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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Songs of Love and Hate, and Mascara

[Hey, do you have anything to do this weekend? Yeah. Exactly. Well, now you have something: you're hanging out with all your friends at Tiger Beatdown Break-Up Music Week. We love you, and we want to play you all our favorite songs! Today, we will be learning about what comes after heartbreak, and why Leonard [...]

The Magnetic Fields Are Not Surprised By Your Break-Up

[Normally, Sady and Amanda Hess have a little chat on Friday. During our very special Guest-Post Party / Most Appalling Fake Holiday Ever That Is Constantly Marketed At You / Break-Up Music Week, however, Sady is a bad conversationalist. Therefore, we will be reading a sexy and exciting guest post instead! You guys, guess who [...]

Mansplaining: On Breaking Up Under Pressure

[Oh, hey, guess what atrocities are coming up this week? I mean, aside from personal atrocities and all. Yes, in honor of all the various Valentine's Day Massacres that are no doubt occurring as we speak, it's Break-Up Music week at the Tiger Beatdown. Today's guest post is by the lovely - and manly! - [...]

Sooner Or Later One of Us Must Know: In Defense of Bob Dylan

[Sady is going through some boy troubles. She has good timing. In honor of this, and of the Most Terrible Week of the Year, Tiger Beatdown will be here to hold your hand through the weekend, with a star-studded series of posts on break-up songs. Let's hang out and hate this bullshit together, everybody.] The [...]

TALES OF VINDICATION: Taylor Swift Edition

It is with great interest that I read this – very long! Info-graphic enabled! Other-graphic enabled! – piece in, I believe, “Autostraddle” (with which, I have to confess, I am not all that familiar) on the feminist and musical offensiveness of Taylor Swift. For example, I really enjoyed this passage: I mean, she’s pretty clear [...]

META-POST: Nobody Puts Sady’s Merchandising Skills In A Corner

Say, who’s spending too much time on the Internet lately? Me, that’s who! I have been spending too much time on the Internet lately! It is making me doubt my own cred as a socially functional person, I will tell you that much for sure. HOWEVER. One of the things I have been doing lately, [...]

Sexist Beatdown: All God’s Children Got Disingenuous Pandering Edition

Oh, that Sarah Palin. What an activist she be! For example, she has ACTIVELY forced me to think about her all week with her one damn Facebook post on Rahm Emanuel, which also happens to be the only thing I have read on Facebook for over a year, MOSTLY because I was tired of reading [...]

ADVICE! For COMMENTERS: Super-Ultra-Mega Language Round-Up Edition

You know what, you guys? I just lied to you. Because this special edition of ADVICE! For COMMENTERS actually… does not contain a whole lot of advice. Instead, it is devoted to how wacky and divergent the response to “Inappropriate Language” has been.  (Annnnnnnd, Sexist Beatdown may or may not be about this same deal, [...]

Inappropriate Language: Some Notes on Words and Context

So, this exchange. Shall we? Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul. “F—ing retarded,” Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. – Peter Wallsten, Wall Street Journal Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever [...]

And Now, A Shameless Plug From the Secondary Blogger

Greetings, ducks! I hope you don’t mind me mentioning that the Guardian’s Comment Is Free asked me to react to a piece by Bea Campbell defending Julie Bindel! Whom, some of you probably have no doubt deduced, I do not like! (But to be fair, she started it.) Yes, it’s true: no-name blogger C.L. Minou [...]