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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome […]

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Feminism

Insults with Feminists: “Douchebag”

I like to curse”¦ a lot. And I like to be as creative with spellings as I am with uses (fuck can be used in a surprisingly diverse number of ways). As a feminist, though, I’m constantly considering linguistic histories of the words that I use. With regard to cursing, I think things like, “What’s […]

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Humor

Captain Douchebag and the Not-So-Super Heroes

A few years ago, Mr. B was telling me a story about one of his co-workers who he called “Captain Douchebag.”  He kept telling the story, but I didn’t hear a thing he said because I was instantly and completely consumed with the question “What would Captain Douchebag’s super powers be?”

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: How to Survive Black Friday

I shopped my first Black Friday nine years ago.  Before then my opinion of the whole thing was something along the lines of “You’ve got to be kidding if you think I am going to get up before dawn to shop with crazy people.”