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Open Thread

This Open Thread is here for GIRLS

And NO, not who you think. Yes, I’m sure it has some positive elements, but I have a ground floor policy of just not going there, because when I say GIRLS, I mean like, GIRLS.

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You Complete Me Internet

Dispatches from Ladyblogland Cry at Work

We’ve been ladyblogging all week, but our ladyblog friends have some amazing stuff. Here’s what should be on your reading list.

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New Show Recap

What I Watched This Weekend: “Girls,” S2.E06

This week’s girls explored the men, on Girls!

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Bodies

Discussion Links: Body-Shaming in “Identity Thief” and “Girls”

Nothing quite raises my hackles like lazy journalism, and this week, I’m certainly not alone. Two different writers, Roxane Gay and Dustin Rowles, take on the body-shaming rampant in the media’s reaction to the film Identity Thief and the TV show Girls.

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Politics

Meet the Nominees: The Potential Candidates for the Next SCOTUS Justice

There was much sound and fury and hyperbole and misinformation this past election year. Between old white guys telling us what to do with our vaginas and redefining rape for us to hysterically misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act, this election season was exhausting. There was just so much this year and, strangely enough, an issue that usually […]

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Pop Culture

Putting HBO to the Test

A few weeks ago, I wondered if it would be worth it to get HBO. This weekend, Verizon FiOS offered free previews of the channel, as well as Cinemax, so I decided to test it out. 

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Girls, Episode 1.4, “Hannah’s Diary”

Hello, friends. Selena here, filling in for MJ. Much like MJ, I am a Lady of a Certain Age, but I can find a lot to like about this show. So let’s all pop a Werther’s and settle in under our afghans while we commiserate with Hannah and her sisters.

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Pop Culture

On Lena Dunham’s Nakedness and What It All Means

Those who were scandalized by Angelina Jolie’s right leg at the Oscars better avert their eyes from anything featuring Lena Dunham.  After watching her second feature-length film, Tiny Furniture, plus the first seven-minute episode of an internet series she wrote and co-starred in, I’ve seen every part of her body starting with the letter “b” […]

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A Womb of One's Own

A Womb of One’s Own: Let’s Talk About Non-Gendering, Baby

Being a feminist and parenting a son are, for me, two equally important things that may not always co-exist peacefully. I am constantly questioning if the language and behavior used around him or about him is unfairly stereotyped, or if I’m pursuing a level of lifetime hyper-vigilance that is uncomfortable to maintain at all times.

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Pop Culture

HBO’s “Girls”: More of the Same, or Just Different Enough?

Earlier this week, the trailer for the new HBO series Girls was released (check it out on Slate), and while there are some aspects of it that are appealing, a lot of it just felt like the same old same old.

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Science

Think Girls Aren’t Good at Math? Meet Vi Hart and Think Again.

Maybe you have already heard about Vi Hart, the early 20s math genius whose youtube math videos have gone viral, even resulting in a New York Times profile. Vi could probably tell you the percentage chance that readers of Persephone have heard of her.  But I hadn’t, and I spent entirely too much time today […]