This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

“Awareness” has gone too far. TOO FAR. And there’s plenty of truly tragic news this week to go along with the shit that’s merely infuriating. But if you can make it through to the end, Jessica Williams will make it all better. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Is Not Down with Fracking for the Cure

This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

New Yorkers, be sure to check out the recommended readings before hitting the voting booth in a couple weeks (you are voting in the primaries, right?) so you can be sure to vote for the feminist candidates, who aren’t necessarily the female candidates. We’ve also got updates on the misogyny of the Emmys, lots of terrible people, some disheartening studies (the one about Fifty Shades readers was particularly interesting, though not terribly surprising), and so much more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

Oh, Republicans. Y’all need to stop. So do a lot of other people. But we also get to find out why men shouldn’t wear suits (yes they should!), check out some misandristic accessories, and have a moon party! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

This Week in Misogyny is Your Brain on Engineering

Some schools may be on Passover/spring break this week, but misogyny didn’t take the week off. Instead, we’ve learned that young girls think it’s normal to be sexually harassed, that even women who become CEOs aren’t exempt from harassment, and that we shouldn’t try to earn the same wages as men if we ever want to catch a husband. Sigh. At least there’s a new GoldieBlox ad! With a baby chicken! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Your Brain on Engineering

You Can Handle The Truth: Skyping and Sexting

Q. My boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship. We see each other about twice a month and chat by phone/Skype just about every night. We’ve even had a few “dates.” The thing I’m trying to figure out is the sex. IRL, we’re on fire. We ask for what we want and generally get it (unless, you know, it is too far outside of the other person’s comfort zone and then we compromise). How can we approach sexy sex long distance? I’ve suggested sexting, dirty phone calls or some sexy Skype time, but he’s a little wary of it and starts giggling. To be honest, I giggle too. I would like to add some naughty to our distance and would love your advice on doing something the both of us feel comfortable with.  Read More You Can Handle The Truth: Skyping and Sexting

Breaking Bad… Habits

We’ve all struggled with trying to stop behaviors we know aren’t good for us, and I imagine most of us have some embarrassing episodes in our past. So far be it from me to cast the first stone against politicians whose foibles are played out in the glare of public awareness. None of us would want to be a candidate for office, trying to defend ourselves against a surreptitious YouTube video of us telling an off-color joke (or singing karaoke badly). My younger son claims he has photos of me sneaking Reese’s out of his Halloween candy several years in a row, and let’s just say I’m glad that the Internet and cell phone cameras didn’t exist that time my college roommates and I went to Martha’s Vineyard. Read More Breaking Bad… Habits

This Week in Misogyny: Exasperated Sigh Edition

Once again, we find ourselves with two weeks’ worth of misogyny to round up. Can’t the world ever cut us a break? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Exasperated Sigh Edition

Talk Dirty to Me: the Good and the Ugly World of Sexting

It’s not even my birthday, But he wanna lick the icing off, I know you want it in the worst way, Can’t wait to blow my candles out…
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