Links for Later: Lepenisation Edition by the Forward

Links for Later: Lepenisation Edition

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-What’s French far-right politician Marine Le Pen doing at Trump Tower? Drinking a warm beverage out of a paper cup like some kind of American? I believe this isn’t my first time introducing Sisterhood readers to a certain French word: lepénisation, a (real) word used to describe the influence of the far-right Le Pen family on politics. Marine’s presence probably has something to do with the impending lepenisation of America.

-Kara Brown critiques a tee shirt for white women who want the world to know that they’re not one of those other white women. Writes Brown: “I’ll tell you, as a black woman, seeing that shirt doesn’t necessarily tell me you’re an ally or worth trusting any more than the sanely-dressed white woman next to you.”

-RIP the ACA.

-Artist Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham’s mother, shares her beauty routine with Into the Gloss. I can pretend I wouldn’t click on that but I would, and did, and may have even clicked on one of her nail polish recommendations.

-Where was Sasha Obama during her dad’s farewell address to the nation? She had homework.

-Leslie Hsu Oh describes some advantages of “sitting the month” (zuo yue zi), a Chinese postpartum tradition that sounds a bit like a month-long Shabbat.

Links for Later

Links for Later

Phoebe Maltz Bovy edits the Sisterhood, and can be reached at Her book, The Perils of “Privilege”, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017.

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Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Phoebe Maltz Bovy is a former editor of the Sisterhood blog at the Forward. Her writing has appeared in several publications, including The New Republic and The Atlantic. Her book, “The Perils of ‘Privilege,’” was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2017. She has a PhD in French and French Studies from New York University, and has read a lot of 19th century French Jewish newspapers for a 21st century American.

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