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How Odd!

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November 2nd, 2007

Part Seven.*
Reuters’ Oddly Enough has really outdone themselves today: Not one, but two hilariously odd stories about rape! At least they get credit for actually using the word “rape” (an omission so common it has necessitated a multiple part series of its own), but that’s not much consolation when the act is treated as […]

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How Odd!

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October 23rd, 2007

[Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five.]
Welcome to Part Six in my ongoing series, How Odd!, devoted to aggravated grumbling about the wire services’ insistence on trivializing women’s lives, actions, experiences, and issues by categorizing as “Odd News” stories about the mistreatment of women, or stories about women that aren’t “odd” in […]

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On miscategorized news, and other oddities

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July 11th, 2007

How Odd!
(Dead Woman in Freezer Edition)

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: It’s so odd when men (allegedly) murder their spouses (and children) and then stash them in the freezer while hosting a party:
A Belgian man appeared in court on Friday after a woman at his dinner party found the bodies […]

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O’Reilly Has Lost It

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July 8th, 2007

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly has well and truly lost his motherflippin’ mind. Here he is talking about violent lesbian gangs: “You know, I never thought of this. It makes sense that if you have lawless gay people, they would do this kind of thing, but you don’t associate it. You associate homosexuality more with […]

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To media, rape is hilarious (to me, not so much).

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June 8th, 2007

Examining—and subverting—victim-blaming and other associated rape narratives has long been a part of the blogging I do at Shakesville, but recently, “Rape is Hilarious” has become, much to my chagrin, a regular feature. Just in the last month, I’ve had occasion to write about some of the most profoundly unsettling “jokes” about rape about […]

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