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Monthly Archives: November 2010

BUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE “VAG” FINALE????

Dear Internet, It has come to my attention that you are watching Glee. That’s nice, Internet! I feel very happy for you, watching Glee, what with the singing and the dancing and OH GOD WHY. WHY WOULDN’T THEY CAST ME IN “BYE BYE BIRDIE” IN HIGH SCHOOL. IT’S THE COMPLETE LACK OF COORDINATION, ISN’T IT. [...]

OMG Glee: Bold Champion of GGGG Rights

Last week, Glee gave me a few minutes of happiness, a small, exquisite brain vacation. Kurt, dealing with homophobia from friends and bullies alike, snuck into a rival boy’s school to spy on their Boy’s Choir, The Warblers, and was serenaded by a possible love interest to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” The way it was [...]

The Day Privilege Denying Dude Crowdsourced Our Rage

ATTENTION, EVERYONE: YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE A MEME. THIS MEME INCORPORATES A PHOTO OF A MODEL. THIS MODEL: HE IS JUST A MODEL! HIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS PURCHASED ON ISTOCKPHOTO. AND HE’S A VERY GOOD MODEL, TOO! REGARDLESS, HE DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY OF THE STATEMENTS MADE IN THE MEME THAT INCORPORATES HIS PHOTO. OTHER [...]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION LINKS: The Children of Humanity Edition

There is no Sexist Beatdown today! Sorry! We have been working on various things TOO HARD to irresponsibly GChat for your entertainment! HOWEVER: Do you like robots? Because I sure do! And I wrote about them for you, at The Awl! ROBOTS: They are a matter of great feminist import, largely because people are always [...]

Blog Lockdown: Or, Why I Miss The Younger, More Arrogant Kanye West

Bush’s complaint was a perfect moment for Kanye: A chance to point out the hysteria with which people have often reacted to his statements. “Kanye West: I’m Occasionally Inappropriate, Still Not Worse Than Drowning Or Losing Your Home,” the headlines might have read. He would have had back-up. Matt Lauer, who interviewed Bush, pointed out [...]

Toward a Personal Theory of Comment Moderation

It seems like I learn a new lesson every week about Social Justice. These lessons are never new to anyone else, often they are things I’ve been hearing from other people without ever seeing how they apply to me. This is why personal wisdom is not a science. In science, a discovery only needs to [...]

SEXIST BEATDOWN: Our Nation’s Greatest Boehner Edition

So! It turns out there was an election recently! And this thing: I’m told it didn’t go so well. Like, “whoops, Boehner is in charge now” levels of not-so-well. Which, you know: Life is, among other things, a process of learning that It Can Get Worse. It’s Worse now. So there you go! Lesson learned! [...]

Grey Areas: Sad, Mopey Post Election Edition

Grey Areas took the week off last week, but we’re back! Back with more advice! I am a trans woman in a very conservative area. The only support system I really have is the local LGb(t?) support group that meets every so often. And, well, it’s certainly a better way to spend my Sundays than [...]

[BOEHNERS]: Or, All Is Revealed!

As some of you may (but most of you probably do not) know, I have gone back home to Ohio. What are my reasons? They are multiple! But, most crucially, they have to do with my dark plans to distract you all with blog posts as I ascend to heretofore-unimaginable heights of power. Flash back, [...]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Rally

I I was worried right away, when we arrived and finally settled in behind a large monitor, just inside the second section back from the stage. I was worried because what the monitor was showing were games and trivia about the cast of The Daily Show, and the likelihood that the afternoon might end up [...]