If anyone reading this (either of you?) is familiar with Ragen over at Dances with Fat, you probably know that she has been training for an IRONMAN triathlon. This past weekend she did a test run, an IRONMAN 70.3 (which is half the distance of the main race), on the same course she’ll be on […]
We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Is Hillary Clinton responsible for the Boko Haram kidnappings (and is she hiding brain damage from us)? Why did the New York Times fire Jill Abramson? Are you smarter than the average American? Let’s see if we can answer these questions and more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
Trolls made me donate more money.
While the snow came down, the ladyblogs blogged and the readers read. Which is just about all snow is good for facilitating in my opinion. Here’s what we read this week.
Once again, we find ourselves with two weeks’ worth of misogyny to round up. Can’t the world ever cut us a break? (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
This week had a strong mix of analysis, fun and dancing.
I hate forums.* I’ve tried several times to get involved with a few different forums only to find that I never feel at home. It always starts out well; I find one that offers some useful information, I sign up to respond, I have a few good responses, and then I inevitably find the trolls […]
If you happen to follow Margaret Cho on twitter, you may have noticed some ruckus in the previous week. Cho, who had just gotten a new tattoo, sent it into the twitterverse for fans to check it out, to be met with much enthusiasm, but also with some misogynstic vitriol. Words flew and as Cho […]
Just the other day, my husband emailed me a link to an awesome zombie fighting/apocalypse emergency kit that was all rolled into one kick-ass shotgun. As I looked over the pictures and technical descriptions, I thought that this was fantastic! Then I read the comments and within mere seconds, the viciousness of the Internet was […]