Welcome back to another lovely afternoon snack break with POMEmag. And welcome, new readers! If you’re here waiting for your International Sailor Moon Day Austin photoshoot pictures, sit tight, because we will have them up on the POMEmag Facebook early tomorrow. For now, just relax and enjoy some light reading we found interesting between our last snack and this one.
There is only one thing on earth more on-brand for POMEmag than this Autostraddle’s Witch Hunt post. This detailed roundup of all the best witchy things (including a “Sea Hag Walking on the Beach at the End of Summer” Spotify playlist) is the most important thing you’re going to see today.
But this is literally, figuratively, and celestially the only thing more on-brand for POMEmag.
The Legacy of The Far Side comic strip, which nurtured so many of us as weird comics people in our youths.
I know we’re supposed to be the mentors we need to see in the world, but NY Mag talks about the lack of, and need for, older women in the workplace.
I remember reading the comic (or OEL manga, whichever term you prefer) Dramacon, which included a plot about an older female comics artist mentoring the bright, teenaged protagonist. As an adult, this feels all the more bittersweet to me because finding female mentors within comics has been a pretty rare experience. In the last couple of years, I’ve met more and more women a generation older than me willing to guide younger writers and artists and it’s an awesome thing to see. Comics people: Do you have an older lady mentor who guided you along the way? Please leave us your story in the comments, because I’m interested in hearing about it.
Bless our beautiful beige queen Jennifer Aniston for weathering the years of pointless tabloid junk like an incredibly sturdy kite. I can’t imagine how annoying it would be for people to ask if you were still brokenhearted over your ex a decade and several other boyfriends later.
People have opinions about Hillary Clinton. These people are entitled to their opinions, both positive and negative.
However, my favorite thing about Hillary Clinton is that the lady is at her best when she is acidic and spiteful. I mean really, no joke: her gloating game is completely on-point.
Speaking of spite, here’s your Monday Manger: 15 Men React To The Idea Of Taking Their Wife’s Last Name After Marriage
I’m not sure which one is my favorite:
Listen, I’m a feminist. But we have to draw the line somewhere. Equal rights shouldn’t come at the cost of upending all established conventions. Why get married at all if you don’t want to embrace the related traditions?
No way. Rationale? It’s half a biological impulse, and half a contextual thing. Biologically, the word ‘domain’ keeps popping into my head. That sounds misogynistic, I know. But at my core, when all is said and done, I believe that the family is my domain. For instance, in any hypothetical state of emergency, I’m going be the one to sacrifice my life to save my wife and children. I should be the one whose name lives on.
This film is everything I wanted to see, and I didn’t even know it existed. It took over 30 years for “Year of the Woman” to hit mass distribution, but it’s here now and ready to be heard.
What are y’all reading, watching, doing? Come and drop us a line in the comments!