The Hot & Bothered Issue

Issue #33 | Fall 2006
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FEMALE BONDING: The Strange History of Wonder Woman | KL Pereira

HOOKING UP: The Upwardly Mobile New Face of the World’s Oldest Profession | Melissa Febos

CARNAL KNOWLEDGE: Talking Labor with Sex Work Magazine $pread | Debbie Rasmussen

KICKING AND SHRUGGING: Why Do We Resist Self-Defense? | Anastasia Higginbotham

SEEING RED: Twelve (or so) Angry Women on Film | Rachel Fudge & Andi Zeisler

FILM THREAT: This Film Is Not Yet Rated Director Kirby Dick on Sex, Spies, and Videotape | Juliana Tringali

READING IS FUNDAMENTAL: Eight Books that Taught Us Something About Sex | Kimberly Chun, Rachel Fudge, Ayun Halliday, Bee Lavender, Debbie Rasmussen, Joshunda Sanders, Juliana Tringali, and Andi Zeisler

TRULY OUTRAGEOUS: Toward a Defense of Jem and the Holograms | Lizzie Ehrenhalt


“SHIKSA”: From Insult to Irreverence | Christine Benvenuto

BAD MEDICINE: Big Pharma’s Female Trouble | Heather Hartley

TREE SO HORNY: Can Sex Sell Environmentalism? | Rebecca Onion


Memo to: The New York Times In Re: Sunday Styles by Andi Zeisler
Hell-Bent for Trademark by Barbara Raab
Meat Beat Manifesto by Rachel Fudge
My Body, My… Gardenburger? by Erica Wetter
Anchors Away by Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Honey, We’re Shaming the Kids by Heather Boerner
Hello, Dolly by Celina De Léon
Sex or the Sexism by Erin Martin
News Flash: George Clooney Robs Rape-Crisis Centers! by Jennifer L. Pozner
Bloodless Coup by Jennifer Loviglio
Dial D for Diversity by Kerri Kanelos
THE FAST and the Furious by Meghan Krausch


Action Packs by Andi Zeisler
Chloe O’Brian by Rachel Fudge
Cute Overload by Beth Bernstein
East Broad by Lollwa Khazzoom
Getting Nowhere Faster by Kyla Wagener
Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love by Michelle Humphrey
House by Andi Zeisler
Lee Miller by Rosanna Koster
Leslie and the LYs by Juliana Tringali
Lisa Congdon by Rachel Fudge
Mache by Beth Bernstein
The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright by Beth Bernstein
She Draws Comics!: 100 Years of America’s Women Cartoonists by Meisha Rosenberg
Short Pants Press by Andi Zeisler
The Small Object by Whitney Moss



James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon (Julie Phillips) by Anastasia Masurat
Half/Life: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes (Laurel Snyder, Ed.) by Wendy Somerson
The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes From Double-Duth to Hip-Hop (Kyra D. Gaunt) by Joshunda Sanders
Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey Into Manhood and Back Again (Norah Vincent) by Mattilda, A.K.A. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
Get to Work: A Manifesto for Women of the World (Linda R. Hirshman) by Rachel Fudge
Before the Mortgage: Real Stories of Brazen Loves, Broken Leases, and the Perplexing Pursuit of Adulthood (Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton, Eds.) by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
All Made Up: A Girl’s Guide to Seeing Through Celebrity Hype… and Celebrating Real Beauty (Audrey D. Brashich) by B. Helen Carnhoops
My Life in France (Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme) by Kathleen Collins
Ms. Films DIY Guide to Film & Video, 3rd Edition (Niku Arbabi, Ed.) by Anna Breshears
I Love Led Zeppelin: Panty-Dropping Comics (Ellen Forney) by Rachel Fudge


Let’s Get Out of This Country (Camera Obscura) by Anna Breshears
Black Cadillac (Rosanne Cash) by Julie Craig
La Cantina (Lila Downs) by Julie Craig
II (Espers) by Anna Breshears
The Transit Rider (Faun Fables) by Anna Breshears
The Warning (Hot Chip) by Connie Hwong
Sinner (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts) by C.A.B. Fredericks
All the Roadrunning (Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris) by Jim Burlingame
Desert Doughnuts (Metallic Falcons) by Andrea Bussell
Puzzles Like You (Mojave) by Andrea Bussell
Impeach My Bush (Peaches) by Connie Hwong
Genki Shock! (Shonen Knife) by C.A.B. Fredericks
Velocipedomania (Show Me the Pink) by C.A.B. Fredericks
Free to Stay (Smoosh) by Juliana Tringali
Under the Covers Vol. 1 (Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) by Andi Zeisler
Forms of the Truth (Beth Waters) by Julie Craig

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