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When My Grandma Called Me A Monster On Thanksgiving

I haven’t had the greatest experiences at family holiday get-togethers. I actually dread them. And not because I don’t like seeing my family but rather, I don’t like being in the same room with all of my immediate and extended family members at the same time.

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News

News in Africa: 01/24/2013

Happy Thursday, fellow Persephoneers, and this means another round of news from Africa! After the jump, I’ve got updates on the conflict in Mali, AU decisions, and women’s rights. I’ve also discovered an enterprising entrepreneur, and of course, there is a bit about the Africa Cup of Nations. Let’s jump right in!

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News

News in Africa: 01/17/2013

I’m back with more news from Africa. We have lots to talk about in the news, so why don’t we jump right in?

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Work

Women in Academia: Picking Priorities

I know I’ve talked about priorities here before, but last time it was on a much smaller scale. Today, I am interested in hearing about how you choose your priorities in your career. These choices get started as early on as during one’s undergraduate career, so I would like to encourage people engaged in academia […]

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Perspectives

Do You Have an Abusive Online Persona?

Over the weekend, I’ve been observing a long-standing website implode with inner squabbling, and in reading along I’ve identified what a friend once dubbed “the emotional regression of people online.”

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The Frisky Feminist

Hit Me, Baby, Harder This Time

Q: How do I get my partner to hit me harder? I like being slapped during sex, and he will oblige but I think it weirds him out, and he does it very tentatively. I know I should just talk to him, but it’s really really hard for me to talk about when I’m not […]