Monthly Archives: December 2012

Merry Christmas from the Pope! Oh, not you, gay people.

TweetI’d like to be scratched of Pope Benedict’s Christmas list, please. I don’t really want to be included in his Christmas wishes if he’s going to use them to degrade and insult LGBT people. Which is exactly what he did this year! Merry Christmas, everyone, except not really because some of you are manipulating nature [...]
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Australian troops to march in Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in uniform

TweetThe Sydney Mardi Gras is one of the biggest LGBTQI pride events in the world. It’s been around since 1978, when it sprung up in reaction to the Stonewall Riots in New York City. Now, it’s a Sydney institution, and one of my favourite things about my fair city. Next year is the 35th anniversary, [...]
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We should be talking about masculinity and violence after the Sandy Hook shooting and every day

TweetLet’s talk about violence and masculinity. In a post earlier this week, Amy argued that since women are sometimes perpetrators, focusing on masculinity can only take us so far in understanding violence, gun violence, and mass shootings in particular. But, in my opinion, a deeper analysis of masculinity would take us farther than basically anything [...]
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Sojourner Truth: “A woman in control of her image”

Tweet Holiday movie-viewing season probably means that you undoubtedly will catch one of the most talked about films of the year, Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” I saw the movie a few weeks back and it’s pretty grand. Yet, I had a healthy amount of skepticism going in, because it is a Spielberg jawn, which would mean there [...]
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What We Missed

TweetThe end of the recorded Mayan calendar is upon us! The Scientific American wonders what’s up with our obsession with the end and dystopia. Charlotte Allen blames the Sandy Hook massacre on a lack of men at the school. Yes, really. Katie on Donald Trump suing someone for the grand crime of shittalking, Donald Trump. [...]
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