Quickies: How people correct women, why some men can’t handle female Ghostbusters, and a 6th taste
- It’s weird how people correct me when they think I’m a woman – “What I found the most interesting about the negative responses I got from the article was how many of them assumed I was a woman and in that vein how many of them turned a special kind of condescending based on that assumption.” From Amy.
- The real reason why some men still can’t handle the all-female “Ghostbusters” – “We need media that, thus, features a diverse cast of women—because the only way to correct our perceptions about gender parity is to make sure we’re exposed to films, books, and TV shows that represent the people we often pretend don’t exist.”
- This white feminist loved her dreadlocks. Here’s why she cut them off – “I realized that I was participating in the shitty reality that, for centuries, white people have felt entitled to taking pretty much anything their hearts desire – entire continents, human bodies, land resources, and, yes, whatever cultural trappings of the communities they colonized that were thought to be intriguing at the time.” From Courtney.
- Scientists make the case for a 6th taste, but it’s disgusting – “Announced in the journal Chemical Senses last month, oleogustus is Latin for “a taste for fat.””