Culture

Bigger and better

Thanks to the wonderful Adele Nieves at A Book Without a Cover for sharing the news about the Adipositivity Project. The Adipositivity Project aims to promote size... Read more »

'Stache-tastic!

Let me preface this by saying, that I don't believe this phenomenon is revolutionary or even very subversive in terms of gender-bending. But it IS a trend I've noticed, and one I can't help but enjoy. Men have been donning this upper-lip facial hair for a long time, of course. It was a victorian... Read more »

"What does feminism, or sexism, mean in a vacuum?"

Another amazingly articulate, thoughtful, critical analysis of "feminism" by Jess Hoffmann... Here's a snippet, but please please go read the rest.   I see a lot of people who say they believe in "intersectionality" talk about it kind of like this: Since some women are people of color, and some... Read more »

I ♥ Sarah Waters

I felt very much out of the lezzie-loop yesterday when I found out that Sarah Waters' second novel, Affinity, has been made into a movie and was the opening night film at Frameline this summer. Now full disclosure: Sarah Waters is one of my celebrity crushes and I think I blew my cover on that fact... Read more »

Defenders of the semicolon unite!

Our beloved punctuation mark is under attack for being 'girly'... H/T to Broadsheet for linking to the Boston Globe article:   The credit probably belongs to Trevor Butterworth, who in 2005...wrote a 2,700-word essay on the semicolon in the Financial Times. Butterworth, who had worked in the... Read more »

Ad interventions

"Basically, I just want people to see what it would be like if plus-size models were represented similarly to slim models." -- Kristin Lou Herout.  Read more »

Mary Harris Jones must be turning in her grave

I've been debating whether I should post this for a few days, but I've decided I must.   Earlier this week, I went to the Mother Jones website to find an old article I wanted to post here. But my search was interrupted when I saw an ad for... Read more »

The Yanks are ruining yet another overseas comedy series

Kath and Kim are the clueless, flamboyant, and extremely tacky Australian mother and daughter on the show of the same name. The Aussie series—whose cocreators, Jane Turner and Gina... Read more »

On a lighter note...

Since I know lots of people who like this, I thought they might also like this... Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »