TGI Tuesday! Here’s our list of news links for today.
- Roxane Gay reviews Identity Thief: “McCarthy’s character, Diana, is increasingly painted as lonely and miserable…. This is, it appears, the only narrative the filmmakers can imagine for an overweight woman.” [Buzzfeed]
- Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique turns 50…and Bitch Media creative director and cofounder Andi Zeisler reflects on its legacy. [LA Review of Books]
- Erica Sánchez asks several women—including Muslimah Media Watch founder and Bitch contributor Fatemeh Fakhraie—to weigh in on Islam and feminism. [Huffington Post]
- Ava DuVernay, director of Middle of Nowhere, has directed a short film starring Gabrielle Union and Adepero Oduye for fashion brand Miu Miu. (Don’t worry, it’s no “Fashion Film”). [Shadow and Act]
- Leaders of the Idle No More movement share what they see as the next step in their protest against the Canadian government. [Indian Country]
- Remember the amazing spark-shooting guitar from Beyonce’s Superbowl performance? Meet Bibi McGill, the guitarist and kale-chip entrepreneur. [Ebony]
- Need some good nonfiction reads? Check out “17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read,” from the classic (Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting”) to the contemporary (Zadie Smith’s “Joy”). [Flavorwire]
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