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Sunday Scraps 86


1. WRITING: Man, If only our shared first name meant I shared talent with Emily Rapp (Ditto Emily Nussbaum, Emily McCombs). In this essay for The Rumpus, Rapp writes about finding intimacy while her son continues to die. If that sounds sad, it is, but it’s also beautiful.

2. PARENTING: Emily McCombs, editor of XOJane, writes about her creative path towards motherhood and it’s pretty inspiring.

3. INSTAGRAM: Complete with lyrics (for your singalong desires), College Humor nails our obsession with Instagram with this parody of Nickelback’s “Photograph.”

4. SUFFRAGE: Weird and strange and weird again. Here’s a children’s book from 1910 against women’s suffrage.

5. TED: Anita Sarkeesian, from Feminist Frequency, speaks at TEDx Women on online harassment.

6. ROLES: Really interesting video imagining what club life (ha) would be like if the stereotypical roles of men and women were reversed. Who objectifies and gets objectified?

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Rosie in the News #5

From College Humor, a series of faux-propaganda posters for the Hunger Games‘ fictional country, Panem, includes this one:

I dig it, don’t you? Hunger Games crossed the 250 million mark in ten days, which is record-breaking for anything other than a sequel (see below). Other records include “the highest non-sequel opening weekend ever, and the highest debut single day for a non-sequel ever, and the highest March opening ever, and the 5th highest opening day ever.”

So yeah… it’s dominating. And you know what’s pretty cool about that? It’s a movie about a girl. The top ten biggest opening weekends look like this:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 (Sequel)

2. The Dark Knight (Sequel)

3. The Hunger Games

4. Spider Man 3 (Sequel)

5. Twilight: New Moon (Sequel)

6. Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1 (Sequel)

7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Sequel)

8. Iron Man 2 (Sequel)

9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 (Sequel)

10. Shrek the Third (Sequel)

I suppose we have to own Twilight as lady-driven, but Katniss is pretty much in a class all her own on this list. Yeah, we’ve got Hermione, but other than that, this list is decidedly lacking in female awesomeness. Scarlett Johansson in a catsuit for 45 seconds in Iron Man 2 doesn’t really count.

Related Post: The entire Rosie in the News collection.

Related Post: Even the weather channel wants in on the Hunger Games fever.

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