Nightstand: Bossypants by Tina Fey. Despite my deep love for this badass member of Team Brunette, I’ve actually never read this book before.
Coffee table: Longbourn by Jo Baker. I was really skeptical about this as a concept, but it’s a good read.
On the metro: Girl Defective by Simmone Howell. This is cool. Expect a review soon.
Today’s internets have a theme. See if you can tell what it is. Here’s a hint: it’s really important.
Two heartbreaking #WhyIStayed accounts: It Will Look Like a Sunset and Why I Stayed in an Abusive Marriage for Two Years. I’m sharing these not to sensationalize the stories, but to help spread awareness that these are things that happen to real, live women and they cannot be kept in the shadows.
These 19th century photos with hidden women in the backgrounds are somehow sad and beautiful.
Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress.
NFL Should Ditch the Pink Crap and Recognize Domestic Violence Instead. I don’t care about football, but I DO care about abuse.
An excellent post from Wendy Brandes: Slut-Shaming and Women-Blaming at People Magazine.
Something lighthearted to end with: Is My iPhone a Tool of the Patriarchy? Notes From an Investigation.