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Lessons I didn't need to learn

Sometimes you can only truly understand the meaning of a concept when it (metaphorically) slaps you in the face. Being a committed feminist, but not particularly book-smart, I often come across new language to describe the female experience, but I rarely sit down with a cup of tea and really learn about it. 1,038 more words

Feminism

Dawson’s Creek Revisited: Season 4, Episode 11 - The Tao of Dawson

Today’s post come from guest contributor and repeat offender Alek.

The Tao of Dawson is a terrible name. It reads like a shitty essay that Dawson Leery would write thoughtfully about himself. 1,303 more words

Season 4

SEXism & The City

 Binders Full of Women Take Issue with Isolated Incident

Austin City Manager Marc Ott apologized recently for something “sexist” happening at City Hall.  It was the softer side of patriarchy expressing regret for an uncontrolled outburst.   2,374 more words

Austin

#705: How do I wrestle family visits and conversations back from Uncle Pundit?

Hi, Captain and company,

Recently I was reading through your archives and I found a great discussion on how to deal with a parent’s significant other who co-ops all conversations into another round of ‘Who’s right-er?’ with the answer always being “me.” (of course I cannot find that question now to give you context) 1,039 more words

Manners

Peter Holley: I have a dad bod. Here’s why women love it.

Washington Post — My six-pack abs weren’t as successful with the ladies.

A little over a week ago, a Clemson University student made an innocuous declaration on a Web site that nobody has ever heard of. 88 more words

Culture

Valet att ta sitt eget liv

Följande skrev jag alltså kort efter att Robin Williams tagit sitt eget liv, och det riktar sig inte så mycket till alla andra Robin Williams här i världen, utan till alla de som INTE är Robin Williams, och som har ett perspektiv på depression, självdestruktivitet och självmord som jag snällt sagt tycker är en del av problemet, inte lösningen. 1,636 more words