Episode 70: And the Oscar Goes To...

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Sex Criminals #14, Huck #4, Silk #4, Lumberjanes #23, Giant Days #11, Jem and the Holograms Valentine Special, Insexts #3, Bitch Planet #7, All-New, All-Different Avengers #5, Ms. Marvel #4, Welcome Back #5 and Mockingbird | Sex Criminals breaks the fourth wall, The Vision breaks bad (maybe?), and in Giant Days, a couple breaks up.
  • Real Ladies: Oscar Winners
    Two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson retired from acting to pursue her second career as a member of Britain's Parliament. Like you do. Here's the Entertainment Weekly article that first brought her to Becca's attention. We also spend some time talking about how the Oscars are, like a lot of things, pretty heavily stacked against women and people of color. For some fascinating, if depressing, insight into that, please read "What Does the Academy Value in a Black Performance" from The New York Times and "The Oscars' Giant Gender Gap Isn't Closing" from Women and Hollywood. Of course, no conversation about ladies and the Oscars is complete without a mention of Meryl Streep, whose recent comments about diversity in film were, it turns out, taken out of context. Need a little palate cleanser after all that serious business? Here's an aesthetically pleasing infographic depicting the dresses of all the Best Actress winners from 1929-2014.
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