Hi Feminartsy friends!
This week the social media team are taking over your Friday reading and we couldn’t be more excited. While we still scoured the internet for engaging feminist commentary and events, we have also included more pop culture and social media references. We hope you enjoy!
First up is The Mary Sue’s review of season three of The Handmaid’s Tale. Spoiler: this review discusses plot points from the second and third seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale, but all in all points to a dramatic season full of feminist resistance.
Also in TV land is this review of Pose, an absolute must-see queer PoC series from FX. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must. As Ramaswamy writes, “But this show is far more sophisticated than escapism. It’s like falling in love: heightened, revelatory, bruising. Pose is that good.”
In tech and media news, Lyft is adding gender-neutral pronouns to its app, black feminists on Twitter prove yet again we need to listen to them, women may suffer the most from AI technology (in the beginning), and the UN has found that virtual assistants reinforce gender bias.
A disturbing guide to target women in Melbourne has resurfaced online, which comes just days after Courtney Herron’s murder. The total number of women now murdered due gendered violence now totals 21. We are also still waiting to reach gender and diversity parity in Australian parliament.
Get your to-read lists prepped because the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019 longlist has been announced!
For events check out the National Reconciliation event guide, the Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous Art exhibition in Melbourne, the werewolf as a metaphor in contemporary art ‘Lupercalia’ exhibit in Adelaide, or the Future Feminist Archive in Wollongong before it closes.