Today is Simone de Beauvoir’s birthday!
Activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey Amiri Baraka died today at the age of 79.
“I don’t talk about my kitty cat with my friends… But I — an unapologetic trans woman and writer — have been asked about my vagina (by people I do not know, mind you) more times than I can even recall.” Janet Mock on Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera’s bawse schooling of Katie Couric and her audience.
More from Laverne Cox on the obsession with trans women’s genitalia, from back in 2011.
Jessica Luther on taking up space at the Texas state capitol to fight anti-abortion legislation.
Meryl Streep slams the common wisdom that only dudes with “deficits in humanity” can be creative, and praises Emma Thompson’s feminism. Emma Thompson expresses her gratitude for menopause on a cold night. Love.
Jos Truitt links out.