This Week in Misogyny Will Not Break the Internet

Butts, y’all. And also some real news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Will Not Break the Internet

Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World

On Sunday, prolific and well-known reviewer and critic for the Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen, released an article on Glyndebourne’s production of Rosenkavalier, and oh, is it a train wreck rife with body shaming and misogyny. Read More Fat Shaming and Misogyny in the Opera World

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I swear there’s a cat gif at the end of this.

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Until You’re Empty

The doctors warned me that a C-section might be required if my baby’s heart rate continued to decline, but I could push if I wanted.

I didn’t want to chance it. He needed to get out as soon as possible. My body had done a great job to this point, but it was time for the brain to make an executive decision. Read More Until You’re Empty

Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with Tracy Engelbrecht’s memoir, The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No. Being a childless woman in her mid-twenties, I wasn’t sure how I would relate to a book about Engelbrecht, who found out she was going to be a mom when she was fourteen. I figured it would just be another whiny tale about men’s trickery and the woes of being a teenage mom. I was dead wrong. Read More Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No