Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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This Week in Misogyny is Sick of Victim-Blaming

It’s been a banner week at the Washington Post; they’ve earned top billing this week for publishing George Will’s latest inanity (though the New York Post has equal blame for that one) and an article that used completely irrelevant data to victim-blame single moms who are abused. Good job, assholes. Let’s see who else is keeping them company, because of course they weren’t the only terrible people out there. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Sick of Victim-Blaming

Recap: RuPaul’s Drag Race, Episode 5.4, “The Nutcracker”

Welcome back, Persephoneers! The week’s best hour of dirty puns is back. No, I’m not talking about a John Boehner C-Span appearance – I mean RuPaul’s Drag Race!

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When You Actually Needed Talent to be on TV: A Look Back at “Star Search”

The other day, I found myself watching a Full House re-run where Joey was sad because he had made a deal with himself that in ten years, he’d be famous. The decade mark was fast approaching, and he still lived in his best friend’s basement. Fear not, because the Tanners sent in a tape to Star Search and Joey was chosen to be on the show. It hit me when they showed Ed McMahon: I had completely forgotten that I used to adore Star Search, and despite having no talents to showcase, wanted to be on it sooooo bad.  Read More When You Actually Needed Talent to be on TV: A Look Back at “Star Search”

Book Review: “Between You and Me”

I’ve followed Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus for a decade now, ever since they burst onto the scene with the bestselling domestic tell-all The Nanny Diaries. Their follow-up, Citizen Girl, was also excellent, with a feminist protagonist struggling to stay employed while maintaining her values. I feel they’ve lost their edge in recent years, with books ranging from fair-to-middlin’ (The Real Real) to forgettable (Dedication) to freakng terrible (Nanny Returns. Shudder). However, when I saw their latest on NetGalley, I couldn’t resist giving the duo another shot. Here’s what I thought of Between You and Me. Read More Book Review: “Between You and Me”

Rolling Till The Open Thread Ends

Y’all, I can’t stop listening to this Adele/Britney Spears mashup. Approximately 100 of the views on this YouTube video are from me.  Dance along with me and catch up with your frayns in tonight’s open thread! Read More Rolling Till The Open Thread Ends