The Body Electric-Tattoo Part II: Big Beautiful

Not "Inked": one stunning tattoo story. Read more »

The Body Electric: Tattoo Magazines and the Big Dumb

That's my arm. I thought it only fair, if discussing the representation of tattoos, to be up front about my own. This one, taken directly from a life science textbook, falls in line with most of the work I've had done: science-y and metaphorical: half-directive, half-reminder.  I like getting... Read more »

The Body Electric: Whole Foods Tells Me What I Need

What does good health have to do with $$$? Whole Foods knows! Read more »

The Body Electric: Man Pad

  Is the Tampax campaign transphobic, sexist, subversive, or--somehow--all of the above? Read more »

The Body Electric: Are They God?

According to the Associated Press, Caster Semenya's father recently asked--regarding the people insinuating that his daughter is not a woman--"Are they God?" The eighteen-year-old South African world champion track star, who first drew attention because of her "masculine" appearance, has been the... Read more »

Hateraid: People of WalMart Edition

One swift glance at the People of WalMart blog and I’ve got all the fodder I need to write this post. It’s almost too easy to critique it. This site is an example of what happens when people fail to have class consciousness, folks. Read more »

Of Queers and Cowboys

Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America is a wake up call for the queer rights movement. Y’all... Read more »

The Deal With Disability: "For god's sake, treat adults like adults"

  Last month, a 26-year-old woman known only on her site as Eva began posting video blogs about the way people treat her. Her reactions are displayed in the writing that accompanies the videos, there is barely any dialogue to the videos and rarely is Eva herself shown in them. Eva has Cerebral... Read more »

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for (Gay Marriage) Ice Cream!

As if gay marriage weren’t sweet enough already, Ben & Jerry’s and Freedom to Marry have teamed up to present us with... Read more »

Beaker Bitch-Snip It Good: U.S. Mulls Making Circumcisions Routine

This isn't a post about feminism specifically, but it is about an item some feminists hold near and dear: penises. The U.S. government's Center for Disease Control (CDC) is considering promoting routine circumcision of all American males. They hope cutting off men's foreskins will also cut their... Read more »


"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »