Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

The Consequences of Ruin Porn

So whenever I talk about ruin porn, I’m always asked why any of this matters. What does it matter if there’s a hundred or a million pictures of “dead” Detroit? They’re just pictures! They’re pretty! Only, they’re not just pictures. … Continue reading

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The Ruin Porn Post

So here we are at the ruin porn post! Ruin porn is not easy to talk about, especially not with those who collect it. And people outside the city that is a part of ruin porn rarely see the discussions … Continue reading

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Meaningful Enforcement in the War Against Domestic Abuse

By Madeline Lee Bryer, cross-posted at On The Issues Magazine *Trigger warning* The war against domestic violence is heating up. In a decision released publicly on August 17, 2011, an international human rights tribunal has determined that the U.S. authorities … Continue reading

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Dating Advice for the Modern Lady and Gentleman

This dating guide from 1938 is pretty amazing — ladies, you should wear a bra, don’t talk too much, don’t put on make-up in front of men, focus entirely on what he wants to discuss and don’t get so drunk … Continue reading

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Dining for Women

Another great event in NYC: Dining For Women, a movie screening and reception to benefit the Fistula Foundation. From their press release: NEW YORK CITY – The two New York City chapters of Dining for Women are partnering with Mount … Continue reading

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Dealbreaker: He Has An Asian Fetish

Love this piece by Lena Chen: Though I could excuse his penchant for cultural appropriation, I couldn’t overlook his peculiar dating history. All of his exes, I soon learned, were Asian. A handful of data points aren’t enough to constitute … Continue reading

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Feministe and Planned Parenthood Are Hooking You Up

On September 22nd, “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is bringing her benefit tour for Planned Parenthood to NYC, and she’s bringing Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Lampanelli along with her. It is going to be awesome and hilarious, and friends … Continue reading

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Cat About Town

This is pretty amazing: A cat got lost in Colorado in 2006, and was found yesterday in Manhattan.

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