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News in Asia

Hello fellow unicorns, it’s time for some more news from Asia. As always, I try to include a mix of the good and funny, along with the depressing and sad things that occur while in this mortal coil. Thanks for reading!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

While the snow came down, the ladyblogs blogged and the readers read. Which is just about all snow is good for facilitating in my opinion. Here’s what we read this week.

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News

News in Asia

Hello kittens! Hope your Galentine’s Day was awesome! Here is your latest news over the past week from Asia.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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News

Friday News Bites: Olympic Shenanigans, Transgender Rights + More

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. My sympathies to those of you dealing with unusual snow storms or flooding or any other inclement weather. Winter certainly is not going quietly this year. Let us catch up with a few newsy items, shall we?

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News

Friday News Bites: Philip Seymour Hoffman Tributes, #SochiProblems + More

Friends, with the wind chill, it is currently -40° where I live, as I type this. Notice I didn’t put F or C next to that temperature. It’s so cold that Fahrenheit and Celsius have met on a spot so low on the thermometer, it’s ridic that it even exists.

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News

Friday News Bites: Protests in Ukraine Turn Violent, An Exploding Star, and More

I am so not giving that Bieber miscreant more press, so let’s get on to some actual news stories, both political and entertaining.

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News

News in Asia

Hello, my fellow unicorns, kittens and poodles. We’ve been on hiatus for a bit, but now we are back thanks to our glorious editors. I hope all is well in your respective worlds. As always there are events in the world that are joyous and sad; unfortunately, this week’s edition contains a trigger warning for […]

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Sports

Women to Watch in London 2012: Jessica Gallagher

Your feminist-friendly guide to the women of the Olympics and Paralympics. This week, meet the Paralympian for all seasons…

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Sports

Women to Watch in London 2012: Kylie Grimes

Your feminist-friendly guide to the women of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics: meet murderballer Kylie Grimes.

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Feminism

Sexism and the Olympics

If you’ve been living in a cave for the past week or so, you may not be aware that there’s this big sports competition going on between athletes around the world that’s commonly referred to as the Olympics.

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Op Ed

In Which I Object To Objectifying Men’s Bodies

For the past week or two, my tumblr dash has featured a steady parade of .gifs of Olympic male swimmers and gymnasts, plus male athletes photographed mostly nude for various publications. That’s a change from a normal week, when the women I follow post revealing .gifs of actors. Once, an individual shared a shirtless, headless […]

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Open Thread

Monday Night Flashback Open Thread: Olympic Fever

Yes, they are on a time delay that doesn’t work in today’s world. Yes, the announcers are incredibly annoying. But it’s the Olympics, and, truth be told, I bought a new aerial antenna for the occasion. 

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News

News in Haiku Have the Gold

You get a gold medal, and you get a gold medal, and you get a gold medal! Everyone gets a gold medal for living through this week’s news!

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International Women's Issues

Saudi Arabia and the Olympics: A Hesitant Step Forward

The 2012 Olympics are finally making sex equality a priority. For the first time in the history of the games, the International Olympic Council put pressure on every country to bring female delegates to compete. And it worked! The last three holdouts from the Beijing games in 2008–Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia–succumbed to international leaning […]