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I'll have a blue Christmas without you (making my doctor's appointments for me)

Holiday gift shopping is tough. I mean, if commercials have taught us anything, it’s that women reeeally care about getting presents (especially pricey ones) and if you get a woman a gift she doesn’t like she’ll probably never speak to you again. What can I say? I guess we’re ridiculously materialistic and shallow. So materialistic and shallow, in fact, that we can...

Adventures in Feministory: Doria Shafiq

Doria Shafiq: Egyptian feminist, activist, author, poet... and probably someone you've never heard of. UNTIL NOW! Shafiq worked tirelessly before and after the Egyptian Revolution to secure equality for women in the context of an Islamic society; her strong feminist consciousness converged with her country's surge of nationalism to create radical change for Egyptian women in a short period of...

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: I Promise You Haven't Heard This One Before

Come, sit, let me tell you a story. It’s 100% original and has never ever been used before and doesn’t have any societal baggage attached to it. Also, I’m lying. But let me tell it to you anyway.

Once, not all that long ago, there was a dramatic story to be told! And that dramatic story needed a villain. And not just any villain, but a truly evil, twisted villain...

On the Map: A Glimpse of Life in Flux

Joseph Mathew Varghese is a photojournalist-cum-filmmaker whose clean visual aesthetic gives way to a somewhat distant and subdued cultural crossing in the richly intricate Bombay Summer. Varghese’s first narrative feature film, Bombay Summer follows in the footsteps of the director’s two previously released documentary films in presenting an intimate perspective of one of...

Screenshot: Sweet Dee Reynolds, Inadvertent Gender Liberator

Sweet Dee Reynolds is not the voice of the reason in a crowd; she’s the voice at the back of an angry mob agitating for more kerosene and a sharper pitchfork.

Bitch Popaganda: Douche's Not Dead Edition

It’s like The View, only we won’t call you a hooker.

Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Lend your ears as Briar, Jonanna, Danny, and Kelsey try to figure out what the heck is up with Tiger Woods, dissect Jenny Sanford’s decision to divorce Gov. Mark Sanford, and attempt to answer the $64,000 question: Is douchebag dead?

Listen right...

Sapphic Salon: Why Lady Gaga is important for gay women

When Lady Gaga first told a gay magazine she was bisexual at the end of 2008, she was still a rising star. "Just Dance" had just begun switching over from gay club anthem to mainstream radio hit, and sure, she could probably benefit from using her sexuality as a point of interest about her.

Since the original statement, she's been back and forth...

Notre Dame Hires Pro-Choice Catholic as New Football Coach

Word came yesterday: The University of Notre Dame has hired Brian Kelly away from the University of Cincinnati to be its new football coach. Kelly, a pro-choice Catholic with extraordinary coaching skill and success, takes the job just six months after the a strong segment of the Notre Dame community protested President Obama's commencement address at the premiere Catholic university,...

The Transcontinental Disability Choir: Pride & Prejudice & Ableism

There's only one good reason to add blatant ableism to not one but two Jane Austen monster mashups: Because you know that the audience will appreciate and enjoy it. I certainly wouldn't accuse either Grahame-Smith or Winters of vast cultural sensitivity, not least because of the horrific racism which runs rampant across the pages of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, so I think...

Screenshot: Bah humbug! Or, why holiday movies aren't really a gift to women

In made-for-TV Christmas movies, there’s a bizarre ethos that the best holiday is the one where a woman gives everyone the gift of walking all over her. Then – and only then – has she earned the right to have a merry Christmas. At long last, she loves Big Santa.

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