Amy Schumer Is Totally Bungling This 'Barbie' Body Conversation
It’s here! It’s here! The 2016 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalogue is here, full of tartan-print dutch ovens and fondue disaster stories. (Deadspin)
Amy Schumer responded to the trolls who tried to body-shame her Barbie movie casting by saying they can’t fat-shame her “if you know you’re not fat,” which… yeesh. Way to still chalk it all up to a fat/not fat dichotomy. That if she were overweight, then sure, pile on the shame. It’s not like she didn’t know this would be the conversation. This movie is supposed to be all about having a non-Barbie body and self-love. How did her publicist not make sure she had better body image pull-quotes? (Celebitchy)
This is a fantastic and upsetting look at Tomi Lahren, Noah Trevor, and how often we normalize and work to appease hate when it comes in a pretty package. (Lainey)
Evan Rachel Wood found out what happens when you ask Siri about Westworld. Careful, Evan, these violent delights have violent ends.
Speaking of, did Westworld make the idea of a Bioshock movie obsolete? (Nerdist)
Oh look, we’re on day two of Olivia Munn looking highly uncomfortable in something hideous. Is… is that supposed to be a lace skull and crossbones on her chest? (Go Fug Yourself)
I didn’t watch last night’s Hairspray Live, but I’m going to assume this audience member was the best part. (DListed)
This photographer went to North Carolina to document a Klan post-election victory march (because yes, the KKK is still marching openly in 2016), and instead found this protest that scared the racists away. (Autostraddle)
How dare this commercial make me feel so many feelings? (H/T keh_squared)
Scientists are saying humans evolved with faces designed to look like monkeys’ butts. No, really. In related news, a lot of scientists are jerks. (Science of Us)
There was a clever little callback in this week’s Walking Dead that you might not have caught unless you read Latin or spend as much time as Dustin does looking for yarn wall threads. (Uproxx)
For Pajibans planning a road trip, this guide to the country’s best bookstores should be useful. (NYT)
URGENT NEWS: We’re one step closer to making Jurassic Park a reality. (National Geographic)
For the first time since data has been kept on the subject, single women outnumber married women in the US. You might even be one. But why? Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation looks at why contemporary women are not getting married. Faintingviolet gave it 4 stars, though it’s a bit of a slog, because "Traister gets intersectional feminism and discusses the ways that different stimuli in different groups are creating the same overall effect." Are you married, or up in the club doing your own little thing? (Cannonball Read 8)
Here’s a bonus video for you all of the only Office Christmas Party I care to see this weekend.
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