This week, women are writing about workplace discrimination, masturbation, Christmas music, and trying to replicate mom’s aloo gobi.
“There was something about these two couples that haunted me: The husbands driven by ideology and certainty, the wives trying to carve out what emotional space they could, one by exploring a different church, one by saving a world in glass jelly jars. One wife left; one wife stayed. But I imagine they both paid for it.”
Julia Franks, New York Times
Apples are so hot right now.
Alison Richards, NPR
A PSA for all you pregnant or planning-to-be-pregnant peeps:
Ej Dickson, Fusion
Okay, so this is clearly thinly disguised marketing for Amy Grant’s new Christmas album, but it still grapples with an interesting question. “It was perplexing to me as a Christian to realize that to be promoted on the radio and in retail, each song really needed to be able to be neatly wrapped up in a ‘Jesus is the answer’ bow.”
Jennifer Cooke, Washington Post
Even BAMFs like Mila Kunis deal with workplace discrimination.
Mila Kunis, A Plus
“Pick up any mainstream bridal magazine and I can guarantee there will be maybe one or two Black brides—if any at all—and one of them will be a model. Either of those brides will likely have pin-straight hair and be thin with a light complexion. Forget about seeing a buxom bride like myself with kinky hair and a fat ass. It is simply not going to happen.”
Jagger Blaec, A Practical Wedding
We’re not really laughing at you so much as laughing to keep from crying.
Soraya Chemaly, Huffington Post
The story of a movement:
Collier Meyerson, Glamour
Cooking, mothering, and mortality:
Scaachi Koul, Buzzfeed