On intersectionality and toxic body culture…AND…detrimental assumptions.

Alright kiddos, this article right here is a must read. No really. It is. Trust me. In a guest post for Feministing, Sayantani DasGupta touches on some pretty key issues that arise for women who work to promote intersectionality while simultaneously discussing the detrimental effects of body through the broader social lens of race, class, gender, and sexuality….

Standing with Planned Parenthood…

snacking with Planned Parenthood, riding a bus with Planned Parenthood…all these are things you can do! Maybe you went to the fantastic rally a couple weeks back in NY, maybe you didn’t–there’s another one coming up in DC and they’re offering (a limited number of) seats on a bus to DC. You have to get…

Folkstreams!

McSweeney’s recommends it, and so must I. Folkstreams is a website with free streaming documentaries about all kinds of “American Roots Cultures.” It’s a national preserve! You can search for something, browse by subject, or browse by region. So for instance, I tried browsing under “Narrative & Verbal Arts” and found an eighteen-minute long documentary…

A Standing Ovation for BioWare!

There’s this game, Dragon Age II, and I don’t know much about it. But apparently, it’s a bisexual free-for-all. At least, that’s the impression you get from this angry comment in their forums: To summarize, in the case of Dragon Age 2, BioWare neglected their main demographic: The Straight Male Gamer. I don’t think many…

Oh, for god’s sake.

A whole blah blah stupid Chris Brown thing ugh and just read the videogum article because I’m too mad.

HollabackNYC is looking for bad ass young leaders!

Hollaback is an organization that works to combat street harassment through the use of technology and through creating a forum for women and LGBTQ individuals to share their stories and experiences with street harassment. Currently, HollabackNYC is preparing to pass on the leadership of its awesome and important project to a group of creative and committed youth…

Why Eating Can Make Me Depressed

I consider myself a conscientious eater. I have made peace with my food issues, questioned the food fads put up in the media, and tried to separate eating from body image and make both of those more positive. Yet I still get caught up on one particular eating paradigm: sustainable eating. This (admittedly very long)…

“Cherish your solitude.  Take trains by yourself to places you have never been.  Sleep alone under the stars.  Learn how to drive a stick shift.  Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back.  Say no whenever you don’t want to do something.  Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if…

A different kind of regretsy

Did you guys hear about the new Etsy business? They made an exciting new option that makes anyone able to find you by your real name (not just your username) and find a list of stuff you’ve bought from Etsy. And they went ahead and opted us all in to it! Here’s an example of…

Vegan for Lent?

Maybe you’re thinking about going vegan for Lent. That’s a thing, I guess. But also, this is helpful for any of you (me) who are always going on and on, maybe I should try being a vegan, I should cut down on dairy, blah blah, carbon footprint, etc. So try it out? These recipes look…