Baby, It’s Rape-y in Here

When my plane finally took off on my way home last week, a blizzard nipping at the heels of our jet, I felt like the weight of the world was lifting off of my shoulders. That marathon of paper writing and packing was sinking down to earth like a mere wisp of a memory, and…

Tips for Single Ladies

The holiday season is approaching. You ladies with boyfriends are going to have a great time. But for us single gals, Christmas only highlights how miserable and incomplete we are without boyfriends. I know, it’s so hard! Try not to kill yourself on New Year’s Eve when you have no one to kiss. I hope…

abortion “compromise” in senate healthcare bill

From WaPo: Under the new abortion provisions, states can opt out of allowing plans to cover abortion in the insurance exchanges the bill would set up. The exchanges are designed to serve individuals who lack coverage through their jobs, with most receiving federal subsidies to buy insurance. Enrollees in plans that cover abortion procedures would…

The Snooki Punch

So, have y’all been watching Jersey Shore? I have. Full disclosure: I LOVE IT. Really. These people are crazy but actually kind of loveable (except for some of them). Anyway, I’m not just blogging about how much I’ve been enjoying this show. I finally got around to watching last night’s episode. Some of you might…

how pedophilia lost its cool

I have a paper due yesterday, and so I’ve been busying myself not writing it.  I think professors can get too haughty, having every one of their students turning in things when they demand.  I like to help keep a check on that. NYTimes has a great blog called Idea of the Day.  Really, it’s…

Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts (yep, that one) died yesterday at the age of 91, proving that only the good die young. Queerty has the. best. video. i have heard in years.  I take pleasure in the simple things in life – a good whiskey, a crossword, and evangelicals talking about sex (even better if it’s queer sex). …

Don’t Knockers My Dockers!

When I first saw this I was so mad I was basically foaming at the mouth. Though I understand that advertisements lie at the root of all gender-stereotyping evils, this campaign doesn’t even pretend to be subtle. To anyone who might think that we are in a post-feminist society, that feminist ideals are now superfluous…

One step forward, twenty thousand steps back

Houston has become the largest US city to elect an openly gay mayor.  Congrats to Annise Parker and the City. The celebration for the new mayor has been so flamboyant (see what I did there?) that you may have missed all the news about a new-ish Ugandan bill that makes homosexuality a crime punishable by…

Rachel Maddow Just Said ‘Dude’

Since recently subscribing to Queerty on my google reader, I’m suddenly very up-to-date on all of the queer goings-on in the world, and, let me tell you, it’s depressing as all hell. Maybe it’s just recently, but the marriage defeat in New York, the homo-killing bill in Uganda, and the constant onslaught of gay-bashing that…