All the news that Ladyblogland found interesting this past week.
Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time to learn about all the things that sucked this week! Hooray! Let’s talk about Miss America, the NFL, and why you really should smile more, ladies! Trust me on that one. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
If you’ve been anywhere on social media in the last week or so, chances are you’ve seen this article making the rounds: “Once We Become Parents, We Don’t Want to Hang Out With You Anymore (But Not for the Reasons You Think).” It’s just the latest in a neverending series of sanctimonious screeds from a particular […]
Are you ready for some misogyny? Yeah, me neither. But if we must… read on for an update on the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, to see why Jezebel made my list of terrible people, and for a healthy dose of venting courtesy of our friends at Pajiba. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
I really want to be a cool girl, and just go with the flow, and find amusing the things that are supposed to be quippy and funny.
Every once in a while, someone writes a post about how women need to stop playing around and start acting like grown adults. Here’s Jezebel’s from a couple of years ago! Here’s one on “cupcake feminism” that got a lot of play last year (warning: NSFW dessert image.) And recently, Huffington Post published a similar […]
Don’t you hate it when someone you think is completely awesome does something that makes you really upset? Yesterday, our friend Dustin over at Pajiba posted a rant about the complaints that people without children make about parents and/or children. And although I think we’re meant to view the post as tongue-in-cheek, it was still […]
Put on your hip waders, ladies, it’s about to get deep in here.
This is one of two nominations from our beloved commenter and supermoderator, Freckle.
When I was younger, in my early and mid-twenties, I was what many would call “militantly childfree.” As I’ve touched on here before, “childfree” is what some people who don’t have or want children call themselves, as to distinguish them from the “childless” (those who want children but do not or cannot have them). Like […]
So, you’ve decided not to have children. I know from experience that a decision like that takes lots of consideration and thought. I hate to break it to you, but once you make this decision, you’re going to get a lot of stupid and inappropriate questions from busybodies who think your business is their business.
“The Mommy Wars” are something that most adult women are, in some way, at least a little bit aware of. For most people, the issues that immediately spring to mind are things like working mothers vs. stay-at-home mothers, or the “right” way to parent with regards to things like what food you feed your kids […]
We’re going to start this one with a statement of fact: not everyone wants to have children. If this fact confuses you or causes you great moral outrage, proceed with caution. It’s only going to get bumpier from here.