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

Reading Beyond the Canon

Over at xoJane this week, author K.T. Bradford posted about her efforts to read only works written by women or people of color or LGBTQ authors and challenged her readers to take up a similar goal for year. As this is the internet, it was not terribly surprising that the comment section of the post was filled with scathing rebuttals to Bradford’s suggestion ranging from the relatively mild, “eh, I don’t get the point” to the kneejerk claims of reverse racism.  Read More Reading Beyond the Canon

Dispatches from Ladyblogland

We’re falling for Dispatches this week.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

I put these links together before the Hobby Lobby decision, and I’m sure much will be written about it this week. We’ll start off with Ginsburg’s dissent and then move on to the ladyblogland that was before SCOTUS made us all cry tears of rage.

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When “Not Interested” Isn’t Enough

Last September, XOJane published an article titled “Stop Saying ‘I Have a Boyfriend’ To Deflect Unwanted Attention” that’s been making the rounds again this week.
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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

Live through this week and you’ll get some extra special ladyblogland finds.

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