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I Haven’t Done This Much Notetaking Since College: A Report From #SXSW

Hello from vivacious Austin! I’ve just wrapped up two days of panels and events and already I’ve seen some amazing things. Here are the two best events I’ve attended so far: Clay Shirky’s “Why Would We Think Social Media is Revolutionary?” was absolutely engrossing. Shirky explained that social media tools can act as leverage in [...]

Tiger Beatdown Goes to #SXSW

Next month I will be speaking at South By Southwest! I’ve been invited to lead a core conversation on Dealing With Internet Drama in the Feminist Discourse with the event’s creator, Rachel McCarthy James of Deeply Problematic. One of the perks of speaking at SXSW is a free badge for the Film and Interactive festivals. Here [...]

The War on Reproductive Rights: A Recap

Women should not wear a tube top if they would like justice for their rape. If they are raped, it had damn well be “forcible.” If you do get an abortion do not be from Virginia! Or Georgia! If you are from Georgia you will send his excellency Bobby Franklin your sanitary napkins (Not the real [...]

#DearJohn: Resources for the Digital Activist

A number of people have expressed an ardent desire to join #DearJohn but asked for assistance with Twitter and I promised yesterday that I would post some resources for them. Deanna Zandt has written an introductory guide to the #DearJohn campaign, with links to step by step walkthroughs to help you sign in for the [...]

TRAVELS WITH GARLAND: Mountain Home, Arkansas

Fun Fact: I spent a month or two in Arkansas when I was but a lisping lad of mincing cluelessness. I don’t want to talk about it! But I feel like I should do a full disclosure as to why this surprises me not a bit: The Twitter user it came from is claiming she [...]

Net Neutrality, Keith Olbermann, and the Limits of Schadenfreude

On Friday, Keith Olbermann signed off of his show Countdown with Keith Olbermann for the last time. He told a story about hearing he had lost his job at ESPN through his ear piece while on camera, referenced the 1976 film Network, and then thanked his audience. Fairly classy. Certainly not a simple Ben Affleck [...]

Hot Dude is Hot, Conflicted About It

“Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better,” he told the Sunday Times Style. “We’re trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. [...]

Grey Areas: Awkward Slow Dance Edition

Hey Garland. I am a student currently in high school and I was recently present when a friend of mine who is a part of that grand tradition known as the student council (read: dance committee) pitched the idea of a Sadie Hawkins dance. There was a little bit of an argument because it was [...]

Radical Masculinity, Sumptuary Gender, and The Unfriendly Queer

This still makes me really uncomfortable. 2010 was, I believe, the year when more people read what I wrote than ever before. It’s like I’ve activated a latent superpower, for all that it has changed the way that I live and work. I can’t lift cars or shoot seminal metaphors from my wrists, but I [...]

Grey Areas: Wholesome Holiday Sex Edition

I’ve been following your tumblr for a long time but I’m embarrassed to post this under my name. What’s the best advice you have for someone who has never actually HAD sex but kind of done everything but? I mean this in terms of I’m with a person now (I’m a girl, he’s a guy) [...]