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Weekly Anime Review

This week brings a few new episodes, and one recap episode.  Argevollen ep 20 So the Perphe units are making great progress, which means that Unit 8 can chill out in the rear zones and take a vacation. The company dumps the Arge on Jamie and the mechanics because they don’t really need it anymore. This causes Jamie to download... Read More

Watch “SNL” Celebrate Kicking Back At Your Parents’ House For The Holidays

If your parents are the type who only get to see you a few times a year and gush about you to anyone who will listen in between, going home for Thanksgiving probably means being treating like a queen the whole weekend. After living in a tiny city apartment, eating a steady stream of takeout [...]

Frisky Rant: Yes, My Name Is Maybe Hard To Pronounce (And, No, You Can’t Opt Out)

As I write this, I’ve just come home from a new gym. A man training a small group of us shouted personalized encouragement throughout in an effort to spur us along. “Well done, Karen!” “Two more reps, Jaz!” “Knees up, Ellen!” “Bum out, Phhhh … bum out!” I know that when someone mumbles “Phhh” under [...]

Facebook Removed This Family’s Photo, But Their Only Crime Was Being Annoying

Yet another photo has been banned by Facebook and I’m beginning to wonder if the people who have these jobs are actually blind. We’ve seen this happen to photos of moms breastfeeding time and time again. It seems Facebook is also offended by family photos that hint at nudity — even if they don’t actually show any. Show More Summary

Sponsored: Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month with Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Bunny Ice Cream for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. October is national Diabetes Awareness Month, which is a cause near and dear to my heart. Diabetes runs in my family, and anything that might make my loved ones’ lives better is a worthy cause.  As you might... Read More

Get Motivation From Tough Luv Bun, The Best New Tumblr

Last Friday night I had to sift through my Other inbox on Facebook, and I found out that it had accumulated a few spectacularly short-sighted messages from anti-feminists. I tweeted about a few of them, and then I got this reply from the Twitter user @ToughLuvBun: @RebeccaVBrink fuck him u r a feminism bae Uh, [...]

Why Minority Male Oppression Is A Feminist Issue

I am at odds with feminism and my conflict is a “race issue.” For White women, defining oneself as feminist is pretty simple. The need to advance a female political agenda — while dismissing male oppression — makes sense in a world where White men maintain the highest position and power. I understand that. However, [...]

A History Of Destruction In American Protests, From Boston In 1773 To Ferguson In 2014

I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of extraordinary anger. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the murder of Mike Brown, and, as it turns out, that no-indictment is rare  — or, [...]

Bette Midler Calls Out Ariana Grande’s ‘Ridiculous’ New Sexy Persona, Says Everything You’re Thinking

Congratulations to Bette Midler for her excellent mind-reading powers! And don’t you dare tell me that “that’s an idea of fiction” or “please stop shouting at people on the street that magic is real, Olivia.” Because how else are you...Show More Summary

9 Things To Watch During Your Thanksgiving Food Coma

After you’ve stuffed your face on Thanksgiving, you’re pretty much just going to want to sit down, relax, and watch something that’s pleasant and entertaining. We have nine of the best Thanksgiving food coma movies for you: Not too complex, not too emotionally challenging, and very, very entertaining. Read on!

Dog Gets Makeover To Help Him Get Adopted From A High-Kill Shelter

Meet Charlie. Charlie is a terrier mix who was found on the side of the road in Los Angeles and was taken to a “high-kill” shelter where he had one week to be adopted before he would be put down. Charlie was believed to be about 3-years-old when he was taken in, and had matted [...]

So You’re Engaged! Here Are 5 Hard Relationship Questions To Ask Before You Even Start Planning The Wedding

Engagement season is coming up! Yay! Congratulations if you’re engaged! It is indeed a very happy time, but the temptation to see engagement as merely the wedding-planning phase of your relationship and not, more importantly, the phrase of your relationship in which you plan for your marriage. Being married can feel as if it’s just [...]

Etsy Spotlight: Galaxy Wrapping Paper!

I’m a sucker for all things galaxy print, so I’m crazy about this dreamy star-covered wrapping paper. Etsy shop Norman’s Printery creates the paper on recycled newsprint. If covering your gifts in the very fabric of the universe doesn’t cut it for you, the shop sells a slew of other beautiful prints, like mountain ranges, [...]

Here Are The Photos Of Officer Darren Wilson’s “Injuries”

I’m closing comments on this post and any other posts about Ferguson this week because, well, I CAN, and it’s Thanksgiving week and people are in pain and I don’t want any racist ass trolls on this site making it any worse. Official diagnosis: contusion aka A BRUISE. [Gawker]

Darren Wilson Will Not Be Indicted In The Death Of Unarmed Teen Michael Brown

We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions. While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to [...]

Robin Thicke Has A 19-Year-Old Girlfriend

Robin Thicke is dating a 19-year-old named April Love Geary. The pair took Thicke’s son to a USC/UCLA game on Saturday and have been seen hanging around his house. Ew. [TMZ] Halle Berry took ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for trying to make their daughter Nahla “look white” by straightening and highlighting her naturally curly [...]

PoC News in America

We have some big news stories, and some fun pop culture items for this week! We’ve covered the Bill Cosby story pretty extensively here at Persephone. However, people are struggling to separate the artist from his art as The Cosby Show remains immensely important in TV history. There has been a flood of news regarding police brutality and generally shady police... Read More

18 Wildly Wonderful Recipes You Can Make With Frozen Waffles

Oh, you thought frozen waffles were reserved for rushed mornings, for tossing in the toaster and maybe drizzling with a bit of store-bought syrup, did you? Ha! Not so. While homemade waffles emanate that “made with love” vibe, sometimes you don’t have to act in such grandiose ways to craft a culinary marvel. Read more [...]

Abuse Victim Marissa Alexander Has Accepted A Plea Deal

Abuse victim Marissa Alexander accepted a plea deal for shooting a gun in self-defense, in the presence of her abuser, in Florida, a Stand Your Ground state. She was originally sentenced to a ridiculous 20 years in jail. [MSNBC] There will be a press conference today about the Ferguson Grand Jury decision on whether or [...]

Sexting Just Got Easier With Very NSFW ‘Flirtmojis’

Now that they’ve finally decided to diversify emojis by adding people of different races and skin tones, genius app ‘Flirtmoji’ has also created emojis for horny people just like us! ‘Flirtmoji’ offers a variety of different emojis for the sexual texter, including relatively tame images of handcuffs, the gay pride flag, and a bed, to [...]

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