PoC News in America

This past week, the internet was abuzz with the racist Star Wars boycott news, but we were too busy appreciating the cuteness of the cast celebrating the trailer.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Stand-Up Comedy Edition

Sometimes we all just need a good laugh. I fall asleep to comedy each night because somehow those funny people soothe me off into dreamland. I tend to also consume it a lot in general, so I bring you my ten favorite current comedians.  Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Stand-Up Comedy Edition

This Week in Lady Reads

Over the past week, there’s been quite a bit of coverage of Caitlyn Jenner, so we’ve found a few posts you can use to refute the ignorant haters. We’ve also got lots of good reads about feminism and other social justice topics, pop culture, a bit of science (with an unfortunate side of sexism), and some fun stuff to cheer you back up if you make it to the end. (You can do it!) Read More This Week in Lady Reads

When the Word “Rescue” is a Problem

This is going to sound surprising considering how often I use the term, but I really don’t like the use of the word “rescue” to describe a dog that was obtained via a pet welfare group or pound. Yes, groups that find homes for unwanted dogs are called “rescue” as a shorthand term, and yes, some of those dogs have literally been rescued from terrible situations. However, when I hear the term applied to an individual dog (e.g., “She’s a rescue.” or “I rescued him.”), I am uncomfortable, and here’s why: Read More When the Word “Rescue” is a Problem

This Week in Lady Reads

Come on in for some fun, feminism, and science (with a side of misandry)! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

This Week in Misogyny is Not a Terrorist

Is Hillary Clinton responsible for the Boko Haram kidnappings (and is she hiding brain damage from us)? Why did the New York Times fire Jill Abramson? Are you smarter than the average American? Let’s see if we can answer these questions and more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not a Terrorist

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week, I attended an academic conference in which someone addressed the topic of mass incarceration of black women, a topic that ladyblogland has talked about for years. It makes you think: there’s a lot of good work being done here in ladyblogland. With that in mind, let’s see what the bloggers talked about this week. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland