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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

Today, we answer some of your most pressing questions. What would a Recency-era version of Men’s Fitness look like? Can dinosaurs run in heels? Are you fucking kidding me?!?! (We get that one a lot.)

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Food

Reducing Food Waste: Repurposing Leftovers

We’ve discussed the reluctance of people to eat leftovers day after day. Lifestyle magazines often suggest ways to use leftovers for several days in a row, but those methods typically involve a meat-centric meal (e.g., Day 1 roast, Day 2 sandwiches, Day 3 salad) and don’t really apply when you are dealing with a prepared […]

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Humor

Cosmo According to Abbi and Ilana

Ever look at a magazine rack and wonder what your favorite fictional characters would be into? No? Well, I have.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: 2014 is Almost Over, Finally

Maybe people are too busy preparing for the holidays to devote as much time as usual to being misogynistic pricks, because the news wasn’t nearly as bad this week as it usually is. It’s a Festivus miracle! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Live through this week and you’ll get some extra special ladyblogland finds.

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The Frisky Feminist

From the Archives: A Carnival of Colors In My Pants

We’re busily reading in preparation for an upcoming book review post as well as doing some research to answer a few questions submitted by some lovely Persephoneers, so we’re reaching back into our archives to find another one of our favorite “we take one for the team and see what happens when we follow magazine […]

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Op Ed

Cosmo, Gaslighting, and How We See “Crazy”

Gaslighting – one of the tools of an abuser to make one doubt their reality. It plays on the fear of what people do to those with mental health disabilities to isolate and control. It’s also, according to a recent Cosmopolitan article, merely “naughty.”

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The Frisky Feminist

From the Archives: Projectile Candy Beads and Flaccid Taffy

We’ll be back to answer all your burning questions next week, but this week we take a look back at one of your favorite “we try it so you don’t have to” posts: taking Cosmo’s advice on incorporating candy into your sex.

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The Frisky Feminist

A Carnival of Colors In My Pants

Certain Cosmo sex tips have gained a level of infamy among people who enjoy poking fun at Cosmo sex tips. This week, we go there, where neither of us had gone before. That’s right, try to contain your excitement and horror: scrunchies.

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The Frisky Feminist

Projectile Candy Beads and Flaccid Taffy

We asked for bad sex advice, and you sent us some! Cosmo got one thing right – we had never used the treats they suggested in “Very Naughty Things to Do With Candy” during sex. That’s pretty much all they got right…

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The Frisky Feminist

Send Us The Worst Magazine Sex Tips You’ve Ever Seen!

Longtime Persephone Magazine readers may remember one of our early columns, in which we followed some crappy sex advice from Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health and then wrote about what happened…

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The Frisky Feminist

“Surprisingly Possible”: Magazine Sex Advice Reviewed (Part 1)

In the absence of any new questions to answer, we present to you a social/sexual experiment. We seek to explore as many facets of human sexuality as possible, even those that any reasonable person would avoid at all costs. That’s right: we’re going to actually follow the sex and dating advice of Cosmopolitan and Men’s […]