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yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

I guess this is how our nation copes with tragedies now. Hashtags. Twitter monologues. Blog posts. I wasn’t going to write one, I guess, but then I read this Thought Catalog article and it made me so mad that I had to sit down and explain every reason that it is partially right but mostly horrifically wrong.(…)

on banning bossy

on banning bossy

So Sheryl Sandberg, the patron saint of leaning in, has handed down a new commandment from the mount: Ban “bossy”. (I had to convince myself not to write “excommunicate ‘Bossy’ from your vocabulary.” A holy trinity of inconsistent religious imagery! Apparently poorly-constructed figurative devices give me a weird thrill today.) When I heard about this,(…)

word of the day: cliterfere

word of the day: cliterfere

clit – er – fere verb 1. Prevent female sexual pleasure from continuing or being carried out properly. 2. Intentionally or unintentionally prevent someone from having sexual intercourse with a partner. Origin: portmanteau: clitoris + interfere see also: Cock block Used in a sentence: “I have this terrible cough, and the worst part is that(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

Remember last week when I got all mad about Matt Forney? Well, he continues to be an asshole, as do the rest of those “manosphere” motherfuckers. However, someone else has already committed an entire blog to mocking these losers. If you want to feel rage pour out of your eyeballs but then laugh, check out(…)

dear huffington post, don’t tell me what to do

dear huffington post, don’t tell me what to do

You’ve seen Huffington Post’s 23 Things Every Woman Should Stop Doing floating around your news feed, right? I’ve mostly seen women posting it with some kind of pleasant commentary like “OMG this is a must read!” or “I needed this – I’m so bad at not being self-deprecating! Oops!” as though without the wonderfully helpful(…)

shaving down there: the great paradox of womanhood

shaving down there: the great paradox of womanhood

Warning for Mom and Dad: This is a blog post about my vagina. I really encourage you to stop reading right now. (Everyone else, carry on.) So, my spooky webmaster tools have told me that folks have been arriving at this blog by searching the phrase “shaving down there.” Y’all, I have been wanting to write(…)

i’m sorry, white american male

i’m sorry, white american male

I’m sorry, white American male. Suzanne Venker is right. I’ve been oppressing you. With all my murky intentions and feminist ends, I forgot to look out for your rights. My bad, white American male. I’m sorry. I’ve been representing you unfairly in the media. Every day, you have to see one-dimensional and offensive representations of your gender(…)