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 [...]

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

Ask Dr. NerdLove

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 and we went to a bar to grab something to eat. of course I paid the bill. I pay the bill 97% of the time. Anyway, my girlfriend [...]

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

"NERD SMASH PUNY FEMALE!"

<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 and victim blaming that resulted. It’s a complicated and tangled enough topic that it’s difficult to fit every angle and wrinkle in. But there was one topic that I wanted to [...]

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.

Christy Mack and the Crime of “Being A Slut”

Christy Mack

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 busy week, news-wise. Between Robin William’s passing (RIP, Robin [...]