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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Found Some Sexist Pigs

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.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Capsy Swearing

I just can’t, y’all. CANNOT. Even without the Ray Rice video debacle, there was still an absurd amount of news this week. Come on in to find out which surprising city may be passing a racist abortion ban, who thinks women are penis homes, and why white people need to shut up about butts and […]

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Sex

No is a Complete Sentence

Q. Is it bad to have friends with benefits? I am new to having sex as of a year or so ago, and I’ve only had sex with two people, many times. I’m only 18, but the two people I’ve had sex with were (and are — I’m having sex with someone presently) not my boyfriends. […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Not Thankful

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Wasn’t Too Bad, For Once

The world seems to have been slightly less terrible than usual last week, at least when it comes to misogynistic attacks on women. Slightly. The news that was out there was still pretty bad, there just wasn’t as much of it as most weeks. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Wee Bit Less Stabby Than Usual

After all, most state legislatures and Congress are on holiday, so they aren’t writing laws about my uterus this week. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other misogyny in the news! (Trigger warnings apply for just about everything.)

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Op Ed

That F’in Kickstarter Campaign

[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault]

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Feminism

Silence isn’t Sexy: A Response to The Atlantic

When I get up in front of a room full of teenagers and tell them that consent is sexy, I mean it. I’m not telling them that just to get some hippie feminist agenda across. I’m not telling them that because it’s the trendy, politically correct line in the wake of Steubenville and the military […]

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Sex

When Wanting Ass Might Make You an Ass

Q. I want to start having anal sex with my wife. She is scared of trying it. What can I do to help her over her fears? She is afraid of the pain”¦

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Feminism

Why Do People Hate the Concept of Enthusiastic Consent?

[TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains potentially triggering material related to sexual assault and consent.] For the past several months, my academic research has been focused on sexual violence prevention and healthy sexual relationships. Yes, it’s a little depressing to read sky-high statistics and rape myths all day long, but I love what I do. Last […]

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Awkwardette's Ill-Advised Guides

Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Intuitive Sexing

This having casual sex thing has been really, really helpful for me. In the few months since I’ve started doing it, I’ve learned a lot more about what feels good for me sexually, opened my mind up to things I’ve never considered about my sexuality and I’ve met some pretty good people along the way. […]

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Education in America

The Unintentional Rapist

I’m actually a little bit nervous about what I have to say in this blog post, but at the same time, I feel like it needs to be said. OK, so, here we go…