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News

The Runaways’ Complicated Legacy

Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This Week in Lady Reads

In case you missed them, here’s what we were reading last week about a recently retracted study, Game of Thrones, and much more. Plus, NSFW pics of a Harry Potter actor that, let’s face it, you’ve probably seen by now, but it can’t hurt to look again, amirite?

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Pop Culture

On The “Rape As Backstory” Trope

A few weeks ago, after I’d (finally) gotten around to finishing season one of Top of the Lake, I posted some thoughts about the rape as backstory trope, and my distaste for it. I figured that while it could be an instance of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon gone awry, there seemed to be far too many […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

What did you read this week? Here’s what got us talking.

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Sociology

What We Can Really Learn from the “One Third of College Men Would Rape” Study

In a recent study at the University of North Dakota, nearly one third of the men surveyed said they would force a woman to have sex, so long as they wouldn’t face any consequences. While there are a whole lot of truly disturbing findings in that study, there are also several misconceptions that need to be […]

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Serious Business

Being a Rape Survivor on Public Transit

[TW: Rape] What do you do when you have no choice on how you get to work? 

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: 2014 is Almost Over, Finally

Maybe people are too busy preparing for the holidays to devote as much time as usual to being misogynistic pricks, because the news wasn’t nearly as bad this week as it usually is. It’s a Festivus miracle! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Welcome to the ladyblogosphere, where everyone is trying to be the next big thing.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny

Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a […]

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Crossposts

Why Rolling Stone’s Rape Story Apology Is Irresponsible

It was a story that ricocheted across the Internet, leaving waves of shock and outrage in its path. On November 19, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely published an article about rapes committed by members of a University of Virginia fraternity — and cover-ups by the school’s administration. On December 5th, the magazine issued a […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Would Never Ban Squirting

With all the terrible things going on this week, we actually have a few spots of good news this week. Not many, but I’ll take what I can get! Plus, this week’s BAMFs are even more badass than usual, and two of them are only 7 years old. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Stands With #Ferguson

Ah, it’s a short week because of Thanksgiving, so there can’t be that much to talk about, right? Well… The relatively low amount of shit to report on was balanced out by how truly terrible a lot of it was. Sorry! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny

There was a ton of great writing about Bill Cosby this week, and because there needs to be balance in the universe or some shit, a corresponding amount of truly heinous commentary. Let’s dive on in. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Crossposts

Fox News Stretches Bounds Of Reason To Explain Anger Toward Cosby

As a rule, I try to avoid Fox News. Entering its fray is akin to heading into the woods butt-naked, then hitting a hornet’s nest repeatedly with a stick. I know it will sting and I’ll curse and be covered in welts…so why go there? But in reading about Bill Cosby and the mounting allegations […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Will Not Break the Internet

Butts, y’all. And also some real news. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)