Refinery29’s “50 Amazing Women, 50 Hilarious Quotes” includes zingers by some of our favorite leading ladies of Hollywood including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Rashida Jones, and Olivia Wilde on topics that do not include anything relating to clothing, gossip or beauty regimes.
Sweaters for Days’s Jenny Trout compares the way in which the media spins Jennifer Lawrence’s public passion for food compared with Melissa McCarthy’s.
The next time you encounter a little human, take not of the way you speak with them– especially girls. If you’re anything like me, and despite of your feminist values and however much you make a conscious effort, you find yourself showering the little lady with compliments about her appearance. Girls in Real Life republished a great essay by Lisa Bloom about how to talk to little girls in a way that helps shape their intellect. [Image]
Writer Neil Gaiman shares uncanny insight into how to develop “strong female characters” with BBC News during a special commemorating the 10 year anniversary of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in which he suggests that writers actually go spend time with cool women.
Gaiman: I think the big thing to point out to people is, you know, possibly they should go and hang around with some women. And also, it’s worth pointing out that people, unfortunately, misunderstand the phrase ‘strong women.’ The glory of Buffy is it was filled with strong women. Only one of those strong women had supernatural strength and an awful lot of sharpened stakes. And people sort of go ‘Well yes, of course Buffy was a strong woman. She could kick her way through a door.’ And you go ‘No, well that’s not actually what makes her a strong woman! You’re missing the point.’
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Some controversial news has transpired in Texas where a man has been forced to keep his pregnant wife on life support despite his or her wishes. Read more on CNN.