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Books

Dwelling in Truth

This essay is part of a year long series following one fed-up reader’s white literature “detox.” Read more here, and follow her book list here. The hood has a parking lot economy. If you drive down certain streets in predominately black neighborhoods, you’ll see tables and tents or sometimes just a pickup with its truck bed door open. […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume

Y’all. It’s been a hell of a week. Of course we’re still dealing with GamerGate, plus the backlash to the street harassment video that everyone loved just a few days ago. And don’t forget the fucked up Halloween costumes that are already out there! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Pop Culture

Kickstartable: The People’s Girls

When this Kickstarter project was brought to my attention, I knew it was time to bring back the Kickstartable series. Here’s my interview with the team working on The People’s Girls, two brave women who are speaking out about a very important topic.

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Science

Science News: 12/20/13

It’s time for one last quick dose of science news before the holidays. 

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News

End Of The Week News

Oh, lovely kids, rejoice! We have returned to another week of the news. Like the days that rise and fall, what happens in our world changes at the drop of a coin. Of course, it’s easy to wax poetic if you’re like me, who, in a recent attempt to indulge my sanity, has been avoiding […]

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News

Midweek News

It’s news! All the news that’s fit to make you weep!

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News

End Of The Week News

Welcome back children, welcome back. Each week you fly back with me into the ether of the terrifying and the absurd. Mostly the absurd. Here we attempt to understand what is going on in this big, crazy world of ours, one news bite at a time. Let’s jump right into the topics that make us […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Doubling Down

This series might have taken off for the holiday last week, but the world just kept on dealing out one piece of misogynistic crap after another. So much so that we’re doling out two misogyny posts this week. Gird your loins, ladies! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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News

End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End

Welcome back, welcome back. Here we are for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that everything is absolutely rational and you just might need to put your big girl pants on.

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News

Midweek News: Shaking Things Up

It’s the middle of the week. There are things going on in this world of ours. And man, is it depressing.

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News

Mid-Week News: Set It Afire

Well, well, well. Welcome back you delicious, delectable intelligent beings.

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Ladyguides

Etiquette: World Travel

Many Persephoneers, including myself, love travel. Or at least they love the idea of travel, for those of us who don’t get to do much traveling. 

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News

Mid-Week News: Les Entitleds

Oh, childrens. Greetings and welcome back!

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News

News in Africa: 02/07/2013

As always, there is a lot going on in Africa these days, and some of it isn’t very rosy. I wish I could bring you positive and uplifting news reports every week, but some weeks, those uplifting stories are much harder to find amid the muck and mire. [TW: discussion of sexual violence after the […]

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News

Mid-Week News: Puppy Control

Oh, poodles and kittens – welcome back, you wacky bastard kids. Here we are, reconvening for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that recreational drinking has been created to dull the pain.  Other well-meaning and potentially not-so-healthy coping methods are also condoned in this neck of the woods.