Politics

The Queertastics will Cheer You Up!

The Dallas Cheerleaders they’re not, but the Queertastics are using radical cheerleading to spread their message of body acceptance and good times both in and out of the queer community. Danny Hayes spoke with Deacon and August in Austin TX (the Queertastics’ hometown!) at Gay Bi Gay Gay... Read more »

Desiring Poetry in the Afterlife: Goodbye Kamala Das

The late Kamala Das' poetic words of female sexuality and desire stirred the world. Read more »

Don’t Call Him an “Abortionist,” and Other Issues with Coverage of the Tiller Murder

Reducing Tiller’s work to the word “abortionist” just buys into the antichoice fanaticism that equates “abortion” with “murder.” Read more »

Hey Women Lawyers: Men Judges Think Your Outfits are Out of Order!

Last week, at a panel session during the Seventh Circuit Bar Association in Indianapolis, a couple of judges aired a grievance regarding women in the courtroom. Their complaint? ... Read more »

Who is Bula-Di?

Who knew a puppet could be so effective in spreading HIV awareness in India? Read more »

Women, Whiteness, and Indian Cricket

Women are making their entrance into cricket as players, team owners, and purveyors of sexism and White privilege? Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Claudette Colvin

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

Trippin' Out: Bristol Palin's less-than-successful campaigning

Bristol Palin went on several talk shows recently as a spokeswoman advocating against teen pregnancy, and reactions seem to be split between finding the whole thing deliciously ironic or... Read more »

Come What May: WTF, Is This Real?

I have watched this video (posted today on videogum) a few times now, and I still can’t quite figure out what’s going on: My best guess is that a student on the mock trial team at his... Read more »

Bollywood Barbie

Barbie was all over the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai this year. The doll celebrated its 50th Anniversary by sponsoring the event. At first I thought it was the company's obliviousness to irony that prompted the fashion show... Read more »

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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 »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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