A man named Ben Blatt analyzed — among other things — the gendering of certain terms and descriptions in fiction. My favorite finding is that male writers were 75% more likely to depict female characters interrupting male characters. TYPICAL.
Given the history of Nazi appropriation of medieval studies and folklore, I was particularly interested in this February series at the Public Medievalist about people of color in the medieval world. The introduction to the series is here, and you can click through to the other pieces in it.
Well this story about a doctor who reads a lot but never any women makes me want to punch someone.
Why “we made it for the fans, not the critics” is nonsense.
The US is insisting that Cambodia pay off a huge debt incurred by a dictator the US installed via coup. It’s tremendously garbage.
Linda Holmes is predictably fantastic on the “Missing Richard Simmons” podcast.
I loved this Jezebel review of a book called How Not to Hate Your Husband after Kids, which both gets at a lot of intractable gender dynamics and made me want to read this book whose title initially really really put my back up.
Author Karan Mahajan on being brown in Austin.
Jia Tolentino is such a terrific writer. Here’s her piece on the gig economy and how it celebrates overwork.
Belle should have married Gaston: A historical perspective.
Why do dude journalists think lady celebrities want to sleep with them (spoilers: they don’t)?