Taylor Swift, feminism and Sylvia Plath: Alice Bolin ties them all together on This Recording. Stevie Nicks is a queen, a witch, a dragon; she’s in control. Stevie Nicks is there for us: this essay gets even better and the whole Stevie tag on ‘One Week One Band‘ is fantastic. Emma Wooley’s post about what it’s like being a teenage girl really hit home for me (and a lot of other people judging by the thousands of tumblr notes on it).
Why I Stopped Buying Frankie Magazine, a great post about the lack of diversity in Frankie and other Australian magazines (from June 2010 but I only just read it so I want to talk about it). A Frankie contributer named Chloe Walker responded to this post by saying “on the website the mag is described as ‘aimed at women (and men) looking for a magazine that’s as smart, funny, sarcastic, friendly, cute, rude, arty, curious and caring as they are’. That’s their focus, not ‘diversity’.” Which I thought was kind of horrifying to be honest. How can body/racial diversity not fit into those categories? I really don’t think thin, white, cis-gendered people hold a monopoly on being smart, funny, arty, curious or caring. GROSS.
My talented genius buddy Sara is now selling her prints on Etsy. My favourites are this Rebel Girl one and the Lindsay Lohan postcard.
Another talented genius buddy of mine, Nathania, came across this great interview with Kathleen Hanna from Index magazine in 2000 where she talks about feeling alienated by popular movies, particularly comedies because she can’t find sexist bullshit funny which is something I really relate to.
I want to work my way through Scouting New York’s list of horror movies set in NYC. So far I’ve only watched Frankenhooker, Basket Case, American Psycho, Black Swan, and a few others.
And here’s some parting words from Aubrey Plaza.