This Week in Lady Reads

Lady Reads is a bit heavy on the pop culture this week, but that’s just because so much cool news came out! But don’t worry, we’ve got dick jokes and FEELS too! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

This Week in Lady Reads

In case you missed them, here’s what we were reading last week about a recently retracted study, Game of Thrones, and much more. Plus, NSFW pics of a Harry Potter actor that, let’s face it, you’ve probably seen by now, but it can’t hurt to look again, amirite? Read More This Week in Lady Reads

6 Reasons Not To Be A Jerk About Trigger Warnings

As you meander around the internet, you may occasionally encounter an article or video prefaced by a trigger warning (or the abbreviated version, TW). A trigger warning is a note that indicates potentially traumatic content. These notes applied to such varied topics as sexual assault, graphic violence, racism, transphobia, eating disorders and child abuse — basically any discussion that could cause a post-traumatic stress reaction for certain people.

Trigger warnings are an important and necessary tool for many people. For others, they are at worst a minor inconvenience. You would think this would mean that the inclusion of trigger warnings would be a no-brainer, yet some folks still insist on being nincompoops. In case you’re in danger of becoming a nincompoop, here are six reasons not to be a jerk about trigger warnings. Read More 6 Reasons Not To Be A Jerk About Trigger Warnings

News in Asia

This week’s edition of news from Asia has contains progress in women’s rights in India, a possible step back in South Korea and changes in the drone program in Pakistan. Plus, other news from around the continent. Read More News in Asia

Trigger

[Editor’s note: Trigger warning for frank discussion of sexual violence.]

Having been a lurker if not a writer in the feminist and feminist-leaning online world for years now, I understand the concept of trigger warnings. But I’ve never felt triggered before – until last week, on this website. What triggered me? Read More Trigger