The Gray Issue

Issue #60 | Fall 2013
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LAUGHING IT OFF: What Happens When Women Tell Rape Jokes?  |  by Katherine Leyton

HELEN THOMAS, OFF THE RECORD: A Few Opinions from the First Lady of the Press  |  by Mark Mondalek

GRAY MATTERS: How Rape in Pop Culture Became a Matter of Opinion  |  by Kate Harding

ROY G. BIZ: The Many Colors of Corporate Co-Option  |  by Nina Lizz-Schultz

COMMODITY BROKERS: The Sweet and Lowdown on the Phenomenon of “Sugar Dating”  |  by Jennifer Wadsworth

WHAT GREATER GIFT: Alice Walker’s Legacy Continues to Bloom  |  by Joshunda Sanders

BACK IN BLACK: Can Hollywood’s New Black List Change the Industry?  |  by Emily U. Hashimoto

MOBILIZING THE BASS: Women in Global Bass are Creating New Spaces in the Dance Floor  |  by Blanca Méndez


TRUSTING WOMEN: After Tiller Explores the Front Lines of Late-Term Abortion Providers  |  by Courtney Sheehan

SAFE WORDS: The History of Anti-Abuse Activism in BDSM  |  by Megan Lieff

A LOT TO ABSORB: The New, Gendered World of Adult-Incontinence Products  |  by Alece Kaplan


IDENTITY HEFT: A Q+A with Author Malinda Lo  |  by Victoria Law
Phone Freaks Keep on Creepin’ On  |  by Marinda Valenti
OUTLAW ON STAGE: Shawna Virago Unplugged  |  by Anderson Minshall
RING LEADER: Four Facts About Mick Foley  |  by Laura Berger
TANK GIRL: New Swimsuits Send the Wrong Message  |  by Brittany Bronson
BITCH IN: Code for America  |  by Sarah Mirk


ADVENTURES IN FEMINISTORY: Donna Haraway  |  by Kinoko


Fearless Collective by Manmeet Sahni
Cherdonna & Lou by Rhienne Renée Guedry
The Fat Nutritionist by Julie Smolinski
Melting Pot Massacre by Emilly Prado
Contradictionary by Nina Liss-Schultz
Interrupt Magazine by Marinda Valenti
Bluets by Genevieve Hudson
Towards Gender Inclusivity by Hannah Forman
Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted by Kelsey Wallace
Who Made Your Pants? by Margaret Howie


Mermaid in Chelsea Creek (Michelle Tea) by Tina Vasquez
No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood (Henriette Mantel, Ed.) by Joshunda Sanders
Becoming Sexual: A Critical Appraisal of the Sexualization of Girls (R. Danielle Egan) by Katie Presley
Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent (Kathryn J. Atwood, Ed.) by Maria Alexander
Haldol & Hyacinths (Melody Moezzi) by Fatemeh Fakhraie
Mirror, Mirror, Off the Wall (Kjerstin Gruys) by Crystal Erickson
The Fluency of Light (Aisha Sabatini Sloan) by Candace Opper
Cha-Ching! (Ali Liebegott) by Tina Vasquez
Breathless: An American Girl in Paris (Nancy K. Miller) by D.S. 
The Road Out: A Teacher’s Odyssey in Poor America (Deborah Hicks) by Gabriela Salvidea


Parts of Speech (Dessa) by Katie Presley
Personal Record (Eleanor Friedberger) by Alley Pezanosky-Browne
Starbound Beast (Huntress) by Laina Dawes
In Us We Trust (Beach) by Holly Daffurn
Twilight for Gladys Bentley (Shirlette Ammons) by Erin Sullivan 
Viene de Mi (La Yegros) by Blanca Méndez 
Mama Acoustic Recordings (Emily Wells) by Stephanie Nolasco
Lumen (Natalia Clavier) by Holly Daffurn
Suchness (We Are Loud Whispers) by Alley Pezanosky-Browne
The Garden (Shondes) by Matthue Roth


R/Evolve (Director: Billie Rain) by Elisheva Somerson
Forbidden Voices (Director: Barbara Miller) by Oktay Ege Kozak 
Sleeping with the Fishes (Director: Nicole Gomez Fisher) by Alissa Chadburn 
A Girl Like Her (Director: Ann Fessler) by Victoria Bekiempis 
Best Friends Forever (Director: Brea Grant) by Emily U. Hashimoto
Farah Goes Bang (Director: Meera Menon) by Emily U. Hashimoto
Turning (Director: Charles Atlas) by Rhienna Renée Guedry
Public Sex, Private Lives (Director: Simone Jude) by Maya Dusenbery 
The Girls in the Band (Director: Judy Chaikin) by Oktay Ege Kozak
How to Lose Your Virginity (Director: Therese Shechter) by Victoria Bekiempis

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