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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny has a #SolidarityHashtag

Are you ready for some misogyny? Yeah, me neither. But if we must… read on for an update on the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, to see why Jezebel made my list of terrible people, and for a healthy dose of venting courtesy of our friends at Pajiba. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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News

Friday News Bites: Doctor Who Prequel Flailing Excitement and More

Lots of things are happening in the world, but I need to lead with some OHMYGOD Doctor Who News. Bear with me.

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News

News Appetizers: Frustrations with The Man Edition

On this Friday afternoon – whether you’re lamenting the cost of putting gas in your car, or maybe you’ve received new work wardrobe requirements, and you know, orange MusicTown aprons really don’t suit you – there’s just one thing to do…

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Persephone Birthday

Best of P-Mag: Don’t EVEN Get Me Started, Mythical Bootstraps College Student

There are few things on the Internet that I enjoy more than a thorough dissection of why, exactly, someone is very very wrong (see also: Susan vs Dr. Laura and her takedowns). The following image was met with quite a bit of scorn (and quite a few rude gifs) on Tumblr and elsewhere, but Buster […]

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News

News Appetizers: At Least They Serve Cocktails

Persephekittens and Persephecaboodles, salutations, and welcome back to another teeth-grinding, moral-punching, and soppy-biscuit-type-of-day news week.

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Perspectives

Occupy Fat Street: We Are The 68%

This post really could be an indictment of the way that fat always equals bad in the symbolism of progressive movements, including Occupy, but it isn’t. And as much as I wish that fellow Lefties would take up the call of fat acceptance rather than fatphobia, for now it’s a dream deferred.

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Occupy Wall Street: Where We At, In Three Acts

mcduh @questlove sayin he saw hundreds of riot cops on South St, Manhattan bout 1hr ago. #occupywallst@DiceyTroop are yall aware of anything? DiceyTroop   @mcduh @questlove all quiet at the Park. What did you see questo? Maybe Batman stuff?

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Occupy Wall Street: How About We Occupy Rape Culture?

“Our unity must be complex. Our unity must be emancipatory.” ““ Angela Davis, Oakland’s General Strike, Nov 2. “Listen, if your revolution doesn’t implicitly and explicitly include a rejection of misogyny and other intersectional marginalizations, then you’re not staging a revolution; you’re staging a change in management.” ““ Melissa McEwan

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Perspectives

Middle Class Dreams: A College Education

I can clearly remember a phone call I had with my mom five years ago, when I was still a junior in college. She was telling me the great news that she was getting promoted from an on-call mail route carrier to a permanent position but I begged her to not take it. “Please, just […]

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Occupy Wall Street: Where We At

“Q. Did the police deploy rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades? A. No, the loud noises that were heard originated from M-80 explosives thrown at police by protesters. In addition, police fired approximately four bean bag rounds at protesters to stop them from throwing dangerous objects at the officers. Q. Were there any injuries? A. At this time, […]

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Politics

The War on the Poor

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Politics

Hey, America? Life Sucks. Welcome to the Real World.

Noreen Malone, in writing for New York Magazine, has a wonderful image in describing the post-recession world our generation finds ourselves in: “A majority of Americans say, for the first time ever, that this generation will not be better off than its parents. And so we find ourselves living among the scattered ashes and spilled red […]

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Occupy Wall Street: Where We At

“There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious–makes you so sick at heart–that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop. […]

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Op Ed

Let’s Talk Brogressives

“Privileged people will demand facts. Statistics. Your stories about oppression? Your experiences? They are not enough to convince privileged people that what you have experienced is real. After all, you are not a white man. Your experiences don’t automatically gain the ‘normal and natural’ status. Your experiences may not be credible at all. They have […]

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Occupy Wall Street: Where We At

“We talk about democracy so much, but we have supported so many governments around the world that are the farthest thing from a democracy, as long as they give us access to their natural resources. As long as when we say jump, they say how high. That’s it. We have employed bin Ladens plenty of […]