I wasn’t expecting to feel so vulnerable that night. The five of us were enjoying a “girls’ night”: on this occasion, a pajama-clad Sex and the City marathon. Though I find this show extremely problematic in terms of gender and racial representation–and especially in the equation of consumerism with feminist empowerment–I didn’t feel especially targeted until I watched the episode “Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl…” that evening. Read More (Straight) Girls’ Night: Biphobia in Sex and the City
I like it on the desk. I like it on the backseat. I like it on the middle of the floor. Guess what? I like it when breast cancer awareness campaigns focus on women instead of sexual innuendo. Read More Cancer? That’s Hot.
2012 is a harbinger of so many things– part one of The Hobbit, the beginning of my graduate school education (hopefully), Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and, of course, the end of the world. I could do without that last bit, but if it has to happen it damn well better be after I watch the second season of the BBC’s Sherlock.
Do you remember that time that your friend told you to watch something and you were all like, meh, and then you watched it and all you could say for the next five minutes was nnnghh? Well, replace “friend” with “someone’s tumblr” and you’ll get both an approximate image of my reaction to this fine piece of filmmaking and a peek into my lack of anything resembling a social life! Read More Bring Back Baker Street
I’d wager that a lot of us were fans before we had even heard of such a thing. You might have been one, too. I wouldn’t be surprised. Read More The Subversive Act of Writing Fanfiction
I always capitalize Writer’s Block. It’s just out of respect. You would think that the master craftsmen of the literary vernacular could have come up with something more suitable. Writer’s Block doesn’t even begin to cover it. Read More Five Paragraphs
For many, abortion access will now be legal in name only. Texas has just moved to defund Planned Parenthood. Read More For Conservatives, Reproductive Rights are Wrong
Thanks to legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown, public schools in California are now required to include the roles LGBT individuals have played in U.S. history. While this is groundbreaking legislation, are laws like these addressing the problem, or merely the symptom? Read More IndoctriNation
It’s taken me nine years, but I’m ready to go public. Enya is a total BAMF. Read More Enya, the Post-New Age Punk