This Week in Misogyny is Capsy Swearing

[E] HillaryThis Week in Misogyny2 Comments

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I just can’t, y’all. CANNOT. Even without the Ray Rice video debacle, there was still an absurd amount of news this week. Come on in to find out which surprising city may be passing a racist abortion ban, who thinks women are penis homes, and why white people need to shut up about butts and Beyoncé. (As usual, trigger warnings … Read More

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Shoe Shopping When You Have Huge Feet

NatashaStyle16 Comments

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Clothes shopping can be tough because I’m fat, but I do know how to sew and if worse comes to worst, I can create clothes for myself. Bra shopping is a pain, but at least no one will see those bras (without my permission). But shoes. Shoes. I’ve worn an 11 in women’s shoes since I was about 12 years … Read More

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Zombie, Zombie Again

Martti NelsonBooks6 Comments

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Hi, Persephone readers! I’m a first-time poster, long-time reader who’s here to tell you the story of how I wrote a thing, I got a literary agent for thing!, thing did not sell, there was much huffing glue with fantasy creatures, and then I self-pubbed thing and lived to tell the tale. The zombie fairy tale, to be precise.

Martti NelsonIf at First You Don’t Succeed, Zombie, Zombie Again

Persephone Pioneers: Eisa Jocson

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I had the pleasure of chatting with performance artist from the Philippines, Eisa Jocson, who is a featured artist at this year’s Time-Based Art Festival presented by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. As a Filipina myself and as person who is aspiring for a career in researching gender and sexuality (in the academe or outside), Eisa’s work completely fascinates … Read More

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Catherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl

Linotte MelodieuseCrossposts2 Comments

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Imagine my initial surprise and delight this weekend when I saw the headline that Jack the Ripper had been identified as Aaron Kosminski from DNA gathered left on a shawl belonging to Catherine Eddowes. Then I read the article and saw the source of the news: The Daily Mail, which, okay, maybe, but then the claim started to look bad … Read More

Linotte MelodieuseCatherine Eddowes, Aaron Kosminiski, and the Question of a Shawl