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Op Ed

Why is Leadership Journal Standing Behind a Rapist’s Essay?

Earlier this week, Leadership Journal, an imprint of Christianity Today, ran an essay written by an anonymous former youth pastor who is now serving a prison sentence for statutory rape. The problem: the writer never acknowledges the fact that his “affair” was actually rape, he wrote the piece as a self-indulgent morality tale about the […]

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Perspectives

Not All Men

The other day, I posted an article about Elliot Rodger to my Facebook page, and immediately deleted it. I’ve spent the last several days taking in everything that I can — articles about the shooting, #YesAllWomen posts, reading his manifesto — but I couldn’t actually go through with spreading the information myself. It wasn’t because I haven’t […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: The Rest of the News Was Pretty Horrible, Too

Y’all, it has been quite the week. We actually have a little bit of good news, but the rest is pretty bleak. Of course, the killings in Santa Barbara dominated the news (meriting a separate post), but here’s everything else that you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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News

Friday News Bites: #NotOneMore Campaign, Reading Rainbow Return + More

In a week filled with misogyny and gun-related sadness, about which our own Coco wrote about brilliantly, I’m going to mainly direct your attention to other stories happening around the world this week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week finds the elusive perfect feminist, a joke about yeast infections, and the perfect caftan-body diet plan. And of course, an extensive collection of writings about Elliot Rodger and #YesAllWomen.

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Perspectives

On Violence and Womanhood: Reacting to Elliot Rodger

This weekend, seven people were murdered because Elliot Rodger, a wealthy 22-year-old California resident, thought women owed him sex.