Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday Reading



Rolling Stone, Jackie, and What Went Wrong
by Melissa McEwan
Naturally, the takeaway from this will be (again) that Jackie is a liar, but the Columbia Journalism Review does not make that conclusion, just as investigating police did not. CJR reports that there were discrepancies in Jackie's story, that she was sometimes evasive, that she was scared, and that she nonetheless seemed credible to Rolling Stone until she didn't anymore.
Read More at Shakesville


Rolling Stone’s investigation: ‘A failure that was avoidable’
by Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, and Derek Kravitz
LAST JULY 8, SABRINA RUBIN ERDELY, a writer for Rolling Stone, telephoned Emily Renda, a rape survivor working on sexual assault issues as a staff member at the University of Virginia. Erdely said she was searching for a single, emblematic college rape case that would show “what it’s like to be on campus now … where not only is rape so prevalent but also that there’s this pervasive culture of sexual harassment/rape culture,” according to Erdely’s notes of the conversation.
Read More at Columbia Journalism Review


I Am Proud to Throw Like a Girl
by Abby H
Female professional athletes in this nation do not get the recognition they deserve. As a female athlete who competes at the collegiate level, I know first hand that women’s sports just do not get the same amount of attention that men’s sports do in this country.
Read More at The F Word


The Importance of Casting Women Over 50 in Horror
by Brittney-Jade Colangelo
In the world of horror fandom we have become obsessed with Scream Queens but rarely do we acknowledge the ones that aren't the ingenues that eventually grow older and seem to fade away thanks to studios wanting younger leads to carry their franchises and remakes. It's important to acknowledge the need for older women in horror movies and to celebrate their efforts and contributions. More often than not actresses over 50 are simply cast as "crazy old ladies" or simply as victims, or set pieces. It's these women that are needed the most on screen as they depict what we choose to ignore the most in society.  We as a society place no inherent value to their experience or the accomplishment of surging as long as they have. Now, when we put that mentality towards horror, we can understand why it has always seemed women over 50 might as well be dead in Horror before they even get a chance to die on screen. 
Read More at Day of the Woman


Blood Bonds: The Sisterhood of Menstruation.
by Scarlett Harris
Periods are a hot topic at the moment. There was the recent Instagram furor that saw a photo of a fully-clothed woman in bed with a blood stain on her trackies and sheets banned for violating the social media platform’s guidelines and Rebecca Shaw—also known as the holy saviour of the interwebs, Brocklesnitch—wrote at Kill Your Darlings about the menstruation taboo. Like a period, these both came around the time that I had also been thinking and talking about the bonds of blood that signify womanhood.
Read More at The Scarlett Woman


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