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Mental Illness

Caregiving: The Love Of A Good Woman

This post originally appeared on July 30, 2012.  Or: “Juniper reads Fifty Shades of Grey and was utterly appalled.”

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Movies

Fifty Shades of Garbage: Why You Should Skip this Cinematic Abomination

Just when I thought I’d never have to hear about this trainwreck of a book again, they’ve apparently made a trainwreck of a movie out of it, and it’s coming out on Valentine’s Day. How… romantic? Anyway, you shouldn’t watch this movie, and you should encourage everyone you know not to watch it either. Here’s […]

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News

Friday News Bites: Internet as Utility, Fifty Shades Boycott + More

Hello, unicorns! Happy Friday. It’s time for another sampler platter of interesting news and entertainment updates, so let’s get started.

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Movies

Movies to Look Forward to in 2015

Looking back over the past 12 months, I think many of us can agree that 2014 was a pretty decent year for movies. But what does 2015 have in store for us? Lots of sequels, family flicks, and movies based on comic books and fairy tales. Here are several 2015 movies to look forward to, […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

New Yorkers, be sure to check out the recommended readings before hitting the voting booth in a couple weeks (you are voting in the primaries, right?) so you can be sure to vote for the feminist candidates, who aren’t necessarily the female candidates. We’ve also got updates on the misogyny of the Emmys, lots of terrible […]

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Books

Linotte Reads 50 Shades: Fifty Shades Freed, Chapter Twenty-one

Happy Thursday, all! It’s time for yet another chapter in the rollicking drama that is Fifty Shades Freed. We’re currently on Chapter Twenty of this train wreck and are almost done with the complete series. In the last cliffhanger chapter, Ana found out that she was *GASP* preggers! Well, with the amount of sex she and Christian […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Pissed Off

Another week, another massive list of misogyny in the news. But never fear! This week there’s some misandry and penises to cheer you up. Ladies love misandry and penises! (Trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades Darker”: Chapter One

Okay, so now we’re finally back in the story. What happened to Ana after she broke up with Christian? Well, let’s see! Witty, snarky commentary is provided by yours truly!

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Pop Culture

10 Things That I Can’t Believe Are Actually a Thing

1. Bagel Heads. So, apparently, there are people in Asia who will pay someone to poke them in the forehead with a needle full of saline, which results in a big puffy blob on the forehead, which is then formed into the shape of a bagel, naturally. What in the holy fudge?! This offends me […]

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades of Grey”: Chapter Twenty-six

Happy Wednesday, all! It’s with a teary eye and a slightly giddy feeling in my heart that I write the very last recap for Chapter Twenty-six of Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the very end of this book, but take heart: There are still two more to read, recap, and poke fun at! More […]

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades of Grey”: Chapter Twenty-five

Happy Monday, all! It’s time for another recap of Fifty Shades of Grey. We’re on chapter twenty-five, which means we’re almost done with this trashfest. So away we go!

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades of Grey”: Chapter Twenty-four

Happy Tuesday, ducks and geese! Well, we’re almost done with Fifty Shades of Grey, and after Chapter Twenty-four, we only have two more chapters left. I’ve been reading the second book and am only 20% through it, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to throw my Kindle across the room already. But […]

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades of Grey”: Chapter Twenty-three

Happy Friday, Persephoneers! So here is a Super-Duper-Speshul Friday Fifty Shades of Grey recap. We’re now on Chapter Twenty-three and at a very interesting point in the book. Without giving away too much, away we go, and we’ll leave you a little something to think about over the weekend.

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Books

Linotte Reads “Fifty Shades of Grey”: Chapter Twenty-two

Happy Thursday, Persephoneers! Let’s get started with the recap of Fifty Shades of Grey, Chapter Twenty-two. When we last left Ana, she was visiting her mother and trying to reevaluate her relationship with Christian. Her mom has been offering some advice to her, but we all know that Ana won’t follow it because she’s…well, she’s […]