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Parenting

You aren’t fated to be a bad parent just because yours were

Not all of us have had ideal parents, and sometimes long after we’re out of their sphere of influence, the damage they’ve done remains. I certainly fall into the category of someone who still is affected by what happened in her childhood, and the damage was enough that I worried that I’d do the same […]

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Perspectives

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s To-Do List

To do:

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: The Love Of A Good Woman

This post originally appeared on July 30, 2012.  Or: “Juniper reads Fifty Shades of Grey and was utterly appalled.”

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Movies

Fifty Shades of Garbage: Why You Should Skip this Cinematic Abomination

Just when I thought I’d never have to hear about this trainwreck of a book again, they’ve apparently made a trainwreck of a movie out of it, and it’s coming out on Valentine’s Day. How… romantic? Anyway, you shouldn’t watch this movie, and you should encourage everyone you know not to watch it either. Here’s […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

In which fashion is tone deaf not once, but twice.

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Perspectives

What Maya Taught Me

Words are not enough to express the sense of loss I felt after hearing of Dr. Maya Angelou’s death yesterday morning.

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Science

Science News: 11/13/13

Happy Wednesday, everybody! Lots of good news this week, from asteroids that aren’t going to kill us all to several awesome new species (and babies of everyone’s favorite new species of the year). Also, updates on the supposed global wine shortage and early puberty epidemic. On the terrible end of the spectrum, though, there’s Haiyan.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Dance Like You Mean It

This week had a strong mix of analysis, fun and dancing.

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Movies

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Gaslight” (1944)

Hello, Persephoneers! Let’s ring out 2012 with a nice suspense film that we all know and love: “Gaslight,” made in 1944. The film stars Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotton, and Angela Lansbury and was directed by George Cukor.

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Perspectives

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Trigger Warning: parental death, sexual abuse My father died on Christmas, the year I was ten. It’s so tempting to call it “The Worst Christmas Present in the History of Ever.”

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Feminism

The Time Sir Patrick Stewart and I Talked Feminism

A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting and speaking to Sir Patrick Stewart. Yes, that Patrick Stewart, who many of you may know as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I know, right?! I ventured out to Austin Comic Con (dressed as a slightly femme Tenth Doctor, naturally), […]

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: The Love Of A Good Woman

Or: “Juniper reads Fifty Shades of Grey and was utterly appalled.”

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News

We’re Gonna Cure You: Ecuador’s Gay Torture Clinics

Physical assault. Sexual abuse. Buckets of urine and cold water thrown on your body. Psychological abuse. Being forced to dress as prostitute and going days without food or water and with shackling and verbal threats. These are said cures for the “sick,” the “disturbed,” and, all distorted language purposes aside, for those who are gay.

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Life

Ask Luci – 5/26

I wish Ask Luci had a theme song so I could introduce it every week without feeling weird and repetitive.  But I don’t. And it’s Thursday. So it’s time for Ask Luci!  TW – this post deals with domestic violence.