It’s your Week’s Worth of Women, and it’s full of racism, sexism, and transphobia. Just like real life! There’s also some nice stuff to take the edge off.
Let’s start with something adorable and heartwarming. All LBGTQ kids deserve a parent like this.
Sarah Karlan, Buzzfeed
“Hush up and look at the gumbo,” Mama Odie instructs Tiana in The Princess and the Frog. Disney needs to listen to their own characters, because a close look in the gumbo pot WILL NOT REVEAL KALE OR QUINOA WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU.
Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com
This is horrifying, and you need to know about it.
Get to know Issa Rae, star and creator of a new HBO show:
“It’s important to have a different kind of voice in Congress. We’re supposed to have a representative form of government but, unfortunately, our government is very much made up of an elite class of people.” (Also, sorry for linking to Glamour again. #lazy)
Maggie Mallon, Glamour
Somebody in this situation needs to think about the message they’re sending to the children. And it’s not Patrice Brown.
Preston Mitchum, The Root
“If the conspiratorial frenzy that follows Clinton’s health seems familiar, it’s because it echoes a centuries-old medical narrative of women and their bodies. It interprets deviation as disease and centers on lingering stereotypes about feminine weakness.”
Stassa Edwards, Fusion
It’s a sweep!
Michael McLaughlin, Huffington Post
“I have people calling me a hero, and I say that I’m just a mom.” Reneita Smith, you are both.
Derrick Ward and Jackie Bensen, NBC Washington
“I’ll bet every Asian in America has been othered by their family foods, and has hidden it, been embarrassed by it, and internally experienced it as shame. But suddenly, it’s adopted by white people, who triple the price while halving the portion, top it with a sprig of cilantro, and serve it in a chic setting in a gentrifying neighborhood.”
Hong Gwi-Seok/Peggy Hong, still in sirsasana
This piece has sort of gone viral, but if you haven’t read it yet, it’s a great read about the recent history of women working in the White House.
Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post