The Blood & Guts Issue

Issue #68 | Fall 2015
$8.95 print | $4.00 digital


THERE WILL BE BLOOD: The Precarious Politics of Representing Abortion Onscreen | Gretchen Sisson

BULLETPROOF: Artist Nao Bustamante Bridges Past and Present in Soldadera | Kjerstin Johnson 

FLESH & TWINE: A New Storytelling Platform Explores Gender Horror with Each Click | Carli Velocci

DRAWN FROM LIFE: Phoebe Gloeckner’s Diary of a Teenage Girl Hits the Big Screen | Marisa Crawford

CRITICAL CONDITIONS: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefiled | Kari Mugo

STOLEN STORIES: Two New Books Remap the Narratives of Missing and Murdered Women in Mexico | Christin Sandberg

DIRECTOR’S CUTS: A New Wave of Body-Horror Films Focuses on Women | Tammy Oler

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS: An Interview with Living Legend Buffy Sainte-Marie | Stephanie Wong Ken


INSULT TO INJURY: Who’s Left out of the Picture When We Talk About Traumatic Brain Injury? | Sarah Kishpaugh

FIELD NOTES: Journalist Kimberly Adams Talks Gender, Race, and Reporting from Abroad | Nicole Hamer

PERIOD PIECES: A Century of Menstrual-Product Advertising | Brianna Gardner




Hush Hush, Shia Shia: A Beef with the Labeouf by Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino
Net Worth: Why Women’s Soccer Deserves a Better Broadcast Deal by Stephanie Yang
Screen Queen: FKA Twigs Is a Pop Music Gamechanger by Vanessa Willoughby
American Woman-Child: Troubling a New Trope by Sarah Sahim
Code Red: A New Game Fights Stigma One Tampon at a Time by Sydd Cox
Bitch In: Buried Seedz of Resistance by Xatherin Gonzalez


Step Aside Pop: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Sarah Mirk
Hey Yun by Amy Lam
Therese and Isabelle by Brianna Kovan
Dark Matter by Xatherin Gonzalez
Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself by Elizabeth King
Thinx by Katie Klabusich
+One by Kjerstin Johnson
Secret Loves of Geek Girls by Manmeet Sahni
Khabar Lahariya by Manmeet Sahni
Note to Self by Sarah Mirk



Thinking Kink: The Collision of BDSM, Feminism and Popular Culture (Catherine Scott) by Jessica Wakeman
The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (Tamara Winfrey Harris) by Wendy Elisheva Somerson
Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People (Nadia Bolz Weber) by Katie Klabusich
The Age of Scientific Sexism: How Evolutionary Psychology Promotes Gender Profiling and Fans the Battle of the Sexes (Mari Ruti) by Anna Hamilton
Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (Premilla Nadasen) by Deesha Philyaw
The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship (Marilyn Yalom with Theresa Donovan Brown) by Katie Presley
Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen (Deborah A. Harris and Patti Giuffre) by Dana Sayre
She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World (Michael Elsohn Ross) by Stephanie Gilmore
The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic (Jessica Hopper) by Samantha Claire Updegrave
This Is What a Feminist Slut Looks Like: Perspectives on the SlutWalk Movement (Alyssa Teekah, Ericka Jane Scholz, May Friedman, and Andrea O’Reilly, eds.) by Andrea Plaid
I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of their Time (Laura Vanderkam) by Heather Seggel


Tangerine (Director: Sean S. Baker) by Fariha Roison
Of Girls and Horses (Director: Monika Treat) by JP Poole
Old South (Director: Danielle Beverly) by Leigh Kolb
Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism (Director: Feriel Ben Mahmoud) by Fariha Roison
GTFO (Director: Shannon Sun Higginson) by Samantha Maldonado
That Gal…Who Was in that Thing: That Guy 2 (Director: Ian Roumain) by Amy Lam
The Royal Road (Director: Jenni Olson) by Rhienna Renee Guedry
Black Girl in Suburbia (Director: Melissa Lowery) by Evette Dionne


Subculture (The Selecter) by Alyxandra Vesey
Gold and Stone (Eternal Summers) by Claire Ashton
Ask the Deep (Soley) by Jess Kibler
A Thoughtaverse Unmarred (Georgia Ann Muldrow) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Total Cultura (Malportado Kids) by Emilly Prado
Why Choose (Shopping) by Stephanie Nolasco
An Army Without Music (Granville Automatic) by Claire Ashton
Jessie Jones (Jessie Jones) by Jordannah Elizabeth
Wild Nights (PINS) by Emilly Prado
Valley Low (Black Betty) by Stephanie Nolasco


Featuring multimedia art with embroidery, by Ana Teresa Barboza


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