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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Will Not Break the Internet

Butts, y’all. And also some real news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What can I say about this week other than it was electric?

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News

Friday News Bites: HIV Treatment Advances, Obituaries + More

This past week, several notable people have passed away, but we’ve also got some bright spots in the world of medicine and music to share. Let’s get to it.

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Perspectives

Please Stop, Snore Stop

Thank God I found something to feel uncomfortable about this week. I was running out of things to write about. Have you seen this ad for Snore Stop? (Picture after the cut.)

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Shocking revelations in today’s dispatches! Read on and have your mind blown.

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Pop Culture

Commercials That Air During Maury

I’m (kind of) your typical home from college kid temporarily living back at my parents’ house. I don’t miss much about having to live under their roof and rules in the suburbs except for the free TV. Typical.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Are a Hoot

It’s time to do a little reading. And then watch an adorable owl.

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Women In Academia

Do You Use the Services?

The title is not particularly catchy. None of mine usually are, to be honest, but at least in this case, it is accurate. Without further (or any, really) exposition, let’s get down the heart of the matter: universities offer many services that appear to be underutilized. I want to talk about this a little bit […]

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Pop Culture

10 Things That I Can’t Believe Are Actually a Thing

1. Bagel Heads. So, apparently, there are people in Asia who will pay someone to poke them in the forehead with a needle full of saline, which results in a big puffy blob on the forehead, which is then formed into the shape of a bagel, naturally. What in the holy fudge?! This offends me […]

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Bodies

What Diets And Deodorants Have In Common (It’s Probably Not What You Think)

Last week, I came across this gem of a post over at Jezebel.

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Bodies

The “Skinny” on Skinny Vodka

A friend of mine gave me the heads up to what we thought was a new way to market “skinny”: Skinny Vodka.

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International Women's Issues

Anti-choice Ads: Why I Don’t Want Them Banned

Over the past week or so in Dublin, ads like this have been appearing on the side of buildings:

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Perspectives

Mother’s Day Marketing: The Good, the Bad, and the Cringeworthy

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so we should all take it as an opportunity to show our moms how much we appreciate them… by buying them shit, right? If my inbox is to be believed, yes, that is the most important thing to keep in mind this weekend. But what to get her? Unsurprisingly, the […]

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Feminism

What Are We Selling Here?: Super Bowl Sunday, Masculinity, and Commercials That Make You Go, “What?”

Super Bowl Sunday is the most watched televised event in the United States, with over 111 million people tuning in each year. It’s considered a de facto national holiday and, after Thanksgiving, is the second largest day of food consumption. The Super Bowl gets people excited. The Super Bowl is good fun. But the Super […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Mad Men: “The Hobo Code” for This Guy’s a Jerk

Last time on Mad Men: We were more than half-finished with the season! Joan went on a trip and left Roger feeling whiny, so he drank all of Don’s booze and fondled his wife, so Don made him puke oysters in front of some political bigwigs. Peggy continued to work two jobs with no extra […]