Category Archives: feminism

A Cure for Rape Culture?


I’m about to propose a radical suggestion, gentle readers. Hold fast to your bonnets. I think one (possible) (partial) (imperfect) cure for rape culture is to make 2013 all about Respect For Consent. The piece of rape culture this begins … Continue reading

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On Fire in India and at Home


The Indian woman who was gang raped for an hour on a public bus and beaten with pipes has died. Another woman who was raped and had to beg police to prosecute her attacker has killed herself because the police … Continue reading

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Getting it Pegged


So, last night on The Twitter, geeky film favorite Simon Pegg said: “…Also, I’ve got a thing about cosplay girls. They’re like zombie stormtroopers, a glorious combination of beloved things.” Followed by: “*makes noise like Homer Simpson thinking of donuts*http://twitpic.com/a8myof“ … Continue reading

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So many opinions….


And none of them are about television! Are you relieved? Ok one of them is about television – I watched the pilot of Newsroom and I haven’t looked back. Smug, irrelevant, annoying. If Studio 60’s comedy wasn’t funny, Newsroom’s news … Continue reading

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Sorkin Corner


So first, I was going to spend way too much time rewriting this ranking of Sorkin characters by the Vulture. The Santoses are missing, Sportsnight’s Natalie deserved better, Dan Rydell doesn’t deserve quite as high a spot, Timothy Busfield was … Continue reading

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LGBT Films That Changed My Life


Last week the NY Times blog asked a bunch of public gay figures to talk about the films that changed their lives. We’ve watched a bunch of the films mentioned by the people they interviewed (14 of the 16 were … Continue reading

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Guest Posting about @PPact at @Feminist4Choice !


Y’all know I trust women, and I’ve written about volunteering for Planned Parenthood before, but this month I wrote an essay about my experiences that’s been published by the awesomesauce blog Feminists For Choice! You can read “26 Bleecker Street” … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, Komen


Good morning people, digital and otherwise! This week I’ve been plague ridden by something that made my ears, my throat and every inch of my sinuses full of pain. I have not enjoyed it. But I wanted to comment on … Continue reading

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So, this little room’s more crowded than usual…


Hi, everyone. I see many of you got Sady Doyle‘s invite to my blog. Jeebus *perspires* Sady Doyle is awesome, and I love the way she writes at Tiger Beatdown because I too write in a loud, fast, hectic, way. … Continue reading

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Bisexual women more at risk for all the good stuff


e.g. alcoholism and depression (h/t) Jezebel. w00t! As a bisexual woman who is a recovering alcoholic and periodically deals with depression, I am DELIGHTED to know that there are other miserable queer women out there. Let’s get together and eat stuff … Continue reading

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