Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

Weekend Open Thread

Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like.

e.g. What have you been up to? What would you rather be up to? Continue reading

Posted in Life, Politics, Popular Culture, The Cultural Canon | Tagged | 273 Comments

A note on moderation

I’m out of the country for the next two weeks, so moderation may be slow / at odd hours. Please be patient! Continue reading

Posted in Admin, Blogging | Tagged | 11 Comments

Rape in Black Rock City

Feministe friend Clarisse Thorn has an excellent investigative piece up at the Yes Means Yes blog about rape at Burning Man. Go read. Continue reading

Posted in Sexual Assault | Tagged | 12 Comments

Generation Fight / Identity Fight

I’m glad to see queer youth getting some love / representation in this New York Times article. But like so many pieces on youth social justice movements, the article positions young LGBTQIA folks as “post-gay” and somehow at odds with older generations, which doesn’t actually seem to be true in the real world.

I’m glad to see that a diversity of sexual identities are being recognized. But I also worry about the intense focus on identity, and what that means for social justice movements. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Feminism, Gender, GLBTQ, Politics, Trans | Tagged , | 287 Comments