This Week in Lady Reads

Welcome back to another week of lady reads! This week, we’ve got the best movie review ever written, a sick burn on Donald Trump, cool animals, and lots of other interesting posts. Read More This Week in Lady Reads

Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

The 2015 Girl Scout cookie season is underway across the country. Earlier today, my daughter and I tallied her sales and emailed them to our cookie manager. This year, my fourth grader approached many customers herself, went knocking on neighbors’ doors and called relatives. She wrote down the orders herself, gave totals, and is currently planning her thank you notes for delivery. Watching her take a vested interest in this annual project adds even more value to this experience. Read More It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time! It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

If anything captivated ladyblogland this past week, it was Ferguson. Our PoC news captured a few articles yesterday. I’ve rounded up a few, plus some other articles of interest.

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This Week in Misogyny Will Take “That’s Sexist!” for $400, Alex

This week, let’s talk about why teen girls should think about getting IUDs, why some men are weirdly excited to be called “evil,” and why no app can stop sexual assault. Also, weddings and babies! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Will Take “That’s Sexist!” for $400, Alex

If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Million Times – Don’t Exaggerate!

My father loved to give advice in pithy brief sound-bites, like “Neither a borrower or a lender be,” “If you break your leg, don’t come running to me,” and “Moderation in all things, including moderation.” One of our favorites was when he helped us do story problems in math, and we could count on him to say RTFQ (for “Read the F-ing Question”). And of course, he frequently admonished us to stick to the facts and refrain from exaggerating, particularly when it came to why we couldn’t help with the dishes (“I have nine hours of homework!”) or why we were fighting (“She’s been bugging me for three days straight!”). Read More If I’ve Told You Once, I’ve Told You a Million Times – Don’t Exaggerate!

Girl Scout Cookies: The Real Agenda

This weekend, my daughter and I will deliver nearly one hundred boxes of cookies to our friends and family. Her troop of fourteen third graders have sold 1356 boxes of cookies, and they are just getting started. We’ll be braving the elements and selling cookies at designated locations throughout February and most of March. Read More Girl Scout Cookies: The Real Agenda