May 09, 2014

A safe space for F-bombs

I Was Shailene Woodley. I Used to Say I Wasn’t Feminist - NYmag.com

I swear, only a select few women who grew up with feminist moms have never said, “I’m not a feminist.” Most of us have been there.


The Stylish Housewife Pie - The Hairpin

Inspired by this article. It's true, I will not turn down any dessert served in a mason jar.


Colleges Need a New Attitude to Stop Sexual Assault on Campus - NYmag.com

Understatement.


Risks of personal brand journalism - Columbia Journalism Review

Journalists aren’t the only one with brands to manage.


On being a boss - annfriedman.com

Some advice I sent to a friend who just became a boss.


I’m reading:

Monica Lewinsky today, and how Maureen Dowd conveniently forgets she won a Pulitzer for calling her a bimbo. How celebrity profiles became so banal. I am never not riveted by interviews with Courtney Love. TAVI + MILEY. Is the internet intrinsically sexist? A really thoughtful essay from a self-identified bro. “Real men” don’t try to define who’s a real man. The problem with “I have a boyfriend.” Gluten-free diets in the context of American food fads. Realities of the writing life. The Supreme Court’s fucked-up priorities. Why American hospitals perform too many C-sections. Corkscrew duck penises and the animal vagina research gap. Where those sleazy “Around the Web” suggested articles come from. A tour of James Joyce’s Dublin, and what it means to leave home and never go back. The first openly gay country album. Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Joleeeeeeene.


DVR:

Dolly! Nellie Bly! Big-body Flawless. The existential dread of being a child.


GIFspiration:

tumblr_n50ro7bFMd1rz1wnio1_250.gif

tumblr_n50ro7bFMd1rz1wnio2_250.gif

Basically the theme of this newsletter.


Other relevant gifs this week include a response to dudes who think feminists hate men, and a response to dudes who fired me two years ago and now want to re-hire a bunch of editors.


I endorse:

swing.jpg

These two one-act plays, Swing and Beowulf, one of which involves a lightsaber. See them in New York between now and the end of the month. Be delighted.


You Do You:

My friend Gracy and I are collaborating on a writing and yoga retreat in Guatemala this November. No, it’s not just a trip for my friends—anyone can come, ladies and dudes alike. It’s gonna be great. There are still spaces left! More info here.


Testimonials:

“Waiting for the @annfriedman newsletter on Friday > using Pocket all week” -Ani Vrabel. <3


“Channeling some @annfriedman today: got a little bit high and listened to steeley dan before going to a bridal shower.” -Sophia Leenay. YES. CORRECT.


"Thrilling night life of urban 26 year old: tech troubleshooting w/ mom in ME, Prairie Home Companion @mtpublicradio, @annfriedman newsletter” -Theo Balcomb. I hate Garrison Keillor’s nose-whistle breathing and faux-folksiness, but I can totally respect this.


“If you don't subscribe to @annfriedman's newsletter, maybe you should because this week's subject line is "Lint-rollin' a Cosby sweater".” -Matt Sullivan. I was pretty proud of that one.


"Made me feel good! :)" -Nikki Darling. This is all I ever aim to do.


This newsletter is not afraid to embrace the term “newsletter.”

Drop it on all of your friends.


----->> Subscribe here. <<-----


annfriedman.com  ||  twitter  ||  facebook  ||  email