Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Casey & April #1, Runaways #1, Black Canary #1, Grayson, Ms. Marvel #16, The Infinity Gauntlet #1 & 2, Lumberjanes # 15, Jem #4, The Infinite Loop #3, Nimona | Marvel's Secret Wars rage on with varied levels of success. Noelle Stevenson serves up myriad comics with varied levels success. DC Comics keeps drawing us in with varied levels of success. Romantic relationships come to the fore of several of our books. With varied levels of success. Obviously. We also talk about the right way for creators and publishers to respond to criticism about representation in their books. Good job, DC.
- This Week in the Book Report
This week we talk about missed windows: the books we're too old, too spoiled (in the sense that we know what happens), or too informed about either the book or its creator to enjoy now. Some of these book we've read and they just didn't land with us, others will never be given that chance.
- Periods in Popular Culture
Let's just get right to the links, because boy do we have a lot of 'em:
- 15 Memorable Menstruation Moments in Pop Culture
- BitchTapes: Eight Songs About Periods
- Menstrual Cups Are a Feminist Issue
- For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle, It's a Nightmare
- Instagram Censored a Photo of a Woman on Her Period...
- These Are the U.S. States That Tax Women for Having Periods
- The Future of Periods Will Be High-Tech, Messy, and Might Involve Jellyfish
- The Girls Are Forced to Skip Class Because of Their Periods
- This Week in Ladies Recommends
A: Bree Newsome is so baller. (Also check out this amazing variant cover for Southern Bastard #10.)
B: So You Think You Can Dance