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News

Friday News Bites: Everything is on Fire + More

Let me bring you this week’s news of note through the haze of smoke enveloping my lungs.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s what we read this week:

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Here’s what we read and talked about this week.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

New Yorkers, be sure to check out the recommended readings before hitting the voting booth in a couple weeks (you are voting in the primaries, right?) so you can be sure to vote for the feminist candidates, who aren’t necessarily the female candidates. We’ve also got updates on the misogyny of the Emmys, lots of terrible […]

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New Show Recap

Parks and Recreation 6×08 and 6×09, “Fluoride” and “The Cones of Dunshire”

Two episodes of Parks and Rec aired last week, two episodes aired this past Thursday, and now it’s off again until the spring. Everyone got that? Also, what kind of dog are you? Or are you a cat?

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Parks and Rec, 6×03, “The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic”

Everyone tries to listen to their gut feelings.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Ladies Are So Disappointing

Dudes were so disappointed in us ladies this week. Here we are, getting our boobs removed, posing in all our regular-lady glory, and being on the Internet. Heaven forbid!

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland: A Healthy Distraction

Ladyblogland was a welcome retreat from the madness of last week’s news.

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Feminism

The Complexities of Feminism: Taylor Swift, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey

In recent celebrity feud news, Taylor Swift is out for the blood of feminist heroes Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and is invoking the tenets of feminism to do so. So who’s really in the wrong here?

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Pop Culture

A Love Letter to “Parks and Recreation”

In the Spring of 2009, Parks and Recreation debuted on NBC. Maybe you heard about it because you liked Amy Poehler from SNL. Maybe you heard that it was kind of like The Office, but without Steve Carrell. Maybe you watched an episode or two but didn’t bother to add it to your TiVo Season Passes. If you haven’t already spring for a HuluPlus subscription just to watch all the episodes in the past month, this love letter should explain why I did and you should.