The Good News

Funny Gals
Glamour did a great feature on women comedy writers—include Molly McNearney, Pia Glenn, Melinda Taub, Kat Radley, Jasmine Pierce, and Ariel Dumas—and they talked about everything: The industry, diversity in writers’ rooms, and more. Read On…

Epilogue of the Mormon Mom Blogger
Within the world of mom blogging, there seems to be a particular subset of Mormon mom bloggers who often known for their picture-perfect lives. But as with pretty much all of us on the internet, who we project online isn’t necessarily who we are in person. Lydia Kiesling talked to Natalie Lovin, previously known as the popular mid-2000s Mormon mom blogger Nat the Fat Rat, about what life became behind the screen. Read On…
DID YOU KNOW: Welp, looks like not much has changed on the tech front: A new study from a watchdog group in Norway found that both Google and Facebook push their users to make choices on their sites that push them give up parts of their privacy, often without users’ knowledge.

The Bad News

Why Are You Doing This?
Earlier this month, The Atlantic published a cover story about transgender youth written by Jesse Singal, a cisgender journalist whom numerous members of the trans community have labeled as transphobic. The fact that a cisgender writer blacklisted by the trans community got such a huge byline has opened up more conversations about diversity and inclusion in media, but it’s all come to a head after writer Harron Walker exposed a private Google Group where Singal and other cisgender writers, editors, and academics discuss trans culture. Read On…

Without Mom and Dad’s Help
Ashley Abramson recounts the tragic story of how her parents told her just days before she went off the college that they wouldn’t pay for a dime of her education, forcing Abramson to take out loans with gigantic interest rates that will continue to haunt her for decades to come. The saga also came at the expense of her relationship with her mother. Read On…

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