It’s been a banner week at the Washington Post; they’ve earned top billing this week for publishing George Will’s latest inanity (though the New York Post has equal blame for that one) and an article that used completely irrelevant data to victim-blame single moms who are abused. Good job, assholes. Let’s see who else is keeping them company, because of course they weren’t the only terrible people out there. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Sick of Victim-Blaming
Welcome back to 5 Books, our occasional series exploring the reading habits of our editors, writers, and commenters. This week, we’re spending some time with Savannah, one of our long term contributors and commenters. She’s always got something interesting to say and her choice of books is no exception.
If you Google The Fault in Our Stars, you will be gifted with literally thousands of pages of reviews. As a New York Times best seller, John Green’s latest YA novel is pretty much the opposite of an indie hidden gem but that’s not stopping me from telling the world why I kind of love it. I think Hazel Grace said it best when she said, “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” This is one of those books for me. Let’s be clear. This is a cancer book and if that’s not your thing I will not be offended if you turn around and make a quick exit but if you don’t hit the back button on your browser, I’ll explain why this one is worth putting on your “To Read” list. Read More The Fault in Our Stars: The View from Inside the Clubhouse
And that title is most likely the last time I will write “FTW” this year. Well, apart from that second time. And in the tags. Read More YA FTW!
Unlike the headache that brought on The Diagnosis article, this week’s inspiration comes from the cat on my lap and a particular book I’ve been re-reading. Juniper Puss’s contribution has come, not unsurprisingly, from his incredible ability to sleep anywhere, anytime. The book’s contribution comes from me wanting to somehow drag a connection into an article, so I can wax lyrical for a sentence or two about how spectacular the aforementioned book is. Read More Caregiving: Sleep