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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: You Won’t Believe What Happens Next Week!

There’s oh-so-much misogyny to cover this week, including a larger-than-usual dose of transphobia, lots of cool study findings, and several Twitter accounts you’re going to want to go follow right now. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Not THAT Kind of Tea Party

Ugh, they really ruined that phrase.

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Humor

If Moms Ran the Country

Right now, the best hope for any solution to the Congressional stalemates over both the government shutdown and the debt ceiling seems to be a bipartisan effort spearheaded by Susan Collins and involving several other senators, mostly women. Which doesn’t surprise me at all. Many, if not all, of these female senators are mothers, and […]

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News

Mid-Week News: 12/5/12

Welcome back, you lovely peaches, you lovey dovies, you children with the faces I could just kiss and ravish. It’s all about the news, and well, the news can be what the Americans refer to as, oh Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

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Politics

Democratic Upset in NY-26

Earlier this week, voters in New York’s 26th Congressional District had a special election to fill the seat vacated by shirtless prettyboy Chris Lee. In a startlingly large upset, Democrat Kathy Hochul won despite the Republicans’ huge enrollment advantage. Here’s the scoop on what happened.

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Politics

Gov. Walker’s Union-Busting Measure: The Plot Thickens

As you’re probably aware, shit just got real in Wisconsin. Their Tea Party governor, Scott Walker, created legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining power from the state’s unions.

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Politics

The Seriousness of Salmon

Even though I work in politics, I find myself shying away from great spectacles like the State of the Union address. Ever since I got into this business, I find myself focusing on the strangest things. (Who let him on stage in that tie? Who decided that that schmuck should be in the camera shot? […]

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Perspectives

How to Fix Your Mother-In-Law

You”™ve stolen her child away from her. Nothing”™s going to make that right. Here is a simple three-step plan that will change your relationship ““ for good!

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News

The Morning After: Political Hangover

Now that I’ve gotten a full night’s sleep, here I am with a political hangover: I’m a little cranky and sore, and looking back on the events of last night it’s all kind of a blur. So, while I sip my coffee, some musings about last night’s election results. I’ll keep it brief because others […]