FeminismHumor

In Defense of Yoga Pants and Nihilism

Every so often I read an article that makes me say a little prayer to the Cosmos: “please let this be satire, please let this be satire, please let this be satire.” Today that article lumped together two completely unrelated topics: yoga pants and nihilism. So I took the bait and read …

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HumorScience

Scientist Barbie Not Really Dressed for Lab Work

I was just doing a little holiday shopping online, looking for Barbies for my daughter, and I found the “Career Barbie” section. Barbie is just as versatile as when I was a kid–she can be an astronaut, teacher, chef, nurse, dentist, whatever! While I appreciate Barbie’s fashion choices (cool vaguely-inspired-by-molecular-structure …

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HumorPolitics

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Election Grief Counseling Edition

Winter is coming… The fairgrounds are silent. A biting northern wind blows leftover scraps of the summer frolic across empty grandstands… Only the echoes of children’s laughter haunt the field where once they dared gravity to test the limits of their fear… The arena is empty, the lonely attendant is …

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Humor

Mail Call: A GP Reader Responds to Recent Posts

We’ve got mail! We often get comments and messages from readers (and people who hate our headlines, but haven’t read the articles), both positive and critical. It’s nice to know that our site generates a more motivated response than discussion in MRA chatrooms and mommy groups on Facebook. One of our favorite readers …

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HumorLGBTQ

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Bathroom Wars Part Two, The NOT HELPING Edition

(CN: Anti-Trans bigotry and some generally clueless allyship) Welcome back to the Bathroom Wars. If you read the first edition in this series (click here,) then you’ll be up to date. North Carolina started this brouhaha about who should get to pee where at the end of March, leading to …

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Humor

Little Einsteins: Innocent Kids’ Show or Post-Apocalyptic Earth?

On the surface, Disney’s Little Einsteins appears to be about teaching kids about classical music and art through easy-to-digest storylines typically found in the saccharine world of children’s television. But is there something more sinister hiding beneath the shiny veneer? Like, a story about a post-apocalyptic future following a robot …

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HumorMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Medicating Calvin & Hobbes Edition

The funny pages, like the newspapers that carry them have been waning in their cultural impact for decades now. Not to say that the art form is passing away, on the contrary the rise of the Webcomic  has given artists a new platform to present works that would never have made …

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BabiesHumorMedia & Technology

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: 30 Years From Now Edition

Not every pile of twisted steel and rubber that is swept aside in the Internet Meme Demolition Derby is a mustache twirling villain like The Original ADHD Medicine, or My Parents Spanked Me as a Kid. Sometimes an internet meme goes viral because it has a tantalizing message, one that …

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HumorParenting StylesPodcast

Listen to the FIRST EVER Grounded Parents Podcast!!

It’s the first episode of the Grounded Parents podcast! Kavin came to DC, and Emily and Jenny hung out in her hotel room! And we recorded it! Many exclamation points! We talked about the having it all myth, Target and gendered toys, breastfeeding, circumcision, sleep training, GMOs, vaccines, Dr. Amy and …

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Humor

Grumpy Old Bugger

Found on the interwebs: Are you a grouch?   Dear Neighbor, Thank you for your submission. Unfortunately our editorial review staff found numerous shortcomings in your study, and therefore we are unable to accept it for publication at this time. Please consider the following points in any resubmission: Your work outlines an …

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