FRIDAY FOURTEEN ISSUE 10

The essay by porn star Lorelei Lee on the war of sex work will have you ricocheting between utter fascination and blind rage from beginning to end (“Bradley belonged to a group of boys who I only ever saw together. One of them had a credit card. At some point after we met, they used it to pay to see me naked on the internet. On that day or soon after, Bradley told his friends that he was going to have sex with me. “He wants to fuck you,” one of them said. This was the way things were. If a boy said he wanted to fuck you, you were supposed to feel flattered.”)

Data shows that women no longer find living alone scary, which is great news for us but bad news for the patriarchy

An important investigation into why outfits go bad at 3pm

Have you ever thought about how your own spending habits create burnout in others? (“Are you willing to embrace that truly slight inconvenience — and maybe pay a few dollars more — so that a person’s job is significantly less shitty? Are you willing to wait five more minutes for an Uber so that, when you get in, you know that your drive has health insurance and is making a living wage? Are you willing to pay $4 more for your yoga class (YOUR YOGA CLASS!) so that your teacher, who you likely venerate, can have some semblance of the stability/peace you yourself are attempting to find BY GOING TO YOGA??? Are you willing to have slightly less so that others can have significantly more? Or, as I like to think about it, do you actually care about other people?”)

Hide your peaches: Call Me By My Name is getting a sequel (!!!!!)

The team behind the Netflix show Ugly Delicious have a new show out called Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and the trailer looks goooodd

The death of the calorie

Just when we thought the last thing the world needed was another crisp smashed potato recipe, we stumble upon this creation from the heavens: crispy roast potatoes with walnut and anchovy dressing. Weekend plans sorted.

Lizzie’s been tuning into Double J’s Big Day Out podcast since it was released a few weeks ago, and this week’s episode about the death of Jessica Michalik after she was crushed in a mosh pit during Limp Bizkit’s set is incredibly compelling listening

Yo! Women, it’s time for us to stop leaning in and for men to start leaning the fuck out (“Rarely do we stop to consider that many of life’s problems might be better explained by the alternative titles “Men Who Love Too Little,” “ … Think Too Little,” “ … Worry Too Little” or “ … Do Too Little.” But instead we assume without question that whatever men are doing or thinking is what we all should be aiming for.”)

Would you read a full length book on Instagram?

Vanessa made Ottolenghi’s orzo with prawns, tomato and marinated feta during the week and it ticked all her speedy weeknight supper boxes (she recommends throwing in a bunch of broccolini and spinach at the end to up the green factor)

This utterly fascinating profile on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is one of the best long reads we’ve devoured all year (“Today, Bezos controls nearly 40 percent of all e-commerce in the United States. More product searches are conducted on Amazon than on Google, which has allowed Bezos to build an advertising business as valuable as the entirety of IBM. Add The Washington Post to this portfolio and Bezos is, at a minimum, a rival to the likes of Disney’s Bob Iger or the suits at AT&T, and arguably the most powerful man in American culture.”)

Elizabeth Warren has impeccable comedic timing


 
Vanessa Keys