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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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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Has a Black Belt in Gender Judo

Oh, what a shock, Congress is being useless once again when it comes to securing rights for women. And let’s all direct our middle fingers in the general direction of the Women Against Feminism Tumblr. Sigh. At least Thor’s a lady now? I’ll take whatever good news I can get. (As usual, trigger warnings for […]

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Know How to Smize

What do you get when you toss “Bikini Kill,” the ability to smize, and questionable social justice tactics? This week’s dispatches from ladyblogland!

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Cosmo, Gaslighting, and How We See “Crazy”

Another favorite from the writer’s nominations and we couldn’t agree more. ~P-Mag Team

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Feminism

Feminists are Not Immune to Domestic Abuse

[TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains descriptions and discussions of domestic violence, including physical, emotional, and verbal abuse.]

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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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Perspectives

Tag. You’re IT!

At times people set the tone in a conversation or an interaction and then accuse a person of behaving in a way that is inaccurate.