Thoreau lived at Walden for two years on borrowed land, financially supported by friends, with his mother cooking and doing laundry for him. In a scorching profile of the canonized author, the New Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz wrote: “Walden Pond in 1845 was scarcely more off the grid, relative to contemporaneous society, than Prospect Park is today. The commuter train to Boston ran along its south-west side; in summer the place swarmed with picnickers and swimmers, while in winter it was frequented by ice cutters and skaters.” … [Read more...] about Adventuring while female: why the relationship women have with nature matters
Elle magazine published a scathing commentary on the economics of, in particular, single motherhood by Bryce Covert last year and just this month a critique from Sady Doyle on depictions of motherhood in modern media, pegged to the release of The Letdown on Netflix. Marie Claire began publishing on the subject more than once every three years or so last year as well. In coverage of Heti’s book, we’re even seeing a long overdue discussion of the impact our culture’s notions of motherhood, and valuing of women according to their reproductive capability, has on women whether they opt to have children or not. … [Read more...] about Is motherhood the unfinished work of feminism?
Much was made by the defense that some of the accusers had hired big-name attorneys Gloria Allred and Douglas Wigdor (both of whom were ever-present as trial spectators). Rotunno said that while Allred hasn’t been paid yet, “she sits here because she knows there’s a pot of gold at the end of this trial.” At one point, Rotunno sarcastically mimicked Haley’s answer about whether she will sue Weinstein after the criminal trial: “I don’t have plans to,” Rotunno said, quoting Haley. … [Read more...] about No Verdict Today In Harvey Weinstein Rape Trial; What The Jury Could Be Thinking
Oh, absolutely. You know, it was my first TV show; I had no idea what was happening. I didn’t know the process at all. So what I learned is I need to have more control over what is being done and how my story is being told. A lot of the marketing was predominantly in Spanish. And I fought them very hard on that because my show wasn’t in Spanish. When they found out I speak Spanish, they were like, “Oh, we’re gonna get Latinos by having her speak in Spanish.” No! Like, the show isn’t in Spanish! It’s like if you’re trying to cater to Harlem Globetrotter fans, you’re not just gonna bounce a ball in front of them. (Laughs) Why would you do that? So for me, I would like to have more power and more voice in the marketing. You can say no to me, you can say “this is why we’re doing this.” I just want to ask questions and get answers. Really, I just want to be listened to more. You have to listen to me if this show is … [Read more...] about How Mexican-American Comedian Cristela Alonzo Is Resisting Trump’s America
Kim Jiyoung’s publication during this seachange in mood could not have been more perfectly timed. The first Korean novel in nearly a decade to sell more than 1m copies, it has become both a touchstone for a conversation around feminism and gender and a lightning rod for anti-feminists who view the book as inciting misandry (there was a crowdfunding campaign for a book called Kim Ji‑hoon, Born 1990, showing the “reverse discrimination” faced by men). The book has also touched a nerve globally: a bestseller in China, Taiwan and Japan, it has been translated into 18 languages, in English by Jamie Chang, and adapted for film. … [Read more...] about Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 review – South Korean #MeToo bestseller