This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome people and cool readings this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

The VERY Commitment: Or, If You Wanna Fly…

Q. I have been in a relationship with a man for almost four years. We have a one-year-old son. (We operate as if we are married. Marriage is not a factor. We are VERY committed, joint accounts and wills, etc.) I am a perfectionist. I know this is not a positive quality but I have accepted it as one of my hard-to-change flaws. HOWEVER. Read More The VERY Commitment: Or, If You Wanna Fly…

This Week in Misogyny Has Fantastic Feminist Hair

There’s a wee bit of good news mixed with the bad this week, along with a couple of year-in-reviews of 2013’s top moments in feminism and misogyny. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has Fantastic Feminist Hair

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Can I Do Manly Things While My Husband is Away?

The following was taken from Dr. Laura’s website. Have questions you want somebody that isn’t Dr. Laura to answer? Ask me!

The question: “My husband is going on vacation for 2 weeks and, as a surprise for him while he’s gone, I’m planning on having some work done to our home…fix the floor, remodel, trim the trees and bushes, etc. I was going to have family help with these things to keep costs down. I have previously mentioned the things to him that I plan to do. He works long hours 6 days a week so I can stay home with our 14 month old baby. I love him and appreciate his hard work and thought this would be a nice way to help him out with things that he doesn’t have time for. Do you think that this is a good idea?” Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Can I Do Manly Things While My Husband is Away?

We Try It: Cleaning Products that Really Do Make Things Easier.

I come from a long line of women who kept spotless houses. My grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, great-aunts, lady cousins and my mom all had or have very clean homes.  Read More We Try It: Cleaning Products that Really Do Make Things Easier.