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Best of P-Mag: Reasons Why 18 People Walked Past a Toddler Hit-and-Run Victim and Did Nothing

This is one of my favorite posts we’ve ever run. I think Monica does a particularly great job of painting a picture and getting her audience’s attention. ~Selena

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Best of P-Mag: A Brief History of Women’s History Month

I picked the following piece from Slay Belle because she’s one of my go-to sources for the history of women, and because this post is so awesome, we re-run it each March. ~Selena

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Best of P-Mag: The Myth of Modesty: Part One

Liz is a great writer and I was really glad she decided ot share her Myth of Modesty series here with us. Pure, logical tack down – that’s one of my favorite things. -SlayBelle

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Best of P-Mag: Growing up X: From Heathers to Reality Bites

As a member of Generation X myself, I’ve often wondered why there’s so little discussion of us in popular discourse. PMag was one of the first places I came that talked about things that were important to my not-quite-Greatest Generation. And, come on, Heathers is awesome. – Slay As a teenager in the late eighties, […]

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Best of P-Mag: Yellow Fever: Dating As An Asian Woman

Lauren sMash is another amazingly talented writer, whose work has consistently knocked my socks off. I thought this was one of the best pieces that thoroughly debunks the whole “exotic-fetishization-of-your-race-as-a-compliment” and what it’s like to navigate the dating world as a person who’s desired as a stereotype, not as a whole person. – Coco Papy

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Best of P-Mag: Porn ““ To X or Not to X

I love this piece because it asks questions about something that most of us have conflicted feelings on. I love pron! I hate money shots! Buck Angel is awesome! Buck Angel is a dick! Oooh, sex! OOOOOh, thats not sex! Nothing inspires a good, hearty conversation like the place of porn in our culture and […]

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Best of P-Mag: The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman

Miz J, Miz J, Miz J: I will never not forgive this woman for raising the bar on being real. As a woman who’s had her sex life used to define her all her life, Miz J’s piece came at a particular time when I said, “Fuck it. I am promiscuous. I identify as a […]

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Best of P-Mag: Awkwardette’s Ill-Advised Guide to Getting it On: Crazy in Love

I first read this piece when I was coming to terms with my own, actual “crazy” (note to readers: I’m a fan of reclaiming my own cray, but I refrain from putting that on anyone else). Not only is the piece humorous, but it looks at one of the greatest tortures of all: dating in […]

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Best of P-Mag: Parenting with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (No Oxymoron Jokes Please)

One of the best things about the Persephone community is “meeting” other parents. I loved “meeting” Sara-the-mom (as opposed to Sara-the-writer) in this post. -Sally J.

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Best of P-Mag: A Love Letter to Indianapolis: History (A City Guide)

Ah Indianapolis. Indianapolis is the city that brought Selena and me together. Do I need any other reason to pick this post as one of my favorites? -Sally J. 

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Best of P-Mag: Do You Use the Smell Test?

This post has stuck with me for some reason. It pops into my head every time I smell a jug of milk before using it. It also gave me a solid base of information to use when I must explain to my children that they can still eat something, even if it is past the […]

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Best of P-Mag: Being a Good Hostess

I loved Morbid Curiosity. This one does not have any bizarre foods to try, instead Jen L. Disarray gave us her interpretation of the Better Homes and Gardens’ advice on “Being a Good Hostess.” If you can get as far as “If that bitch Helen tries to start something with me, I’m going to fill her […]

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Best of P-Mag: That Hijab Thing

I am a big fan of getting both sides of the story. Likewise, I try very hard not to judge anything I don’t really know about. It is hard for a woman who has never worn one to see a hijab and not judge. Here, Olivia gives us a look “behind the veil.” Do I […]

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Best of P-Mag: Persephone Pioneers: Jasika Nicole

Coco is one of my favorite writer/editors, Jasika Nicole is one of my favorite actors (who was totally gracious about me fangirling all over her on Tumblr), so this piece is an easy choice for one of my picks for Best of P-Mag. -pileofmonkeys

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Best of P-Mag: When Roombas Attack

“When Roombas Attack” is one of my Editor’s Picks for the Best of P-Mag because, quite frankly, I’m not sure I’ve ever laughed so hard while editing, then reading, then commenting on a piece before. And popping in to reread it and add my editor’s note just set me off into another bout of giggles. […]