There’s quite a lot going on in the media, culture, and news concerning topics I generally cover here. I’ve yet to write on them, but there’s been some fantastic work already written all over the internet worth sharing, so go forth and read!
Lena Dunham (writer and creator of Girls on HBO) does an interview with Playboy and says, “It’s always shocking when people question whether it’s a feminist show. How could a show about women exploring women not be? Feminism isn’t a dirty word.” But there’s quite a few people raising valid concerns and discussions around a scene of sexual violence in the close of this season.
The verdict in the Steubenville rape case came this week and there was a highly questionable media reaction with outlets heavily sympathizing with the perpetrators as the image released by the Ms. Foundation for Women suggests. It has been thankfully covered by many arguing about how ridiculous of a continuation of rape culture the case became in the media.
A beautiful cartoon depiction of the story of Malala Yousafzai upon her return to school via Upworthy.
A whopping 70% of Americans were found in favor of health insurance companies covering the full cost of birth control via Planned Parenthood.
And one more just for fun: A majority of women voters consider themselves feminist. Sweet!