‘Tis the Season! For Me to Snark about Christmas Music

The near constant stream of holiday music EVERYWHERE has reached its apex. And that means that I’ve gone from being able to tune it out (at the grocery store, mall, dentist’s office, bar – even bars play Christmas music on a loop) and have now begun hearing EVERY. SINGLE. LYRIC.

And some of those lyrics are very, very weird. Read More ‘Tis the Season! For Me to Snark about Christmas Music

My Favorite Kinda Messed-Up Christmas Songs

Christmas music comes in many different forms. Some people love the hymns and traditional carols they grew up with, while others prefer more recent pop hits. Being one who can never takes such things too seriously, I tend to have a soft spot for Christmas songs that are, well, a little different.  Read More My Favorite Kinda Messed-Up Christmas Songs

Listening While Feminist: In Defense of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Editor’s note: Please enjoy this featured post from our archives. 

I’m a pretty voracious consumer and critic of American popular culture. I’m one of those 3rd wavers who believes that the deconstruction of all aspects of pop culture is an important aspect of feminism or any sort of progressive movement. Read More Listening While Feminist: In Defense of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Finding Rape Culture in Surprising Places: Holiday Edition?

Discussing and understanding rape culture is relatively new to me; it’s mostly in just the last few years, and largely thanks to my bloggy feminist comrades, that I’ve come to realize that societal norms contribute to the romanticization or normalization of rape. This new awareness has led me to spot evidence of rape culture in places I don’t expect (including, sometimes, even feminist blogs! Ahem). Read More Finding Rape Culture in Surprising Places: Holiday Edition?