Culture

Sex-Based Abortion Legislation: WTF?

Faithful blog readers, I need your help understanding something. My “gender” Google news feed has been blowing up lately with... Read more »

Donald Trump: No douchebag trumps The Don

These pages have yet to honor King Douche, but of course it was only a matter of time. This week The Donald - speaking of anti-gay activist and Miss America contestant Carrie Prejean -... Read more »

For Realz?: Reluctantly Liking RHONY Alex

I have yet another reality TV confession for you -- out of all the Real Housewives of New York City, I think I like Alex McCord the best. The vaguely superior-acting social climbery one... Read more »

(Trans)Gender and (Gay)Marriage: All Kinds of Complicated

Well, well, well. Look who's joining the pomo party now that we're post-postmodernism. Why is the New York Times always so late to the game? Read more »

Selena Roberts, Part Two

This past week, sports-wise, we had a bit of a truth crisis. We had Manny Ramirez’s 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance—about which he had... Read more »

Timberlake Double Feature: Fake Boobs and Motherlovers

Former boy band-er and current Michael Jackson wannabe (hey, I love him, but he’s no King of Pop) Justin Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend. While funny, a few of these JT SNL (omg acronyms!) sketches are crying out for a bit... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Claudette Colvin

It’s time to remember Claudette Colvin’s “forgotten contribution.” Read more »

Doppelg

Coming onto the German hipster scene just one year ago, Missy Magazine looks at pop culture, fashion, art, sex, and music through a feminist lens. (Hmmm… sounds like a US-based feminist magazine I know. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.) Read more »

This Week in Jock Bitch...

Let's open up the ol' cyber-mailbag, shall we? This week, two Friends of Jock Bitch (FoJB? FoJobs? That sounds weird.) were kind enough to send in a couple of links to articles of interest. Read more »

Mother's Day, by the book

There are three books about black women and motherhood that rocked my world when I read them: Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood; I’m Every Woman: Remixed Stories of Marriage, Motherhood, and Work; and a novel, Jump at the Sun.  Lucky me, I also got to interview the authors,... Read more »

Pages

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »