Sasheer Zamata has been hired by Saturday Night Live. She wrote the above video, a biting commentary called “Be Blacker” regarding Black representation in the media.
Just because a film includes a scrap of conversation between two women about something other than a man does not necessarily mean that the film has any meaningful interest in women. … If there’s a single thing I’d like to see more films do, it would be to take female desire (sexual, sure, but also *every other kind*) seriously.
— film critic Karina Longworth, as reported by Katy Waldman in “The Bechdel Test Sets the Bar Too Low. Let’s Write a New One” at Slate.com. Read on for more about how movies can better represent the lives of real women.
A very captivating Sarah Mowrey on Women’s Bodies in the Workplace. I bet I’m not the only one of us who can relate to that!
BitchMag’s Food Issue recently won some love from fancy coffee blog Sprudge for Best Coffee Writing of 2013 in their annual Sprudge Awards:
The issue of gender in specialty coffee has long been a subject of debate, and in recent years people have become increasingly vocal about the need for change. But the conversation has still largely been on the back burner, and still unfortunately focused on male voices. Dr. Knisely takes an unflinching look at the industry’s sacred cows–from the masculinized valuation of the technical, to barista competitions, to customer interaction norms, to some of the industry’s stalwarts. What results is a picture with a lot of room for improvement.
— praise for Dr. Lisa Knisely’s piece,
“Steamed Up: The slow-roasted sexism of specialty coffee”
as featured in Bitch magazine, and now also online.
— compiled by Amelia Stop-Telling-Us-We’re-Not-Good-Enough Widdershins