My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

“I’m just not used to wearing pants!”

So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was struggling to get over my high-heeled boots. Because other than workout clothes, pj’s and costumes, I haven’t worn pants in over a year. Read More My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

[Original publication date: Jan. 2, 2014]

Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do. 

A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit. Read More Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

This Week in Misogyny is in Love with Gamora

This week y’all get a couple special sections, because dear lord was there a lot of religious (and atheist) misogyny this week, but to make up for it there’s also some vintage misandry and other cool books. Plus, the most delightful video about dick pics ever! Other than that, it’s business as usual, by which I mean the usual assortment of assholes and fuckery. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is in Love with Gamora

This Week in Misogyny: The Rest of the News Was Pretty Horrible, Too

Y’all, it has been quite the week. We actually have a little bit of good news, but the rest is pretty bleak. Of course, the killings in Santa Barbara dominated the news (meriting a separate post), but here’s everything else that you might have missed. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: The Rest of the News Was Pretty Horrible, Too

Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

Q: My boyfriend and I just moved in together, and although we agreed on splitting the chores, I’m doing most of the cleaning. My boyfriend says it’s because men just don’t see dirt and messes like women do. 

A: Oh, sweetie, your boyfriend’s full of shit. Read More Ask UfYH: Don’t Give Me This Whole “Men Don’t See the Mess” Bullshit

Life In Transition

“Not All Those Who Wander are Lost “– J.R.R. Tolkien

[Trigger warning for discussion of bullying and discussion of suicide.] This quote has always struck a chord with me. My life has taken an interesting turn in the last six months. I have begun a journey that has been eating at me for all 30 years of my existence, a journey that has beckoned my name a few times but one I was unwilling to go on until now. Read More Life In Transition

The Women of NBC’s Hannibal

NBC recently debuted a new series called Hannibal, based on the character of Thomas Harris’s novels. The series seems to take place even before the first novel, Red Dragon, but features many characters who are part of that storyline. Two of these characters were men on the page, but are women on the TV show.

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Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: My husband is sad!

Hey there, what do you do if your husband gets a pay cut and is sad about it? Make sure he knows that as long as he is manly manly man man manly taking care of you in a manly way, nothing else matters! This is taken from Dr. Laura’s YouTube channel. Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: My husband is sad!