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Feminist and Feminine: My Struggle with Performing Femininity

There is a concept, deep in the recesses of second-wave feminism, that to be a “good” feminist, one must eschew patriarchal beauty standards. I understand that, I understand the principle of rejecting beauty ideals set up for us by men (and women!) for profit and pleasure. It makes complete sense to me that we should […]

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7 Questions for a Witty Gentleman: Subject L

Tonight’s Witty Gentleman comes to us by way of Rosa, and you’re going to have lots of fun with him. Find out all his secret answers after the break.

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7 Questions for a Witty Gentleman: Subject C

Today’s witty gentleman hails from Australia, and he brings a certain Aussie flavor to our weekly column where we ask men the hard and/or ridiculous questions.

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7 Questions for a Witty Gentleman: Subject B

It’s that time of the week again, when one of our male readers answers seven questions for our entertainment.  If you’re a male reader or if you know a male who would provide us with clever answers, send him our way.  Subject B’s answers after the cut.

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The Summer I Was 17 (Or Any Other Year)

17 is an interesting age.  It is nestled between driving age and adulthood, a prime number that is written using the numbers 1 and 7.  You add 1 and 7 together you get 8.  If you take the number eight and lay it on its side, you have the symbol of infinity.  What does all […]

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1987 – The Year Music First Expressed My Love

Subtitle: The lyrical journey of a hormone-crazed 17 year old When I was offered the opportunity to submit something to do with the summer I was 17, only the topic of music would do as it defined me at the time. Coincidentally, it happened to be the first summer I found myself penning odes in […]

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Seventeen

I sat there drinking cheap, weak coffee in one of our many 24-hour diners, surrounded by the rest of the usual suspects. My car was outside with a flat tire, and I really didn’t care. I’d probably be here until it was light out anyway, that was just how it went on Friday and Saturday […]