Dear Roman Polanski, we have presents for you

Right through here. Seriously  – this entire Polanski thing has once again reminded me that I am in the wrong line of work. The news is an unnecessarily depressing business. I’d like to go back to my earlier childhood dream of being an orientologist in Australia. Or Brazil. Or Argentina. I’m pretty sure that notContinue reading “Dear Roman Polanski, we have presents for you”

So we should only feature rape as long as everyone is on the same page?

I realize that the title of this post is a rhetorical question. Do bear with me, though. I thought the Gender Across Borders series on ‘The Theater’s Rape Culture‘ was very interesting, but this part on “Spring Awakening” in particular had me scratching my head. I agree with Kyle that rape is too often usedContinue reading “So we should only feature rape as long as everyone is on the same page?”

Cardinal Sean Brady saw no evil. Right.

In an odd way, I feel bad for Cardinal Sean Brady & other members of the Irish Catholic clergy (such as the clueless Bishop Brennan – who hilariously chose to ask parishioners for cash in helping deal with abuse victim payouts by stating that ” ‘I did not cause the problem’ is not the responseContinue reading “Cardinal Sean Brady saw no evil. Right.”

“Fully sexually available to men”? Haven’t we been through this?

Yes, Virginia, we have. Still, this is kind of a special moment in the history of the feminist blogosphere: transphobia AND rape apologia, in one nifty little stocking stuffer of a post: sex-pos transwomen–if i were born male, like you were, i might be “sex-positive,” too.  you know:  exhibitionist, pro-porn, and squeeee!-fully sexually available toContinue reading ““Fully sexually available to men”? Haven’t we been through this?”

Bernard-Henri Lévy’s immortal genius

Let me show you it. I’m not going to talk about how rape apologia is a bad thing, because if that’s not clear to you by now, you 1) fail at life and 2) are hanging out on the wrong blog. I am, however, going to say this: McCarthyism? BHL, you compare the outrage overContinue reading “Bernard-Henri Lévy’s immortal genius”