Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, Terry Pratchett + More

It is Friday once again, friends, and lots has happened. Click on through for Ferguson updates, some science news, obituaries, and more.

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This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears

Raise your hand if you’re mad as hell at the Supreme Court right about now. Yup, thought so. To find out who else you should be mad at this week, let’s take a look at the rest of the news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Drinking MRA Tears

Let’s Talk About Robin Thicke’s Abusive Ploy To “Get Her Back”

By now, most people know that serial boundary pusher Robin Thicke is reluctantly single, and in the middle of a full-on media blitz to prove contrition for the unnamed offenses that drove away his lady love, actress Paula Patton. Said media blitz is supposedly meant to “Get Her Back,” as indicated by the lead single of the same name, from his new album of public apologies, Paula. Read More Let’s Talk About Robin Thicke’s Abusive Ploy To “Get Her Back”

This Week in Misogyny: Hoo Lordy

Oh, misogyny. It never stops, does it? This week we’re catching up on three weeks worth of awful, so brace yourselves. Plus, you get to find out why I’m not friends with very many people from high school! (Yes, it’s disgustingly relevant and you probably already saw the story.) As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply. Read More This Week in Misogyny: Hoo Lordy

An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Dear Miley,

You’ve received your fair share of criticism in recent years. I confess, I liked your show, and I’ve danced to “See You Again” in my living room. I thought you were okay. Like the rest of America, I’ve seen your progression to movies and a solo career. When you started with the twerk and ratchet obsession this year, I was not amused. I rolled my eyes. Then there was Sunday night. I don’t even have a cable subscription, but I couldn’t avoid seeing clips of your performance virtually everywhere online. And I must say, it is not okay. Your performance with the often problematic Robin Thicke amounted to a minstrel show of epic proportions. Read More An Open Letter to Miley Cyrus

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Work Edition

I just got off of nine days in a row as a retail shift lead. This was not a fun stretch by any means. I did four shifts of four to midnight, two shifts of seven a.m. opening, including a clopen (closing one night then opening the next morning), and three night shifts that ended at 10:30. Needless to say I needed my music this last week to keep me going. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Work Edition

This Week in Misogyny (and Other Assorted F#@%ery)

I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted from the ups and downs in the news this week. Wendy Davis is a big damn hero, but her efforts may be for nothing. SCOTUS’s decision on DOMA was a win for”¦ conservatives? My head is reeling. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny (and Other Assorted F#@%ery)