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The Runaways’ Complicated Legacy

Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: How to Get Away with Murder 1×13, “Mama’s Here Now”

You see that title? Mama’s here now. Oh yes she is and Mama’s going to lay down some truth this week. But first, let’s check in on Detective Nate. Remember how last week’s episode ended with him getting arrested for Sam’s murder? Well this week’s episode starts out with him being strip searched (thank you, […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

The biggest news in ladyblogland was the curious incident of bell hooks labeling Beyoncé a terrorist. I’ve rounded up a reading least for your edification. Get all that plus find out how misandrist you really are in this week’s dispatches.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: The Walking Dead, 4×14, “The Grove”

First, trigger warning for child death. Whoa. Damn. The Walking Dead has always tried to be too many things to too many people. It’s a good old-fashioned zombie gorefest. It’s a post-apocalyptic drama. It’s a soap opera at times. And finally, every once in a while, it is a study of the human character and […]

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Lupita Nyong’o is my new patronus.

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News in Asia

Hello and welcome back, my fellow unicorns. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve last written this column, so instead of trying to catch up with everything, I’m going to just give updates on the most recent news developments and reference prior news as it is necessary. Also, please be aware that this column has […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Getting Pissed Off

Another week, another massive list of misogyny in the news. But never fear! This week there’s some misandry and penises to cheer you up. Ladies love misandry and penises! (Trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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Crossposts

Facebook: Take Action Against Sex Trafficking Page!

Earlier on Tuesday evening I was doing some research on Kolkata, India and was searching for some information about sex work in the city. I did a quick search for Sonagachi, which is the city’s largest red light district. In fact, it’s one of the biggest red light districts in all of Asia. Sonagachi is […]

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New Show Recap: Game of Thrones, Episode 3.3, “Walk of Punishment”

[Trigger warning for discussion of scenes of sexual violence.]

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Op Ed

We Failed Rehtaeh Parsons

[Trigger warning for discussion of rape and suicide] Here we are again.

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The Steubenville Verdict: Rape Culture? What Rape Culture?

Sunday morning, two teenagers from Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old classmate. Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were sentenced to serve in the state juvenile system for at least two years and one year, respectively. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the public reaction to the verdict only reinforces the culture of victim-blaming and rape […]

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News in Asia

I hope this week is starting off well for all of you. This edition is going to include some news about hackers, or “cyber terrorists,” more violence against women in India, and cool news on healthcare and literary fronts. Please note that this edition comes with major trigger warnings about rape and violence against women.

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News in Asia: Drone Edition

The issue of the use of drones in both Afghanistan and Pakistan has been both an issue and a non-issue. That is a contradictory statement, I know, but it’s the only way I know how to describe it. It’s an issue that is gaining more attention, but is still seemingly downplayed in mainstream media, though […]

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News in Asia

[TRIGGER WARNING FOR RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE]

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Perspectives

The Ghost of Christmas Past

Trigger Warning: parental death, sexual abuse My father died on Christmas, the year I was ten. It’s so tempting to call it “The Worst Christmas Present in the History of Ever.”