Why Masculinity is a Feminist Issue

If you’re at all familiar with this blog or with me, you no doubt know that I am an avowed feminist.  And a feminist of a very particular sort.  For me, it is absolutely crucial that we address both the epistemological and material ways in which women are continuously disempowered and often outright oppressed in … Continue reading Why Masculinity is a Feminist Issue

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Review of “Dracula”: “The Blood is the Life”

As is usually the case when I start a new series (especially one I'm looking forward to), the first episode is something of a nail-biter.  Will it be good?  Will it live up to my lofty expectations?  Or will it be so profoundly disappointing that I spend the rest of the week pining over what … Continue reading Review of “Dracula”: “The Blood is the Life”

What’s Your Position?: The Politics of Top and Bottom in Gay Sex

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex.  Sex is about power.” —Oscar Wilde It has become something of a truism that sex is political.  Whether it be the Republicans attempting to assert control over women’s bodies or those same Republicans attempting to criminalize homosexual acts, the act of sex has become a fraught … Continue reading What’s Your Position?: The Politics of Top and Bottom in Gay Sex