Even in this rapidly changing world, we can always count on a few annual events — swallows returning to Capistrano, back-to-school sales, and the annual Fox News whining about the War on Christmas. According to their complaints, godless anti-religious socialists are trying to ruin the American way of life by asking that governments, schools, and even, gasp, retailers try to be inclusive. Pundits point to some horrid city council that decides to replace its annual Nativity scene with a “winter” scene, or stores that use “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” in their advertisements. Continue reading
The holidays are a time for family, friends, fun, and. . . hazy traditions. Wassail is a drink or a time to party or something right? Dating back to Ye Olden Days? Or is it something more?
If you learn nothing else this week, remember this: It’s time stock up on purple. Why? Read on to find out.
Welcome to another edition of “News in Asia.”
Make yourself a mug of hot cocoa, or maybe a hot toddy, and let’s jump right into some of this week’s news stories.
The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.) Continue reading
This week I’m mixing things up, pointing you not just to great ladyblog reads but also discoveries from the interwebz that may be of interest to you, dear ladyblog enthusiasts.
Hello, friends. I hope all you Americans had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Continue reading
This week, Scotland has big news, Pakistan protests drones, Katie Couric gets a new job, and racism is everywhere. Continue reading
While you’re in a food coma this week, enjoy these reads from ladyblogland. Continue reading
Hello, friends. It’s news time! Continue reading
By now, I’m sure most of us have seen the GoldieBlox video featuring a version of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls,” an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine, and a theme of giving young girls something to play with that’s not pink or princess-y. Continue reading
Greetings, Persephoneers! Happy Friday to you all. There’s lots happening in the world of LGBT equality this week, and we’ve also got a handful of other stories that I thought might interest you. Let’s get started, shall we?
It’s misogyny time! We’ve got one victory in the abortion-rights fight (but more bad news), a fantastic Twitter hashtag in response to a horrible “motivational” speaker, Fox News idiocy, and the best Beastie Boys cover ever! Continue reading
Two Lambeth, England suspects are in custody after three women were able to escape their home after 30 years of captivity. The three women reached out to Freedom Charity after seeing a documentary on forced marriages. The woman are reported as being “severely traumatized.” Continuing coverage on BBC