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We hope those of you celebrating Halloween enjoyed a weekend filled with candy and joy and not with casually or blatantly racist costumes.

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This Weekend Open Thread is Spoopy

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Has an Election Hangover

Can we all go move to an island somewhere or something? Because the next two years with Republicans running the House and Senate are NOT looking fun. And it was a week of shitstorms and terrible people and all kinds of other assorted fuckery. Fun times! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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PoC News in America

Happy post-Halloween hangover! Have you lost any of your favs to problematic Halloween costumes? Have you gained any new favs? Let’s jump right in!

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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

The Eyes Have It: Jack-O’-Lanterns

The only pie you will make with these pumpkins is a cutie pie!

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PoC News in America

This week made us feel like we were walking on, walking on broken glass.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is So Not Basic

GamerGaters are still rearing their ugly heads this week, to the surprise of precisely no one. We also have some not-good news for everyone who was so excited that the Nigerian schoolgirls might have been on their way home, but at least the massive list of terrible people is somewhat mitigated by a bunch of awesome […]

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Perspectives

What’s the Fuss About Halloween?

I mean, I can eat shitty candy and dress up like something I’m not every day of the year; it’s called living in Western society.

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween, Day 22: Women Helmed Horror Films

Horror is often categorized as a very masculine genre, both in film and literature. Conventional wisdom in this case manages to be both wrong and right at the same time. Studies have found that audiences for horror films tend to be about 50% women. The number of women producing, directing, and writing horror, that reflects […]

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Open Thread

Return of the Psychic Possum Open Thread

In honor of the rapidly approaching All Hallow’s Eve, we find it high time to pay a return to Pearl’s Psychic Services for Opossums and Friends alike.

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Music

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Concerto no. 1 in E Flat Major”

You might be bored of classical music (gasp!), but this piece is perfect for spooky Halloween adventures. You know, the kind where everyone dies at the end. 

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 14, Chick Tracts

A few Halloweens ago, my daughter and her friends returned from trick-or-treating with their usual haul of candy and, as they put it, some “weird little books.” I perked immediately. Someone in the neighborhood was giving out Chick Tracts in lieu of candy. While the kids were disappointed initially, soon they understood why I was excited […]

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween – Day 8, A Primer for Zombies to Stay Safe This Halloween

October is the worst month to be a zombie. First, we hate “pumpkin spice” — it’s gross, but avoidable if we don’t chomp any women wearing UGGs. The second point is the most difficult, however: Halloween. October 31st is the worst day of the year, besides Valentine’s Day. Love cannot be turned into a commercial […]

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31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween — Day 3, Seven Great Plus-Size Halloween Costumes, and One Terrible One

If you’re not into DIY costumes, it can be hard to find good ones to fit. The packaged ones in those pop-up Halloween shops are usually “one size fits all,” where “all” is smaller than a size 6. Even when they have “plus size” options, they’re rarely larger than a 12.