So today is my last day at the Mercury offices*; my internship is over! I’d mock-up an exit interview, but I think I already did that. For what it's worth, everything is the same, except they started paying someone else to do most of the intern work.
Instead, I present a one-off, one-night-only column that I will call LADIES!.
Today in LADIES!:
- In fake lady news, the excruciating and unbearably tone deaf Work It is set to premiere on January 3rd, but not if GLAAD has anything to do with it. The gay rights organization took out a full-page ad in Variety asking ABC to pull the show before it even airs, arguing that treating the idea of men trying to pass as women as laughable is damaging to transgender individuals. Beyond how baffling it is that a dated and significantly more offensive Bosom Buddies remake could have gotten green-lit to start with, can we talk about how the idea that women have an easier time finding work in a tough economy, and even getting paid equally for that work, is completely absurd?
- In geeky lady news, actress and full-time amazing person Helen Mirren would like to be the Doctor, please.
- And in even more geeky lady news, it sounds like the Whedon-less Buffy reboot movie that everyone was bemoaning last year might be DOA. Sources close to the project say the script was so terrible as to be scrapped completely; The Powers That Be are shopping around for a new writer, but it doesn't look good. But don't worry, slaying fans: there's still that Buffy porn!
- And finally, in historical lady news, hey! Did you know that ladies, just like men, have two legs and can actually wear pants in public? But this was not always the case! In 1969, Rep. Charlotte Reid became the first woman to rock a pantsuit on the House floor. Everyone harrumphed a bunch and said cute things like, "I was told there was a lady here in trousers, so I had to come over and see for myself," but she wasn't sanctioned and life went on, now with pants. Incidentally, she wore them once, then decided pants weren't for her.
You and me both, sister.
* Snark aside, I've had a great time here at the Mercury. Thanks to the entire office, especially everyone down in editorial, for making me feel welcome and putting up with my endlessly dorky blog posts. And thanks to all you commenters out there for never once making me cry. See you on Twitter!
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