On Our Radar: Gabby Douglas, How Not to Write About Women, and Some Spoken Word For Your Weekend!

Have you been keeping up with the Olympics? If you have, then this has surely been an exciting week. Other things have been exciting too though. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching. Smile, it makes you seem less threatening. ... Read more »

On Our Radar: The Olympics, the Olympics, and... Did I Say the Olympics?

This has been a week, and now it’s Friday, so turn on your television and let’s get these Summer Games crackin’! Did you hear? The Olympics start today! Oh, and Caster Semenya ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Intersections of Race and Feminism, Body Image, and the next Beyonc

This has been another week! Here’s what we’ve been reading. s.e. smith weighs in on the tragic shooting in Colorado this morning, asking why we blame “crazy”... Read more »

On Our Radar: High-Powered Lesbians, Amy Poehler's New Advice Show, and Lots o' Lady Punks

Riled up yet? Here are more things that might make you angry, but also some things that should make you excited! Take this as your cue to go out and get some sun this weekend. I think we all need it. Daniel Tosh may have taken the cake for being the scum of the week,... Read more »

On Our Radar: Coming Out, "Booty Pop," and Trans Women in Media!

Well, this has been an exciting week! As you’ve probably heard, Andersoon Cooper came out earlier this week. Super exciting to hear, but here’s why when straight... Read more »

Kamasutra and the Indian Feminists

Talking sex—especially about the Kamasutra—is progressive, but discussions of the political economy of the text don’t get the same pedestal. How can I claim and embrace queer liberation (as much as I may want to), when it silences someone else? Read more »

On Our Radar: Breaking Down the "Model Minority," Things That Shouldn't Be Joked About, and Magic Mike!

Here’s what we’ve been thinking about this week that isn’t the TomKat divorce announcement. A fourth edition of Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands/La Frontera is to be... Read more »

On Our Radar: Vaginas, Intentionality, and So Many Queer and Feminist Events!

This has been a week! Here’s what we’ve been thinking about. After the giant mess around Rep. Lisa Brown’s oh so horrifying use of the word “vagina” (GOD FORBID!),... Read more »

On Our Radar: Yellowface, Transfeminism(s), and Some Rage to Share

Well, this has been a week. Are you outraged yet? Can you smell the transphobia in the air? Developments in the CeCe McDonald case state that she is to be housed in a... Read more »