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Perspectives

(Straight) Girls’ Night: Biphobia in Sex and the City

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 […]

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Op Ed

Cancer? That’s Hot.

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.

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Pop Culture

Bring Back Baker Street

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 […]

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Writing

The Subversive Act of Writing Fanfiction

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.

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Writing

Five Paragraphs

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.

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Politics

For Conservatives, Reproductive Rights are Wrong

For many, abortion access will now be legal in name only. Texas has just moved to defund Planned Parenthood.

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Education in America

IndoctriNation

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?

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Music

Enya, the Post-New Age Punk

It’s taken me nine years, but I’m ready to go public. Enya is a total BAMF.