Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What did you read over break? Here’s what ended up on my list.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

From Miss America to Shonda Rhimes, ladyblogland has it all!

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This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy

Saturday, I enjoyed a popcorn movie I remember initially watching in high school: The Truth About Cats and Dogs. It’s Cyrano De Begerac, only instead of a big nose, our romantic hero is a petite, feminist vet played by Janeane Garofolo.

The movie has its problems. It certainly doesn’t pass the Bechdel test and I would have liked to have seen Uma Thurman’s character given a little more wit, but I finished the movie feeling both good about the way women were treated and questioning the romantic drivel we are given nowadays. Read More The Truth About What I Want in a Romantic Comedy

Persephone Book Club: The Westing Game Pt. 2

Hello, my especially bookish friends! Happy Thursday! It’s the second week of our discussion on The Westing Game, so today we’ll be covering the basics, getting to know the author a little better, and starting to break up into groups for the Big Surprise Project (BSP).  Read More Persephone Book Club: The Westing Game Pt. 2