#GoodRead | How Pop Culture Tells Women to Shut Up

"How Pop Culture Tells Women to Shut Up":

The “common scold” of the 17th century is present, in other words, every time a woman of the 21st is punished for asserting herself in the public sphere: every time she—whether running for president or simply running her life—is dismissed for being too brash, and too ambitious, and too inconvenient, and above all too loud. As the journalist Sady Doyle argues in her fantastic debut book, Trainwreck: “A woman must be perfect, or not be anything at all, to encounter fame without being shamed or scarred.”

Read Megan Garber's full article at The Atlantic here…