Sexual Fluidity Is So Hot Right Now

Along with hot pink and oversize handbags, women's magazines are pushing a new trend this season: lesbianism. At least, that is the impression given by this article in this month's O Magazine (featured also today... Read more »

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Erika Moen

You don’t have to look further than “Girl Fuck: An introduction to girl-on-girl lovin’ ” to see that Erika Moen is all about sex, and completely unafraid to talk about it. The 16-page zine is a starter course for... Read more »

A black Muslim, a priest, and an Episcopalian walk into a bar

*wait for it* …and they are all the same woman. Meet Ann Holmes Redding: Until recently, she was a womanist biblical scholar, an Episcopal priest with more than 20 years under her robe, the Director of Faith Formation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle—and a convert to Islam.... Read more »

Literature to lose your lunch by

Upon completion of Wetlands by Charlotte Roche, two major questions remain unanswered for me. First, what is it exactly about this book that made it the first German-language book to ever become the number-one Amazon.com bestseller, worldwide? And second: What in the name of Mary Wollestonecraft... Read more »

Rad Ladies Who Draw Comics: Annie Murphy

Annie Murphy is a Portland-based artist whose new comic is making waves in the self-publishing world. Murphy discovered the title of her historical/biographical/autobiographical comic "I Still Live" written on the tombstone of 19th-century spiritualist Achsa Sprague. At the age of 20, Sprague... Read more »

Jock Bitch: Because a Pun about Balls was too easy

Hi there, sports fans. My name is Jonanna Widner, and for the next couple months I'm going to be doing the guest-blogging about the nexus of sports and feminism. Said guest blog will fall under the name "Jock Bitch." To start, I thought I'd just sort of spell out my relationship to/with sports,... Read more »

Michelle Obama, Mom-in-Chief

“Sexism subjects women to many tyrannies, but intersectionality ensures that all women are not subjected to the same ones. That America recognizes Michelle Obama as the black mother of black children, that she is comfortable and able to make the personal decision to choose motherhood for a time, I... Read more »

Orgasm, Inc.

“Forty-three per cent of American women suffer from female sexual dysfunction. Or do they?” Is “female sexual dysfunction” a real disease? Or is it just a marketing ploy invented by Big Pharma in hopes of profiting from “female Viagra”? These are the questions documentary filmmaker Liz Canner... Read more »

Runway Robot Debuts Old Stereotypes

There’s a new brand of supermodel in town, and, good news for the fashion industry, hunger-fuelled temper tantrums aren’t part of her coding. It’s the HRP-4C fembot, who... Read more »

Booby Trap

Thank you, Lynn Harris, for saving me from writing the much longer post that's been percolating in my head. In an opinion piece published yesterday at NPR, "Bottle or Breast: Which Is Best," Harris takes precise aim at the latest volleys in the (mostly manufactured) Mommy Wars: Feeding the Baby... Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »