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Mental Illness

Caregiving: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas

I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I’ve laughed, cried, felt my heart soar and ache, and wondered how it is that fiction can be so deeply touching. I keep coming back to something Emily Gilmore says; I wonder how this character, this fiction, has struck me so thoroughly in the heart. She […]

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News

Friday News Bites: Canadian Election Results, SCIENCE! + More

Hello, unicorns. Why, yes, I do rather enjoy using “SCIENCE!” in a headline rather than typing it like a reasonable person. By the way, did you know that October 22 is International All Caps Day? WHY YES IT IS. That said, let’s shout about this week’s news, shall we?

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News

Friday News Bites: Colorado NAACP Bombing, Obituaries + More

News Bites are back after a holiday hiatus, and in our time away, it seems so many people have died. Still, we have a few good things happening too. Let’s get started:

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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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Just for Fun

Gif Responses for When You Are 100% Done With Everyone

You know those days.

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Just for Fun

FMK: Gilmore Girls Edition

Which Gilmore Girls characters would you fuck, marry, and kill?

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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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Pop Culture

The Death of Bunheads

Does anyone remember Bunheads? It was this quirky little show about ballerinas by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) that I remember actually first made me want to write for Persephone. I saw the many television show recaps through Persephone that drew together fans of shows and had great conversations and I wanted to do that too. […]

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Pop Culture

Boob Tube Guru: How Gilmore Girls Helped Me Appreciate My Mother

Television is sometimes not the best medium for portraying real life. Sure, we have shows like Breaking Bad and The Wire, whose gritty portrayals of both the meth business and the dark underbelly of Baltimore law enforcement and crime respectively are probably close to reality, but those are worlds most of us will never walk […]

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Pop Culture

Father/Daughter Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Treacly

The two best movies I’ve seen recently are True Grit and Winter’s Bone, both of which heavily feature the father/daughter relationship, which seems to have a special place in Hollywood’s money-churning machine. While mother/daughter relationships tend to fall along a binary–either the women are Gilmore Girls close or they’re Mermaids-style dysfunctional–daddy-daughter movies are permitted a […]