Welcome to another week. Here’s the news.
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.)
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.)
We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Mercifully, there wasn’t a lot of news this week, though Reddit continues to be terrible and Pat Robertson proved once again what a moron he is. However, I’ve got a ton of good posts from elsewhere on the internet for y’all to read, on topics ranging from Gisele Bündchen’s breastfeeding controversy to progressives who still […]
The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)
Oh dear. There is just so much wrong with the world this week. A little bit of good news, but a lot more that’s positively rage-inducing. At least there’s an awesome Stephen Colbert smackdown! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
It’s done, I’ve read them all! Not only do I feel a bit more up to date with what’s going on in the world of literature, I also really enjoyed reading this year’s shortlisted novels. All of them were good. Some of them were great. And The Luminaries was simply amazing.
Monday, Monday, Monday! It’s Monday. And there’s a ton of news out there, so I’ve grabbed the most important bits and brought it to your table. Enjoy!
Today I’m following in the lovely Juniper’s footsteps and providing a crash course on New Zealand. I know a lot of Persephoneers have expressed an interest in visiting New Zealand one day, so here are a few things that are handy to know.
In 1893, New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant universal suffrage for women over 21. The woman who led the way for this to occur was Kate Sheppard, who is a true Badass Lady of History.
On February 22, 2011, the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand was struck by a destructive 6.3 earthquake that killed 181 people. Mr. Cesy and I were living in Christchurch at the time. This is my account of what it was like to try and deal with something so catastrophic. Mr. Cesy and I […]
I live in New Zealand. Yes that does mean I know a lot about sheep and I appeared in Lord of the Rings as an extra (one of these statements is actually true. I’ll leave it up to you to work out which one). It also means we celebrate Christmas in summer and this, my […]