If anyone reading this (either of you?) is familiar with Ragen over at Dances with Fat, you probably know that she has been training for an IRONMAN triathlon. This past weekend she did a test run, an IRONMAN 70.3 (which is half the distance of the main race), on the same course she’ll be on next year.
Why am I writing about someone else’s endeavors? Two reasons: first, it didn’t go well, and second, trolls.
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We’re keeping it short and sweet this week, but quality over quantity, right? Read More This Week in Lady Reads
More serious stuff this week than last, but the posts were just too good to pass up. Click on through to read about misgendering raptors, ~*~sarcasm~*~ online, and lots of other cool stuff! Read More This Week in Lady Reads
With all the terrible things going on this week, we actually have a few spots of good news this week. Not many, but I’ll take what I can get! Plus, this week’s BAMFs are even more badass than usual, and two of them are only 7 years old. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Would Never Ban Squirting
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 WordPress community is trying to address the issues that often face women on the Interwebs, especially harassment. I approve of this message. WPTavern Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland
We’ve mentioned this great piece by Amanda Hess, which outlines exactly what many women encounter online related to abuse and harassment. Read More Lunchtime Poll: The Perils of Being a Woman on the Internet