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Wednesday Open Thread: Video Games

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for the weekly open thread. Today's suggested topic: When is the last time a video game scared you? When's the last time a video game made you cry? (Well I can't exactly post the moment that made me cry, can I?) As per always, no hate, no trolls. Have fun! … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Is My Girlfriend a Gold-Digger?

Dear Dr. NerdLove, I've have been dating my girlfriend for about four months now. It was some sort of non-official "valentines day" here in my country yesterday … [Read More...]

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“Prove You’re A Man”: Violence, Harassment and Toxic Masculinity

<This is co-published with Thought Catalog> So on Monday, I wrote a thing about Christy Mack's assault at the hands of her ex-boyfriend and the slut-shaming … [Read More...]

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Wednesday Open Thread – Your Guilty Pleasure

Another Wednesday, another open thread. Today's suggested topic: what's your guiltiest of guilty pleasures? As per usual: no hate, no trolling. Other topics are, of course, always welcome. Have at it. … [Read More...]

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Christy Mack and the Crime of “Being A Slut”

A quick head's up: I'm going to be talking about the Christy Mack assault. This is going to include some fairly graphic pictures of her injuries and description of the assault that led to her hospitalization. Read on at your own risk. It's been an insanely … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Can You Be An Ethical Pick-Up Artist?

Hey Dr. NerdLove, A long-time reader of your website here! I must say I like your no-nonsense and humane approach to things, although I haven’t really needed your advice the past years. Since I am now in the position that I do, I thought to ask you for some … [Read More...]