This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume

Y’all. It’s been a hell of a week. Of course we’re still dealing with GamerGate, plus the backlash to the street harassment video that everyone loved just a few days ago. And don’t forget the fucked up Halloween costumes that are already out there! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume

This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

ElevatorGate

There are fewer and fewer of us who actually remember the first scandal with a name endeding in “gate,” thus inspiring every other controversy to adopt a similar suffix, whether somewhat comparable (“BridgeGate,” about Chris Christie and the GW Bridge closure), unwieldy (the Mark Sanford “AppalachianTrailGate” sex scandal) or downright silly (criticism of the President’s summer wardrobe became “TanSuitGate”). But part of why the “-gate” naming continues to this day is that the original Watergate scandal was a huge historic moment. Read More ElevatorGate

This Week in Misogyny Found Some Sexist Pigs

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time to learn about all the things that sucked this week! Hooray! Let’s talk about Miss America, the NFL, and why you really should smile more, ladies! Trust me on that one. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Found Some Sexist Pigs

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears

Raise your hand if you’re mad as hell at the Supreme Court right about now. Yup, thought so. To find out who else you should be mad at this week, let’s take a look at the rest of the news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears

Write A List: On Dealing With Intimate Violence

Q. I’m sitting here covered in scratches and marks because my ex-boyfriend just beat me up on his way out of my life. I’m pretty scared right now. I know if I tell anyone they’ll just blame me for it. My ex said I have huge anger issues before he beat me up and smashed my whiteboard. I know this isn’t a sex question but I am all alone in this city and I don’t know where else to turn.
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This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

There was so much terribleness this week that y’all get a double dose of This Week in Misogyny! First up, we find out the latest news about the students who were kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria, wonder what the hell L’Oreal was thinking, and shake our fists at terrible people and gender essentialism. There’s a little bit of good news at the end, though! And some levity courtesy of John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People