Author: Kristin Devine

Kristin is a geek, a libertarian, and a domestic goddess. She lives in a wildlife refuge in rural Washington state with too many children and way too many animals and works with women around the world as a fertility counselor. There's also a blog which most people would very much disapprove of https://atomicfeminist.com/
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The Happiest Sadist: Phèdre and Kushiel’s Dart

Fifty Shades of Grey was a terrible & dangerous book that normalized toxic attitudes about sex. Kushiel’s Dart was an interesting book on a similar topic that I liked.

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I Want to be Kissed by a Scoundrel

Heads up, dudes, YOU’RE the ones that can’t control yourselves, some of you. Why don’t you let me decide what I like and want for myself?

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Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

How much more satisfying might a romance be if you could see yourself there, not just a faceless, shapeless, personality-less blob like Bella Swan?

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Romance Before Bros

This time I’m actually reading GOOD romances instead of trashy ones.It’s a lot of work, and do you know why I’m doing this? It’s because romance MATTERS.

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A Cultural History of Anemia

I began to wonder, could that ancient diagnosis of hysteria really just be anemia mixed with a distrust of women’s sexuality?

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Syphilis

What is the true meaning of Christmas anyway? I’m going to set that question aside for a little bit to talk about syphilis.

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Fake People, Pure Product

Joyfully imagining something might be true in the privacy of one’s own mind seems a very different thing than “profiting from” and “getting off on” it. Exploitative. The word is exploitative.

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Is Supernatural Sexist?

Supernatural is a story of men who cannot accomplish the one thing men want the most – to keep their loved ones safe from harm.

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Play Free or Die

I basically paid 9.99 for an effing computer cat.

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Movie Review: Colossal

Colossal is a movie about the destructive effects of alcoholism, and also a giant monster fighting a giant robot.

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Do It Yourself Pizza

Homemade pizza is best because pizza is all about the toppings.

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Put Away Childish Things

Many of us have stuck with childish pursuits because the adults of the past couple generations failed to properly pass the baton.