I know not all dudes (or even most dudes) are like this, but I have to say— when I read comments like the ones in this article it makes me scared of all of them for a bit. How can people be so awful? How can men who reference wanting to be intimate with someone expect that openness with women when they talk about us… » 3/12/14 4:08pm 3/12/14 4:08pm

Yes, both genders (all genders, because binary gender does not reflect the human experience) are oppressively stereotyped and displayed. These portrayals are linked to sexism and patriarchy. Many portrayals of men and women re-establish male dominance in society (economically, in terms of other forms of capital as… » 1/09/14 10:46pm 1/09/14 10:46pm

Really? Pink? The person who puts out songs and videos called "True Love" that...includes lines about hating everything your partner says, and wanting to hit him/her? Did I wake up in some weird vortex in which domestic violence is...feminist? » 12/09/13 3:47pm 12/09/13 3:47pm

I just don't think it helps us at all. What good can come from a small dick joke? It's not a response to or critique of hassling.
It requires no thought to understand and isn't funny in a way that would make the harasser rethink his actions. It may make men who already have power issues (apparently) feel even more… » 12/08/13 2:59pm 12/08/13 2:59pm

I think high-waisted sheer briefs look awesome. on "thin folks" and on "curvy folks." they're bangin'. I'd suggest looking at independent retailers and crafters, though, before buying from a store looking to capitalize on the success of a mainstream novel. » 12/07/13 5:52pm 12/07/13 5:52pm

There's a great article about by social scientists/rhetoricians that discusses this practice and its relationship to our natural identity (see citation below). It is interesting that the very practice of pardoning a turkey calls attention to the fact that a turkey might not be into being killed, and simultaneously… » 11/26/13 5:26pm 11/26/13 5:26pm

...you didn't think you were going to get a lot of "what??" after saying you'd rather have your hand cut off than eat low-fat sour cream but did about tomatoes? The tomato lobby must be strong. This was funny, even though I love quiche, wild rice, pineapple on anything savory, olives of all kinds, sugarless applesauce,… » 11/09/13 2:47pm 11/09/13 2:47pm

Top 10 Quotes from the Most Sexist Dating Commentary You'll Read All…

A dear friend (who happens to identify as both male and feminist) brought this to my attention today. The article, "Why Good Girls Have Become Unicorns" by modern prophet Preston Waters was posted on Elite, a blog that appoints itself as "The Voice of Generation-Y." This article was unfortunately not about how to do the… » 11/07/13 11:51am 11/07/13 11:51am

I didn't miss it. Actually, I commented on it both here and in my original post. Also, these weren't my friends. A drag queen, Manila Luzon, posted it. These comments were on that thread. All of these things are detailed in the article. This was a fascinating comment. » 10/15/13 3:25pm 10/15/13 3:25pm