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News

Friday News Bites: Teenage Brains! Supersized Saturn! Lady Ghostbusters!

Happy Friday, everyone! In addition to all the sciencin’ and entertainment news, we have some politics-related stories to cover, so let’s get started:

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: No Nudes is Good Nudes

The major focus this week has been on the celebrity nude photo “leak” scandal (which wasn’t a leak at all; the pictures were stolen). Other people managed to be terrible too, of course! This shit never stops. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

There’s not too much news to report this week, though what little there is still manages to be rage-inducing. However, I have a ton of awesome recommended readings for you, from listicles about ridiculous sex advice and the ignorant things people ask trans* people to discussions about doxxing and victim-blaming. Let’s jump on in! (As usual, […]

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Life

Ten Memories of Snow and Ice

I’ve spent a childhood longing for snow and an adulthood running from it. Until I can move to Hawaii, snow, ice, slush, and cold will be a part of my life.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: In Which I Say “Fuck” a Lot

Looks like Wisconsin, Virginia, Texas, and Louisiana are in a fight to see which one can be the shittiest this week. (No disrespect to the rational people of those states, only sympathy.) Sweden of all places might have them beat, though! Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, shall we? (As usual, trigger warnings for […]

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History

Leagues and Leagues of Remarkable Women

It is utterly classic for me to get extraordinarily enthusiastic about a project and then, slowly and inevitably, get dragged down in to the muck and the mire of the details of getting it going. For instance: as a child, I spent hours sculpting the characters for the stories I was of course going to […]

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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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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny 2: Abortion Boogaloo

It’s been an abortion-palooza across America! Let’s take this one shitty state at a time. (Trigger warning for discussions of abortion, rape, and incest.)

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Politics

Francis Grady and Defining Terrorism

“They’re killing babies there.”

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Humor

Songs for a Funeral

When my grandpa died a couple years ago, everyone came back to my hometown to cry a lot, drink too many fermented beverages and eat ham and Jell-o salad with carrots in it.

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Politics

Political Round-up 2/25/11

This week, we learn that a very special American is visiting India, a childhood icon is still a genius, and if you ever go down to Georgia, don’t drink anything anyone carrying a “Don’t Tread On Me” sign hands you. Especially if it’s in a little paper Dixie cup. Actually, that last bit of advice […]

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Politics

Political Round-Up 2/18/2011: The Gov’mint Wants Your Money, Your Job & Your Womb, Thankyouverymuch

This week I didn’t get to spend much time trolling Huffington Post and Salon and my other favorite liberal-tastic blogs, so when I actually got around to reading the news last night, my jaw basically unhinged itself and crawled underneath my desk and whimpered. Because seriously, what is wrong with America’s political system?! The answer […]