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Toxic Masculinity, Femicide, and the Cowardly Abuser

“It is cowardice to hit a woman,” reads one of the ten commandents vs violence against women, as released by the administration of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. These rules, released last year after a series of protests that followed the brutal murder of Ingrid Escamilla in Ciudad Juarez, followed a sharp rise in femicides (the murder of a woman primarily driven by her gender) in Mexico – of nearly 137% percent in the few years leading up to this particular murder. Nearly 1,000 women were murdered in cases classified as femicide in Mexico last year; seems like calling the people who did it cowards didn’t do much to change things.

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Stop Skipping Nine, You Fools

I do not wish to alarm thee, dear and darling readers, but I have some news that you may find distressing. Are you sitting down? If you’re not, do you read this blog on the rowing machine or something? Power walking? I have questions. Anyway: let me get right to the point. Some people, I have discovered, have decided that, in order to watch the rebooted seasons of Doctor Who, that a new viewer may skip the first season and jump straight into the David Tennant era with nary the merest thought of Christopher Eccleston’s run.

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Book Review: Right Guy, Wrong Time by Louise MacGregor

Thanks for this awesome review of my latest novel!

The Strawberry Post

Title: Right Guy, Wrong Time: A #MeToo Love Story
Author: Louise MacGregor
Publisher: Frayed Edge Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Book format: Digital pre-release proof
Sweet Strawberries: Sweet StrawberrySweet StrawberrySweet StrawberryDescription: Edie has what seems like an almost-perfect life: awesome friends, a comfortable apartment she shares with the world’s greatest cat, and a dream job as a record label talent scout. But all is not what it seems. Conflicts are heating up in her life and at work, and things take a serious turn for the worse when she is raped while on a date. Navigating pleasure, work, friends, and her forever-changed mental state after her assault is hard enough. But when the perfect guy turns up at the worst possible time, Edie has to figure out what romance and sex mean to her in the aftermath of rape. This offbeat feminist romance moves beyond “girl meets guy,” dealing empathetically with sexual dysfunction, the…

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Sex and the City S1E1/2: Sex and the City/Models and Mortals

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Identity Crisis

I haven’t been writing about my OCD as much as I used to lately, and do you know why? Because I’m fucking bored of it.

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YOU KNOW I’D NEVER Release Announcement

Happy weekend, everyone! I am ESPECIALLY happy this particular Saturday, because I get to share with you this extremely exciting news – my new book is coming out in just a few days’ time!

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On Pandemic Burnout

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A Woman is Dead

A woman is dead.

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