This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

There was so much terribleness this week that y’all get a double dose of This Week in Misogyny! First up, we find out the latest news about the students who were kidnapped by extremists in Nigeria, wonder what the hell L’Oreal was thinking, and shake our fists at terrible people and gender essentialism. There’s a little bit of good news at the end, though! And some levity courtesy of John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Bad News and Terrible People

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Like That

One of the things I love about ladyblogland is how easy it is to bring a feminist perspective to events. There were a few gems this past week. Read More Dispatches from Ladyblogland: I Like That

This Week in Misogyny is Doubling Down

This series might have taken off for the holiday last week, but the world just kept on dealing out one piece of misogynistic crap after another. So much so that we’re doling out two misogyny posts this week. Gird your loins, ladies! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Doubling Down

Gif It to Me, Baby: High Fives and Fist Bumps

Whether you go old school with the high five or play it cool with a fist bump, I’ve got gifs for you!  Read More Gif It to Me, Baby: High Fives and Fist Bumps

Where Are the Makeovers for Men?

Every week on the Today show, there are segments that air at certain times, and on most Friday’s during the fourth hour, one such segment is “Ambush Makeover.” Two women are selected from the people watching the show outside, whisked inside the studio, and given new haircuts, clothes, and a make-up application. The women are always thrilled, and so are their friends and/or family that accompanied them. Read More Where Are the Makeovers for Men?

Kathie Lee and Hoda: An Appreciation

With all the shake-ups going on at the Today Show – in case you missed it, Meredith Vieira is leaving and Ann Curry is stepping up to take her place – all I ask is that Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb never, ever split up. Read More Kathie Lee and Hoda: An Appreciation

The Hiccup Girl and Victim Blaming

By now, you may have heard that the “Hiccup Girl” of recent Today Show fame (real name Jennifer Mee) is suspected of murder.

You may recall that in 2007, Mee was on the Today Show for suffering from hiccups for five weeks straight. Across the blogosphere, she received some sympathy, some jokes, and, ultimately, congratulations when the hiccups were cured. Of course we all promptly forgot about her, until this week when she became involved in an elaborate scheme and was implicated in a murder. Read More The Hiccup Girl and Victim Blaming