And speaking of bisexuality

A column from the Sydney Morning Herald (the original link doesn’t work, and the SMH website was not helpful) about “freelance lesbianism,” which all the cool kids are doing these days: I have checked out the stats and it seems…

You all know I’m bisexual, right?

(Sorry about the confusion; this initially posted under the wrong name and wonky in several other ways.) Brownfemipower recently came out as bisexual; feel free to run over and wish her luck. (I can’t link to the thread from here,…

Fine.

Here’s your BSG thread. (spoiler) I can’t believe they killed Ellen! I hope she doesn’t stay dead, although this show doesn’t tend to do resurrection unless you’re an evil robot. I like the idea of murdering collaborators in the next-episode…

Hi There.

I feel a little bit like the plate-spinning guy who followed the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, but here goes. I, Vanessa, a.k.a. Plucky Punk, have been asked by Zuzu to guest blog for her during her untimely absence. Woo hoo!…

To Be Naked in Love or in Sleep

And then it went down into the earth and didn’t know anything because there everything was dark, it didn’t know it was no longer a foot or if they buried it so it could fly or so it could be…

Breaking up is hard to do

Hi everyone! Greetings from one of your guest bloggers. I’m really excited to be contributing at Feministe, although I do wish it was under slightly more cheerful circumstances. The short synopsis view of me: my background is primarily in bioethics (my name can be found on the President’s Council on Bioethics’s website if you look hard enough), and I’m currently a third year law student, which might help explain why my first guest post here is about divorce.

I’ve been following two very different stories in the news about marital discord: country singer Sara Evans’s recently filed divorce* and the race for Congress in the 10th district in Pennsylvania, where incumbent Don Sherwood (R-PA) has been dealing with the fallout from news of an affair with a twenty-nine-year-old staffer and the allegations that he choked her. Sherwood’s opponent has been harping on the affair in debates and campaign ads. Normally, celebrity divorces and allegations of sexual misconduct by politicians are not exactly news. But I’m writing about these two instances because there’s something kind of strange about each. First is Evans’s husband’s allegations that the singer’s “interest in her “marital roles and responsibilities” declined and she “neglected” their three children after she began appearing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”” Second is the letter Sherwood’s wife sent out to Republican voters talking about the affair.