wave international

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Meet 63-year-old Lyn Slater, who has, until recently, been an ordinary professor at Fordham University. One day she went to meet a friend for lunch outside the Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Foreign journalists suddenly surrounded her, mistaking her for a fashion icon and attracting spectatorsIt was a defining moment that turned Lyn into an ‘Accidental Icon’. Her blog of the same name, inspired by the experience, soon began making international waves. She is now a public voice against ageism in the fashion industry and the world.

“Fashion and my style help me struggle against that invisibility that comes with age.“

She was once asked about the old notion of ‘dressing for one’s age,’ and her response was clear:

“We use language to control people’s behavior. This phrase is a way of putting older women in their place. I’m certain that if you feel comfortable in your own clothes, it’s completely irrelevant how old you are.”

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Raw (2016)

Directed by Julia Ducournau

Cinematography by Ruben Impens

Feminist: *states his/her opinion*

A Man: “I don’t agree with you.”

Feminist: “Mansplaining mysogynist! You’re a man! Therefore, your opinion doesn’t matter! Talk to me when you’re being oppressed!”

A Woman: “I don’t agree with you either.”

MentalGymnastics.EXE: LOADING BOTTOM OF BARREL MODE

Feminist: “INTERNALIZED MYSOGYNY! STOP BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU! YOU’RE JUST INDOCTRINATED BY THE PATRIARCHAL, TOXIC, MASCULINE STATUS QUO! TALK TO ME WHEN YOU UNLEARN YOUR INTERNALIZED MYSOGYNY THAT THIS WORLD OF TOXIC MASCULINITY RADIATED ONTO YOU!”

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I’ve been watching the film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (it’s on Netflix), a documentary about women’s rights movements in the sixties and seventies. It’s really good but my favorite part so far is the brief mention of the WITCH movement, which I hadn't heard of until now. 

Some feminist groups in the sixties and seventies called themselves “Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (WITCH)” They pretended to hex misogynists… it seems amazing but they only stayed around for about two years.

Can we bring this back please?

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In which Kate is literally us, and Emily actually resorts to the “hey, what’s that over there?” diversion tactic [and I’m cackling in the distance]

  • *the lab*
  • Molly: *working*
  • Molly: *thoughtfully* If you ever get married, would you invite me to the wedding?
  • Sherlock: *looking through the microscope* Can't have a wedding without the bride.
  • Molly: ...
  • Molly: *blinks* I-I was talking to Anthony.
  • Sherlock: *looks up*
  • Molly's Intern: *waves awkwardly*
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: So was I.
  • Molly's Intern: *panicky* What?
  • Sherlock: *looks back at the microscope; embarrassed* Get out.
  • Molly's Intern: *scurries off*
  • Molly: *amused* That wasn't nice. I needed him.
  • Sherlock: *blushing* Oh...be quiet.
  • Molly: *steps closer; smirks* That's no way to speak to your bride.
  • Sherlock: *smiles; nonchalant* So...so that's a yes?
  • Molly: *laughs* Of course.

TRUE FACTS: KUROPAPA IS SMILING WIDELY AND BLUSHING ALSO SWEATING

HE IS SO NERVOUS

HE JUST WANT HIS BABY TO LIKE HIM HE’S TRYING SO HARD OH MY GOD