It’s frigging cold out there. Let’s whip something up to keep warm.
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Amigurumi look intimidating, but they’re actually surprisingly quick and easy to make, even if you only know how to crochet a chain and make a single crochet. Don’t believe me? I decided to make cat toys for some of my kitty friends for Christmas, and when the initial pattern I found had some confusing bits, […]
We’re all desperate to understand the heinous slaughter in Paris Wednesday, chilled by those seemingly assailing free speech. Twelve people are dead and it doesn’t make any sense.
Not so long ago (this morning), in a galaxy not-so-far away (this one), I wrote a piece about how I’m not feeling the holidays this year… OK, more accurately I wrote a piece that spelled out in detail the mental manipulations I’m engaging in to pretend the holiday season doesn’t exist at all. Because it’s […]
White Feminists, we need to have a chat about this unruly beast we call feminism, and the intersection of race and sexuality. I like to assume that you mean well, but you’ve been fucking up quite a bit in the last few months, and I think it’s my duty as your presumptive sister-in-arms to do […]
Listen. I’m not one to ever come out against presents. I love sea turtle calendars just as much, if not more than the average person, but I really need society to get the hell away from me with this whole “let’s be jolly” thing.
For many women, sexual harassment is (sadly) common. Those of us who experience it frequently are all too familiar with its negative effects… to the extent that it’s hard to understand how anyone could possibly not understand such impacts. The truth is, though, that many persist in believing harassment doesn’t really do harm; that, to use […]
Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of rape and sexual assault. Let me start by saying that Reign is a great show. I started watching during the break between seasons one and two and haven’t turned back since. In a lot of ways, Reign is typical CW fare, pretty people’s pretty problems, but in others, it’s a very progressive […]
It was a story that ricocheted across the Internet, leaving waves of shock and outrage in its path. On November 19, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely published an article about rapes committed by members of a University of Virginia fraternity — and cover-ups by the school’s administration. On December 5th, the magazine issued a […]
Ravishly’s Nikki Gloudeman went undercover in a PUA forum to see what kinds of awful things they say when they think they’re among friends. They were predictably terrible. TW misogyny.
While Lilo & Stitch masquerades as a cartoonish, feel good science-fiction comedy, the real themes of the film touch on a much deeper emotion — a sense of family, of belonging — that’s almost impossible to capture in words. The film had the power to help me process my own childhood as a second-generation Japanese […]
Losing a creative visionary is always tragic — and we’ve just lost one of the most creative visionaries of the film world. Esteemed director Mike Nichols died today at age 83 of undisclosed causes. Though the name may not ring a bell immediately, you’ve probably seen at least one movie from his portfolio of dark, […]
As a rule, I try to avoid Fox News. Entering its fray is akin to heading into the woods butt-naked, then hitting a hornet’s nest repeatedly with a stick. I know it will sting and I’ll curse and be covered in welts…so why go there? But in reading about Bill Cosby and the mounting allegations […]
You think you like someone, go on a few dates, get excited about where things could be going and then… they gradually trickle out of your life — without explanation. We’ve all been the victim of it, and most of us have done it to others: “The Slow Fade,” also known as “Ghosting.”
Winter is coming, Persephoneers. Winter is coming.