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Just for Fun

Misty Copeland is Everything

This is a post about an ad, which is something we almost never do, but this ad is like nothing you’ve ever seen. 

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Animated Ladyghosts: X-Men, S1, “Deadly Reunions”

The episode starts with Charles being all up in Sabertooth’s brain, which is full of torment and having been betrayed by everyone he knows. There is a trippy montage of the inside of Sabertooth’s brain, which involves people turning into weird demon-things, and Sabertooth and Charles melding into a bald version of Sabertooth in a […]

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Animated Ladyghosts: X-Men, S1, “Enter Magneto”

Welcome back to the X-Men Recaps! This week: “Entering Magneto.” The episode starts with Beast in prison reading Animal Farm, where the guards proceed to make fun of him. Why can’t they just leave Beast alone?

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Animated Ladyghosts: X-Men, S1, “Night of the Sentinels”

I’m actually going to start this recap before the episodes even begin.

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Morgane Richardson

Morgane Richardson is shaking it up. As a self-described “fourth-wave feminist” who takes on issues of race, gender, sexuality, sans the theory and terminology, Morgane is making an impact wherever she goes. As the founder of Refuse the Silence: Women of Color in Academia Speak Out, she has created a space that allows women who […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: The Final Four

We’re just 48 hours away from knowing the winner of the inaugural run of Persephone Magazine’s Middlemarch Madness, and boy has it been a ride!  I’m not sure if tonight’s results will have any surprises, but let’s click on and meet the winners anyway, shall we?

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 3/28

Where the hell did March go?  Weren’t we JUST in February?  Time flies when you’re trying to be a ladyblog, for sure.   Today’s lunchtime poll is about pets.   I am a huge animal person.  Right now, it’s only cats at the MacIntosh house, but I’ve owned a good number of dogs and loved all sorts […]

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History

Badass Women’s History: Jerri Nielsen

The posts that so many other awesome Persephoneers have been making for Women’s History Month have left me feeling so inspired. History is not my strongest subject: dates and names don’t tend to stick very well in my mind, I have found myself struggling with history papers and exams for years “¦ and yet, I […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll – 3/2

I have the most boring dreams.  99% of the time they are about things I do every day.  If I’m nervous about say, an upcoming test, I’ll have a dream where I do badly on the test.  You don’t need Freud to interpret that shiz.  There are never any celebrities, I’m never some badass Buffy […]

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History

Ida B. Wells Barnett’s Journey From Teaching To Activism

Seventy-two years before Rosa Parks and the NAACP desegregated public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama, a 21-year-old teacher attempted to do the same in Tennessee ““ twice. You may have heard the name of Ida B. Wells Barnett, the journalist, suffragist, and founding member of the NAACP, but before she became one of the early twentieth […]

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History

Badass Ladies of History: Dorthea Lange

Dorthea Lange, documentary photographer, lady, and badass, got her start the same way many great photographers of her generation did, as a staff member of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. From 1935-1939, she traveled with her husband–or rather he traveled with her— interviewing and photographing the rural poor and sharecroppers of the South.