This Week in Misogyny Goes Hulksmash!

I wish I were here to bring you good news, but that’s in short supply this week. What I’ve got instead is abortion bullshit, rape apology/victim-blaming, more things that feminism has ruined, a Nice Guyâ„¢, and the woman who wants to feed him to sharks. Actually, that last story kinda made my day. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Goes Hulksmash!

Good News: David Brooks Is Wrong

Last week, conservative pundit David Brooks wrote a column saying that Americans were using certain words less in their writing, and this proved the U.S. isn’t as virtuous as it used to be. For instance, a study using the Google books database “found that between 1960 and 2008 individualistic words and phrases increasingly overshadowed communal words and phrases.”  Read More Good News: David Brooks Is Wrong

Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with Tracy Engelbrecht’s memoir, The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No. Being a childless woman in her mid-twenties, I wasn’t sure how I would relate to a book about Engelbrecht, who found out she was going to be a mom when she was fourteen. I figured it would just be another whiny tale about men’s trickery and the woes of being a teenage mom. I was dead wrong. Read More Book Review: The Girl Who Couldn’t Say No

New Show Recap: “Parenthood,” Season 4, Episode 13, “Small Victories”

Just when you think Parenthood’s fourth season couldn’t get any heavier than Kristina having breast cancer and Sarah switching boyfriends, it does. This week’s episode’s title is Small Victories, and really, the most notable victory was that Max is now showering on a regular basis. Read More New Show Recap: “Parenthood,” Season 4, Episode 13, “Small Victories”