This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

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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.)

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This Week in Misogyny is a Magical Unicorn

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Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.
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Welcome to another roundup of misogyny news! Fortunately this week wasn’t nearly as horrible as last week, and we even have some good stuff to report. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, But That Isn’t Enough

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Elfity, so named for her tendency to be a bit uppity and her elf-like appearance, is a graduate student and professional Scary Feminist of Rage. She has a propensity for social justice, cheese, and Doctor Who. Favorite activities include making strange noises, napping with puppies and/or kitties, and engaging in political and philosophical debates.
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[TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of sexual violence.]  As you may have noticed, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and like with a lot of other awareness months, the focus is a little too narrow. Awareness isn’t enough when it comes to sexual assault. In order for things to change, we have to give equal attention (or even more) to prevention.

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Examining the Effect of KONY 2012

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Florida girl living on the west coast. During the day, I consult in social media and community management. I have a really cute puppy (Elphaba) and a British husband (I keep him for his accent) as well as an unhealthy relationship with parentheses. http://thatgirlcrystal.com
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Unless you were completely off the grid last week, you probably saw either Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video, the backlash against it, or both. While there’s a wealth of critical analysis of whether the KONY 2012 campaign is actually doing any good, there’s no doubt that it got people’s attention. So let’s examine the good, the bad, and the to-be-determined … Read More

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Takedown Take Two: Bald Barbie Returns

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I am old and wise.Perhaps more old than wise, but once you're old, you don't give a shit about details anymore.
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Whoo boy. Since my last Takedown, the “Bald Barbie movement” exploded, with the story being broadcast worldwide and 110,000 more people jumping on the bandwagon and liking the Facebook page. Let me get this out right from the start: I don’t hate kids with cancer. I am not, contrary to some of the comments made on my last article, a … Read More

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Takedown: Bald Barbie

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I am old and wise.Perhaps more old than wise, but once you're old, you don't give a shit about details anymore.
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This week’s crapdate is showing up in a variety of ways, so here it is from a Facebook page created just to spread the message: “We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, Alopecia or Trichotillomania. Also, for young girls who are having trouble … Read More

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Casey Anthony, Facebook Outrage, and Missing White Woman Syndrome

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I punctuate sentences with Oxford commas, and I punctuate disagreements with changesocks. Proud curmudgeon. Get off my lawn.
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When the Casey Anthony trial verdict was announced last week, my social media feeds blew up in heavily-punctuated outrage. My Facebook feed alone had a string of nearly one hundred status updates, all expressing shock, dismay, and anger at the outcome of the trial, most using a minimum of four exclamation points.  At work, the verdict was all anyone could … Read More

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