As today is March 8th and thus International Women’s Day I have gathered some bits and bobs from around the WWW that I like and wanted to share with you. Some for inspiration, some for amusement and some for simple kickassery.
A YARNBOMB. By artist @juliarioknit.
A BOOK. “There’s never been a better time to be a woman: we have the vote and the Pill, and we haven’t been burnt as witches since 1727. However, a few nagging questions do remain…” Caitlin Moran describes her book How to be a Woman as a) part memoir, b) part rant and I will add on c) is an easy read, real witty and with plenty of recognition.
A YOUTUBE CLIP. Flora&Frida shared an audio clip in the latest episode of their podcast that really cracked me up. A preacher of anti-abortion (male obvs) gets completely startled when asked the question “what do you think makes a woman want an abortion?”.
A QUOTE. By the ever-fabulous Rupi Kaur, whom I first heard about after her period stains got banned off Instagram some two years ago.
A WEBSITE. For a film to pass the Bechdel Test it must a) have atleast two (preferably) named female characters, who b) talk to one another, about c) something other than men. The search function on this site is a great tool for those days you just cannot be arsed with yet another film of dudery. On a similar note: IMDB starting to F-rate films.
A BUZZFEED ARTICLE. When you find stuff like this on the WWW: “21 jokes about mansplaining that are never not funny.”
A TV SHOW. Hardly news for anyone (I sure hope you are all watching!!) but my all time favourite show Girls, which 6th and final season airs just now, deserves to be mentioned time and time again. It amazes me how the series so perfectly manages to pick up on that subtle discomfort you feel when met by the disadvantages of being non-male in a man’s world.
A SATIRE. Yeah, we’ve all been there…