Hello again! I hope you all survived the completely rude combination of a blizzard and the onset of daylight saving time. Here’s what I was up to this week…
I’m almost finished reading Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners, which is delightful. The author’s style can be a teeny bit grating at times, but on the whole, it’s laugh-out-loud funny and very informative.
‘London Bridge is down’: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death, The Guardian. This is lovely and beautiful and sad; it’s a long read, but I didn’t want it to end.
On The Frightening Realities of Being a Woman in 2017, Billie Loo. (FYI, this contains photos and pretty graphic descriptions of violence against women.)
Green Beer and Rank Hypocrisy, The New York Times.
Thinx Promised a Feminist Utopia to Everyone But Its Employees, Racked. (Further reading: Miki Agrawal’s Panty Raid and this thread.)
This Twitter thread on the way racist images of black people have been used in advertising, and this one on the origin of the racist stereotypes about black people loving watermelon and fried chicken.
17 Quick And Easy Cleaning Hacks That People Actually Swear By, BuzzFeed. These are all so good!
23 Emojis Apple Users Will Never Experience, BuzzFeed. I cackled my way through this.
Sorry for the Delayed Response, The New Yorker. “I totally meant to respond to this earlier, but I didn’t know the answer to your question and I kept not caring enough to ask anyone. Now a weird amount of time has passed, so I’m going to loop Laura (cc’d) into this e-mail thread to see if she can handle this. Laura?” Perfection.
The week ahead…