Pizza Rights PLEASEEEE.

So I am a firm believer of the phrase “Your feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” You can search for it in my tags, I’ve used it quite a bit (including yesterday). Learning more about not only feminism but intersectional feminism has been a really important process for me personally and I hope it is for you too. BUT MAYBE you’re not entirely sure what intersectionality means? OR MAYBE you don’t really see why it’s necessary? Akilah, Obviously is here to teach us all about intersectionality. (In case you’re super lost, burgers=men, pizza=women, cheese pizza=white women, deluxe pizza=black women.) She also does a lovely Bey shoutout, so obviously I love it. I just discovered the genius that is Akilah, Obviously and you guys should all go to her blog and YouTube channel and get to know her. I want to be her best friend.

Also known as a busta…

Olivia Cole is a writer based in Chicago. On her way to work this morning, she witnessed a group of women handling street harassment like bosses.

So ladies, next time some pushy dude is bothering you for your digits, just bust out a little TLC.

I ain’t afraid of no ghost.

When there’s something strange

in your neighborhood

who ya gonna call?

GHOSTBUSTERS.

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaat’s right. Officially confirmed Ghostbusters remake starring an all-female cast, directed by Paul Feig. Negotiations are on-going, but half the world is really excited and the other half is full of whiny babies. Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy? Dreamiest dream team. Jumpsuits never looked so good.

Now let’s turn to Twitter, also known as the cesspool of human ignorance, to see the reactions. Let’s start with the good!

And now for those tweets that make you lose faith in humanity:

You get the idea. In b4 the NOT ALL MEN WAHHHHHHHHH.

Beyonce Voters.

So sometimes, when the stars align and Venus is in the third house, Beyonce Monday and Feminist Friday collide to create the most empowering, uplifting, exciting thing in the universe. And today is one of those days.

Long story short, some boring white dude (aka Fox News host Jesse Watters) was discussing the Hobby Lobby decision and Hillary Clinton’s reaction.

“This is how she’s going to try to win the White House. She is going to go to — she needs the single ladies vote — I call them the Beyoncé voters, the single ladies. Obama won single ladies by 76 percent last time and they made up about a quarter of the electorate.”

Okay. While this is not exactly how I would describe young single female voters, whatever. BUT THEN.

“They depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

Excuse me?

This guy has no idea what it means to be a “single lady” in today’s society, but he also clearly has never heard a Beyonce song. Beyonce voters are smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, and then get back to business. By implying that single women don’t rely on a man so they have to rely on the government for their needs takes away any agency and progress women have fought for over the last 50 (100?) years.

So while this is incredibly offensive, leave it to the internet to turn it into the greatest thing ever. Sarah Coughlon, self-proclaimed Beyonce voter and current Harvard student, created this genius Tumblr. Here are my favorites:

 

RBG throwing supreme shade.

So this week I have been mad/angry/confused/upset/furious/full of rage regarding the Hobby Lobby decision. For those of you who don’t know about this incredibly offensive court ruling that restricts access to contraception, read about it here and here.
A shining moment in all of this is the SCATHING dissent, written by a personal hero of mine, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You can read the full dissent here, but I chose a few choice quotes and paired them with my all-time fave photos of RBG throwing spectacular shade at old dudes. She does not suffer fools.

“The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”

“The exemption sought by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga would…deny legions of women who do not hold their employers’ beliefs access to contraceptive coverage”

“It bears note in this regard that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers earning the minimum wage.”

“Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations[?]…Not much help there for the lower courts bound by today’s decision.”

“Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.”

All hail our HBIC of the highest court in the land.