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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Magical Unicorn

Welcome to another roundup of misogyny news! Fortunately this week wasn’t nearly as horrible as last week, and we even have some good stuff to report. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Music

Ten Songs That Make Me Feel Awesome

Sometimes a lady needs to dance around like a fool, possibly in her underpants and almost definitely while singing into any vaguely microphone-shaped object she can find.

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Parenting

Pink Shovels

I bought my daughter a snow shovel recently. She loves playing with the real one even though it’s taller than she is by at least a foot, and since she’s young enough to think it’s fun, why the heck wouldn’t I put her to work? Except I had to face the annoying decision of whether […]

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News

News appetizers: If Only We Could Make Them Taste Like Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

It’s Monday, one of the best days of the week! Easily in the top 10. Well, maybe not “easily.” But probably. Lots of crap going on in the world today, and some not-crap. Let’s take a look.

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Mental Illness

Fucking Perfect: On Loving and Being Helpless

Trigger warning: This piece (and video) contains frank discussion of depression and self-injury. The other day, I was celebrating my classes being over by sitting on my couch in my pajamas all day, watching TV, catching up on all the Internet goodness I’d missed while working on papers, and in general being lazy, sloppy, and […]

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Op Ed

Cancer? That’s Hot.

I like it on the desk. I like it on the backseat. I like it on the middle of the floor. Guess what? I like it when breast cancer awareness campaigns focus on women instead of sexual innuendo.

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Style

The Pink T-Shirt Factor

I have nothing against the color pink. I like it! I am wearing a bright pink tank top as we metaphorically speak. I look hella good in pink clothes. But boy-oh-boy if there isn’t something about pink fan gear that just really gets to me.

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You Complete Me Internet

YCMI: Vol. IV

Internet link lists always make me happy if they have something different.  I recognize that they’re the Triskets and Easy Cheese of blog posts, but they’re also a nice way to spread the word about cool or quirky little sites alongside the workhorses we’ve all heard of.  And good morning! It’s day 9 for Persephone, […]

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Bodies

Pinkwashing

I love pink. There, I said it. I am a sucker for anything pink. I covet the pink KitchenAid stand mixer ““ which is, like most things pink, a “breast cancer awareness” item. Fifty dollars of your $350 purchase goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  I just typed “cute” instead of “cure” ““ […]