Quickies: Roxane Gay has a new magazine & sexist attacks against Brie Larson during the Avengers: End Game press tour

Plus a cult at Sarah Lawrence & a personal essay on being an Asian woman who is always mixed up with other Asians

  • Larry Ray and the Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence: The fascinating and terrifying story of how the father of a Sarah Lawrence student moved into her dorm and turned their dorm into a cult.
  • She’s Asian and Female. But She’s Not Me: “What these interactions ultimately do is hurl my otherness at me, reminding me that I have no ownership over the career I have worked for since I was 15 years old. That I don’t deserve the dignity of earning credit for my accomplishments or owning up to my failures. That I must shoulder the blame of others’ mistakes or somehow share their successes, just because they are Asian and female.”
  • Gay Magazine: Roxane Gay started a new online magazine in partnership with Medium and the first issue has many insightful and moving pieces in it.
  • Brie Larson’s Body Language: “These comments all touch upon the same sexist criticism, even though they come from a woman. The analysis is that Brie is anti-social, bitchy, and a psycho for not fitting the female expectation of sitting quietly, stoking her male co-stars’ egos, and apologizing for her achievements. It criticizes Brie for not adhering to the standards of the very patriarchy that she punches in Captain Marvel.”

Feature image by cranberries (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Jamie Bernstein

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