This Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

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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.)

[E] HillaryThis Week in Misogyny is Not a Trophy Wife

In Defence of Imperfection

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Last weekend’s New York Times Magazine featured a funny, insightful, self-deprecating piece by Carina Chocano, in which she discussed one of my favourite hopeless clichés – the Strong Female Character: “Strong female character” is one of those shorthand memes that has leached into the cultural groundwater and spawned all kinds of cinematic clichés: alpha professionals whose laser-like focus on career … Read More

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Getting a Sense of Humour

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As a self-identifying feminist, I would be a rich woman if I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard, “It’s just a joke! Have a sense of humour!” in regards to innumerable movies and TV shows with which I found issue. Understandably, this pisses me off. But, I can’t help but think that there is a point where a … Read More

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