Quickies: Women-led podcasts, Clue, Clinton, and bloomers
- Women-led podcasts take a risk others won’t: Admitting they don’t everything – Most of my favorite podcasts are women-led: 2 Dope Queens, Serial, Death, Sex & Money, My Favorite Murderer, Criminal, Invisibilia.
- Clue changes out Mrs. White, a housekeeper, for Dr. Orchid, a scientist – “Come August, Mrs. White, the housekeeper-slash-cook-slash-nanny of the mansion where the game takes place, will be toast. Dr. Orchid, a biologist with a Ph.D., is set to take her place.” From Ray.
- We must not become Clinton apologists – “We will have to find a way to criticize her and hold her accountable, to see her as a beginning, not an end; now that she’s punched a hole in the glass ceiling, we should fight to get a truly progressive, radically minded woman through it.”
- When American feminists were pilloried for daring to wear bloomers – “But even with the widespread popularity of pants for women over the past century, they still make headlines today: Hillary Clinton will forever be associated with pantsuits, school dress codes forbid teen girls from wearing leggings as pants, and the Hollywood Reporter spent three paragraphs detailing late-night host Samantha Bee’s pants-based wardrobe in a recent profile.”