This Week in Misogyny is All About the Misandry (Ironic or Otherwise)

We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is All About the Misandry (Ironic or Otherwise)

WIC Up My Sleeve: How it Feels to Use Government Assistance

My palms start to sweat before I even get in line. I choose my checkout carefully, trying to find a cashier who looks quick and sympathetic. Ideally, I would be able to suss out the other customers in line, but I can’t figure out who will be behind me until I’ve already chosen. My palms are sweating a little now as I type.

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This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

News in Asia

Hello, I hope you have all had a great weekend. I’m writing this on Father’s Day and while I think the perception is that it is mainly celebrated in the West, many Asian countries have a day dedicated to fathers. However, it is  generally not a public holiday and the dates may differ. Here is a list of dates on which Father’s Day is celebrated around the world. Read More News in Asia

Takedown: Crying About the Constitution

Let’s start with a neologism. Status updates of ignorant douchebags have become rampant, and with the advent of what seems like an endless stream of new social media networks, the stupidity goes viral in a disturbingly rapid fashion. Because my plan is to attack these status updates of ignorant douchebags, it is useful to label them from the start. STatus UPdates of Ignorant Douchebags, or STUPIDs for short, are often in all caps, ask for a blind acceptance of questionable statements, call for reposting, and are difficult to trace back to a source. Oh. And they are stupid. Read More Takedown: Crying About the Constitution