The Future of Persephone Magazine

As you’ve noticed, I’m sure, we’ve dropped off content by quite a bit. This post is to explain why, and to talk a bit about our future. Lest I bury the lede, the most important takeaway is that we’re not going anywhere. Pmag will stay online as long as the server bill gets paid, and that’s not currently a huge deal. Read More The Future of Persephone Magazine

This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

Dear Parents, You Need to Quit Acting Like a Persecuted Minority. Sincerely, Logic.

Despite the fact that parents are the majority in the U.S. (more than 80% of adults go the parent route), if daddy bloggers like Matt Walsh are to be believed, parents are a persecuted, defenseless minority beholden to the ruthless whims of the childless masses. In his recent blog post, “Dear parents, you need to control your kids. Sincerely, non-parents,” Walsh presents the following scenario of something he recently witnessed: a hapless, misunderstood parent is out in the world doing absolutely everything right while her little one has a meltdown, when along comes one of the cold-hearted, ignorant, childless bullies that controls the world to spit vitriol in her parental face. Read More Dear Parents, You Need to Quit Acting Like a Persecuted Minority. Sincerely, Logic.

New Show Recap: The New Normal, Episode 1.14, “Stay-At-Home Dad”

This week’s The New Normal is all about child care arrangements and having realistic expectations of your parenting abilities. And also Rocky’s dreams of being a producer. But mostly the parenting stuff.

Read More New Show Recap: The New Normal, Episode 1.14, “Stay-At-Home Dad”

Another Take on the Native/Tourist Dynamic

I am an NYC-dweller who has the outside perspective of one who has spent half her life in another place (Virginia, to be exact). I was heading home on the subway yesterday after a not-fun day at work, and I was in a terrible mood due to something blog-related, so my fuse was shorter than normal. Read More Another Take on the Native/Tourist Dynamic