There’s a whole world of ladyblogs out there, and we’ve found the best of the best (and the best of the worst) from this past week for your reading pleasure. What have you found around the interwebs lately?
Sady Doyle wrote on Rookie Mag about her diagnosis with bipolar II disorder. It’s a scary disease, and Sady humanizes the diagnosis and also writes a phenomenal first person account of what it’s like to be sick but not realize you’re sick. On Falling Apart in Rookie
Here’s a story to make your skin crawl: a woman describes how her parents didn’t believe she was being molested. TW, obviously. XO Jane
Hey! A Jez piece that didn’t make anyone roll their eyes. It’s about that whole Lady Gaga is anorexic piece. As always, approach the comments with caution. Jezebel
Dudes! Get vasectomies! Especially if your partner doesn’t want kids either. The Frisky
I was reading this piece because I like stories that look at more conservative decisions even-handedly, but then I got to the part where the interview subject describes being raped, which, geez, talk about Madonna/Whore. And for me it was shocking but not triggering, but I then noticed that they didn’t put a trigger warning at the top. I do sometimes feel that trigger warnings can be overused, but in this case, it would have been nice to have. Interview with a Virgin on The Hairpin
Jessica Valenti gets asked about how she lost her baby weight. She takes ’em down. Jessica Valenti’s tumblr
Are those not-quite-nude fund-raising calendars good for women? SkepChick
Slate asks if feminism can be sarcastic and still be effective. What say you? Slate
If you think there’s something we missed or something you’d like us to highlight next week, share in the comments!