Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday Reading

The Life and Times of Suge Knight: A waste of entrepreneurial genius
by Nels Abbey
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time. Not ‘black entrepreneur’ or ‘hip-hop entrepreneur’ or ‘street entrepreneur’. There is nothing required to qualify that statement or detract from it.
Read More at Media Diversified


Why Can’t We Get A Strong Female Lead in a Cop Show Without Violence Against Women?
By Aya de Leon
I see a trend over the past 20+ years: cop shows offer female audiences what we’ve been craving—strong, complicated, brilliant women protagonists—yet there seems to be a sexual violence “trade-off.” Older, more experienced women get to be powerful investigators, but the cases they get to investigate include disproportionate (and graphic) representations of violence against younger women and girls.
Read More at KQEDPop


Nancy Reagan Turned Down Rock Hudson’s Plea For Help Nine Weeks Before He Died
by Chris Geidner
Rock Hudson was desperately trying to get treatment for AIDS in France in 1985. Much of that story has been told, but one part hasn’t: After a simple plea came in for White House help to get Hudson transferred to another hospital, First Lady Nancy Reagan turned down the request.
Read More at BuzzFeed


Sex History: A Response To Rashida Jones And Her Critics
by Juniper Fitzgerald
Rashida Jones, one of the producers of Hot Girls Wanted, a new documentary on the amateur porn industry, recently proclaimed that women do not derive pleasure from performing in porn. “It’s performative,” she explains, “women aren’t feeling joy from it.” She proceeds to ask, “What is the real cost [of performing in porn] to your soul and to your psyche?”
Read More at Tits and Sass


I’m Back! (With Caveats…)
by Trudy
I have been either low output or completely away from blogging and writing on Gradient Lair for a couple of months for some semblance of self-care. I say “semblance” because pausing from writing doesn’t pause by the minute/hourly abuse on Twitter and hourly/daily abuse on Tumblr that I receive. It’s just time for me to try to rest and think. 
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Just a Couple : The Big Chicken [EP 2]



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