Top 10 Books for Badass Bitches.

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Ronda Rousey

Awesome, right?

In case you don’t know who she is, she is the UFC bantamweight champion and current Espy holder of Fighter of the Year.  She’s also received a crap ton of twitter trolling and nasties in the press because she fails to be definable. She is a kick-ass judo fighter, an outspoken feminist, and–a “girly girl.” She’s often seen on the red carpet or in magazines in full hair and makeup, looking as much like a top Hollywood actress as a cage fighter, and that dichotomy seems to piss off the establishment.

(note: the establishment looks a lot like this, only you should imagine roughly 100% more dudes who live in their parents’s basement who have strong relationships with the dominant muscles in their forearms.)

He-Man Woman Haters Club GOP 2016

The establishment likes well-defined labels and categories in which they can place women. (Human incubator, tax write-off, focus for unspent rage, bagel bites baker.) Women like Rousey defy their carefully constructed gender binaries, and her ability to commodify that unique talent, has placed her in the unenviable position as a lightning rod for their ire.

The comments I read on twitter set a fire ablaze beneath me. It’s 2015, and the GOP is talking about SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT to defund family planning/female independence services. More women are hassled on twitter by.the.day. Redditors are creating new misogynistic subreddits faster than Reddit can collapse them.

What the fuck?

Thankfully, there is a movement. A movement toward body acceptance, professional mentoring, the “ungendering” of toys; of committing to raising our girls so that they are not caught up in the same cycles we are strung up in now. The movement is  also teaching our boys that women are more than pretty baby makers. We’re fierce, intelligent creatures with whom ONE DOES NOT FUCK.

I’m doing my part. I’m educating my children that women are just as capable, intelligent, and willful as men. But that’s not always enough.

It takes a village–and sometimes–a library.

I made a list. It’s all essential reading in my opinion, and it swells my soul with pride for the double ecks chromosome bearers.

The Top 10 Books for Badass Bitches.

top ten books for badass bitches

In no particular order:

You may think this post wouldn’t get a recipe. Guess what? My MawMaw is A #1 badass bitch in my opinion, and bitch can bake.

So can I.


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Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Napoleon

*it has crispy bits. You’re welcome.

vegan peanut butter cup napoleon

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Napoleon

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: bake vegan mousse

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Ingredients

    for the mousse

    • the separated cream from one can of full-fat, no emulsifiers added, coconut milk. (refrigerate over night, pour off liquid.)
    • 3/4 cup of Jif Natural Peanut Butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder

    for the layers

    • 12-15 round vegan wonton skins
    • cooking spray

    optional

    • vegan peanut butter cups for topping.

    Instructions

    for the layers

    preheat oven to 375F

    spray both sides of the wonton skins lightly with cooking spray

    arrange in a single layer on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet

    bake 5 minutes or until edges are brown and crisp

    for the mousse

    whip the coconut cream in a mixer on high

    slowly add in peanut butter and vanilla

    sift in the cocoa powder a bit at a time, mix well

    add sugar LAST, mix lightly

    AVENGERS, ASSEMBLE

    place a wonton on a plate

    spoon or pipe 3-4 tbsp of mousse per layer, repeat.

    top with pb cup.

    EAT RIGHT MEOW.

    ALTERNATIVELY, keep components separate and mousse refrigerated until time to put together.

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