Tag Archives: story telling

“Orange is the New Black” offers new opportunity to discuss trans* issues

TweetI can’t say that I love Netflix’s latest original series “Orange Is The New Black.” I haven’t finished watching the thirteen episode season, but find myself agreeing with the critiques laid out by Autostraddle and The Nation, specifically regarding uninspired stereotypes of women of color, the absence of sex lives for queer women of color, [...]
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why I’m not telling stories about rapes & me

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Emma Cohen. Emma is a sexuality educator & writer-artista. She is co-founder of the M blog. Her Internet is at yisraelatzviah.com. another perspective to hold amongst many Here’s a thing I learned from another survivor: people get off on this stuff. Not like, sexually necessarily. But like, (survivor) stories go to bed [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh-In: White working class masculinities

TweetJoseph Osmundson, a scientist and activist based in New York City, has penned an important and deeply personal piece for the Feminist Wire discussing the ways in which “working-class white men live their masculinities”. After sharing a story about trying out for the middle school basketball team in 7th grade and then crying when he saw [...]
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Cherry Bomb: Exploding The Virgin Voyage

Tweet A guest post from  Neelanjana Banerjee, Cherry Bomb Co-Editor and Laura Goode, Farah Goes Bang co-writer and producer, Cherry Bomb Co-Editor Conservative obsession with female virginity, along with the persistence of abstinence-only sex education, has created a climate of inauthenticity around the experience of sexual initiation. We have so many euphemisms for the experience–popping [...]
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Fight for equality by embracing the awkwardness this Thanksgiving

Tweet With Thanksgiving approaching, GLAAD is encouraging LGBTQ folks to talk openly about their lives and partners at the family dinner table–even if that makes Aunt Betty feel a little awkward. And us straight people can do our part by talking about why we support LGBTQ equality. A GLAAD study found that four out of [...]
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