EOD Roundup: Leave Marissa Mayer Alone!
6:30 pm, March 1st | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, we agree: it’s time to stop lambasting Marissa Mayer. The President and CEO of Yahoo has garnered some sharp criticism this week after banning remote work and telling the PBS-AOL series Makers that she didn’t “consider [herself] a feminist.” While both actions are problematic, it’s still important to shed light on the gendered insults being directed her way. [Feministing]
Just in case you’re still confused about how our insane double standards set powerful women up for failure, The Atlantic offers a helpful breakdown of what your reaction to female executives says about you — it’s like the quizzes you take on OkCupid except less creepy and more educational! [Warm Bodies without paying? Oh, girl; I know Nicholas Hoult is the dreamiest but even those baby blues aren’t worth it… [The Frisky]
Michelle Obama responded to the criticism she received after appearing at the Oscar ceremony, saying, “Shoot, my bangs set off a national conversation. My shoes can set off a national conversation. That’s just sort of where we are. We’ve got a lot of talking going on.” Mrs. Obama, you are absolutely flaw-free. (Sidenote: “Shoot, My Bangs!” is the title of my one-woman show.) [Huffington Post]
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes cast Gary Oldman, prince of Hollywood, king of New England, as Dreyfus, the leader of the human resistance, and that’s all we can really say about that because whenever we talk about that god among mere mortals, we lose the ability to speak. We just aren’t worthy. [The Mary Sue]