Saturday Night Live is really running with their jokes about how they’re aware of the criticism that their cast is super white and male. They think it’s hilarious and edgy to joke about that while not actually recruiting women of color to join the cast. Their latest not remotely funny bit of hipster racism came this weekend (after an opening monologue that featured the white guys from Anchorman 2 and the almost all white guys from One Direction. It was really white and dudely) with this White Christmas sketch. Warning: it’s racist. Read More
Don’t you hate it how people are labelled differently for engaging in the same behaviour? What’s “persuasive” in a man is labelled “pushy” in a woman. A father who stays up all night working is “dedicated,” but a woman who does that is “selfish.” That is, like, so unfair. Luckily, that problem has a solution. And I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that the solution to that problem, which uptight complainy feminists might call “sexism” but that this ad calls “labels,” isn’t “collective political action and widespread cultural change.” The solution is shampoo. Read More »
He was on to talk about structural racism in America. Unsurprisingly, he was brilliant. We’re lucky to have him, and everyone else is lucky that he goes on TV so much.
Transcript available here.
TIME Magazine announced its shortlist for Person of the Year today. Fun fact: since TIME started Man of the Year in 1927 (they un-gendered the title in 1999, only 24 years after they dubbed “American Women” Man of the Year), only four individual women have won the title, two of them women of colour.
FOUR. Which makes sense, because it’s not as though women do much, let alone “the most” to ever “influence the events of the year.” Who, us? We’re too busy making Pinterest boards and doing pilates to influence anything. Someone pass the top coat, please. Read More »
Madiba walks with us.
An in-depth look into one of Chicago’s thriving business markets: heroin.
The formidable Ta-Nehisi Coates on Alec Baldwin, language and bigotry.
Sorry Twitter, we’re not going to pat you on the back for appointing ONE woman to your board.
Moms on wall-street, dads at home: marriages that experiment with the intersection of money, work, family, and power.