We’ve all struggled with trying to stop behaviors we know aren’t good for us, and I imagine most of us have some embarrassing episodes in our past. So far be it from me to cast the first stone against politicians whose foibles are played out in the glare of public awareness. None of us would […]
This is a particularly hard time to be a political humorist – so many news stories are volatile and disturbing. Topics like the Zimmerman verdict, abortion restrictions, cruel anti-gay legislation in Russia, and horrible heat waves don’t suggest anything funny, and besides, it feels inappropriate to joke about such sensitive topics. What’s an independent writer to […]
From rape in Bolivia to Doctor Who, ladyblogland delivered.
Once again, we find ourselves with two weeks’ worth of misogyny to round up. Can’t the world ever cut us a break? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
I’ve had it up to here with all the anti-choice, anti-woman BS in the world. Who’s with me? Here’s your weekly roundup of all the awfulness you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Oh poodles and kittens, you came back. I welcome you to another round of the mid-week news, where we relish in the current events, cringe at headlines, and jump all over what’s happening in our dear world. Here we reconvene for another roundabout recap of all the national and international news, the stuff that proves […]
Since Anthony Weiner resigned earlier this year, New York’s 9th Congressional seat has been vacant. Governor Cuomo called for a special election on Sept. 13 to coincide with the same day of the Primary Election here in New York, and I thought we here at Persephone could take a look at the candidates in the […]
Back in February, I attended a Planned Parenthood rally here in NYC. There were at least 20 speakers at that rally, many of them great, but one of the best was Anthony Weiner. Having just come from a pro-labor rally also being held that day, he spoke with passion about women’s rights.
(Author’s note: There are images within this article that may be NSFW or triggering.)
Much virtual ink has been spilled this week over Anthony Weiner’s Twitter indiscretions. Pretty much every “weiner” joke in existence has been published in the past few days during “Weinergate.” (Damn you, Richard Nixon, that every political scandal should have “-gate” appended to it.) And yet for all the words written about the whole mess, […]
Do you ask your doctor if they dick around? What about your accountant? Your lawyer? Your boss? They’re all in positions of power and trust to you, but does what they do in their bedroom actually affect how they do their job? No. Generally, it doesn’t. You know when it does? When you sexually harass […]
Anthony Weiner is the Congressional Representative for New York’s 9th District in New York City. He’s an unabashed Democrat and has been gaining notoriety lately for his caustic wit, snarky jibes, and fiery tenacity that he throws at the Republicans on a regular basis.