Happy Monday, POMEs! What better way to spend a beautiful October day than by reading about neat stuff over some fresh, cute anime food? Make a cup of tea and join us for an Afternoon Snack.
Star Wars tickets on sale today! Theaters aren’t giving people much advanced warning about the time the tickets will be going on sale (probably to prevent their websites from being completely swamped with traffic), but we hope this reminder helps you get your seats locked down anyway.
Amanda and Claire over at Women Write About Comics talk about the (arbitrary) fandom divide between comics and manga — a heartening read for those of us who really enjoy both and are tired of getting shit from people about it.
Tips and tricks for an Obamacare pregnancy. Turns out that even with insurance from the exchange, having babies gets really pricy.
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The Family Channel Fox Family ABC Family. Apparently everyone’s source of constant, never-ending Gilmore Girls reruns is rebranding as a brand new channel called “Freeform.” Uh, okay.
“Female pain might be perceived as constructed or exaggerated”: We saw this from the moment we entered the hospital, as the staff downplayed Rachel’s pain, even plain ignored it. In her essay, Jamison refers back to “The Girl Who Cried Pain,” a study identifying ways gender bias tends to play out in clinical pain management. Women are “more likely to be treated less aggressively in their initial encounters with the health-care system until they ‘prove that they are as sick as male patients,’” the study concludes—a phenomenon referred to in the medical community as “Yentl Syndrome.”
Galaxy Hair — insanely cool style development or a sign that galaxy print has Gone Too Far?
Everybody knows that Bernie Sanders is rad as hell but oh my god Berniebros are the worst. Real talk, POMEs (and POME Berniebros) …sometimes people take a little longer to feel the Bern. A slow Bern, if you will. Please stop freaking out at people on Facebook who aren’t quite on your level of Berninating.
An earnest groomzilla’s experience with jumping into the Wedding Industrial Complex with both feet.
Michelle Obama continues to win our hearts and minds by sharing her “Day of the Girl” playlist on Spotify. First song? “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce. Last song? “Respect” by Aretha Franklin. Michelle Obama, killin’ it everyday.
That’s all we’ve got for you this week, POMEs. Did you get Star Wars tickets? Are you feeling the Slow Bern? Let us know in the comments.