sound so different!
Dan Nosowitz, Atlas Obscura
There’s going to be a new, Vanessa Hudgens-fronted comedy about cleaning up after superheroes inevitably destroy the city. I’ve always wondered who gets the bill…
April Jones, Culturess