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Feminism

Wear Your Superheroes Day, Feminism, and Geekdom

October 1st was Wear Your Superheroes Day. I just found out about this event randomly through a Facebook post and cannot be more excited behind how it came to be and what the event’s is about. 

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

If you learn nothing else this week, remember this: It’s time stock up on purple. Why? Read on to find out.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Not Thankful

The Thanksgiving holiday in the US meant that This Week in Misogyny took last week off. Misogyny, however, didn’t do me a favor and kept right on rolling. It’s a world of fun below the cut! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week I’m mixing things up, pointing you not just to great ladyblog reads but also discoveries from the interwebz that may be of interest to you, dear ladyblog enthusiasts.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Winter Movie Season

The clocks went back, the leaves have fallen, and it’s gotten cold. It can only mean one thing is upon us. Winter movie season is here! This happens to be my favorite season for movies because you get all the award pandering movies. Hollywood also pushes blockbusters and family fare upon us again. Watching movies […]

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Pop Culture

Sort the Stars: Chris and Liam Hemsworth

Australian brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth really don’t look that much alike, but they are both in pictures, and they are both 6’3″ and they are both becoming known for roles in box office hits. So they are easy to confuse, in my opinion, much like back in the day when Baldwins were a dime […]

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness II: Voting Day 13

Today’s the day we narrow the Elite Eight to the Final Four. As with last year, the winners of these polls will be ineligible for future Middlemarch Madness competitions, so pick wisely. 

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Op Ed

Takedown: The Obama Games

Be ready. This week’s takedown is allllmost unbelievable in its stupidity. Almost. It is so absurd that nobody can honestly be taking it seriously. Right? Right? Tell me that nobody can be taking this seriously.

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Book Club

Persephone Book Club — The Hunger Games

After much hype and fanfare, or at the very least, excitement in the comment threads, Book Club weekend is upon us. Do you have your dog-eared, notated copy of Hunger Games already open, with topics you desperately need to raise? Are you eagerly awaiting next weekend’s big movie opening? Are you one of those Katniss […]

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Book Club

Book Club Reminder Post

Book club, book club, book club! Are you excited yet? Two days, my friends, until the first meeting of our relaunched Persephone Book Club. We’ll be discussing Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. An open thread specifically for book discussion will be posted this Saturday, March 17th and remain open throughout the weekend.

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Book Club

Persephone Book Club Reminder

Just a friendly reminder, our relaunched book club will “meet” next weekend, March 17th thru 18th to discuss The Hunger Games. A couple of notes:

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Books

5 Books with Emily Heist Moss

1. Which book would you give to a poten­tial sig­nif­i­cant other? It gets under my skin when really smart, well-educated, liberal guys never read books by women (the frequent exceptions being Atlas Shrugged and Harry Potter). I have a couple of go-to lady authored books I like to push on guys, but A Visit from […]

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Books

Feeding the Hunger

Or, “How Katniss Everdeen Climbed Out of Her Book and Ignited a Real-Life Conflict.”

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Movies

Imagining Race: The Hunger Games

Straight black hair, olive skin, and grey eyes. Suzanne Collins’ description of her protagonist – brief, almost in passing – has ignited debate across the Internet, and surely beyond, about race and Hollywood. It would be nearly impossible to miss the discussions, even if you hadn’t read the books.

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Books

The Amazing Books that Inspire Writerly Envy

Over Christmas vacation I read only one book, which is far fewer than I normally consume on long, lazy days, but it was the best book I’ve read in a very long time–Michael Chabon’s Wonder Boys, which is a rare gem in that I loved it, but it didn’t elicit the usual “book envy” my […]