You know what? Being a dominant dude is not ZOMG HORRIBLE

I’ve read this post on BDSM and the ensuing discussion of it on Feministe, and I am crestfallen (“crestfallen” – I like that word. It is underused and underrepresented, like many good things in life). It’s not the issue affecting the BDSM community – not to mention people’s weird reactions to BDSM – that troubleContinue reading “You know what? Being a dominant dude is not ZOMG HORRIBLE”

Kids these days need to take their Alexander McQueen heels and get off my lawn: Camille Paglia on Lady Gaga

I’m honestly thankful for those moments wherein someone hails me and goes “Natalia! Camille Paglia’s written some bullshit again somewhere!” – because it keeps me blogging. Due to various professional and personal commitments, I don’t blog nearly as much as I used to. Sadpants, etc. Then, Camille Paglia writes a piece on which some editorContinue reading “Kids these days need to take their Alexander McQueen heels and get off my lawn: Camille Paglia on Lady Gaga”

Not “just sex.” Just life.

There is green grass growing outside my window in Kiev. There are new puppies in the street. This isn’t exactly an spring-themed post, but this is nagging me, therefore… A couple of people forwarded this post to me in the last few days, and I’ve been mulling it over. As I understand it, the gistContinue reading “Not “just sex.” Just life.”

Falling in and out of love while feminist

Jaclyn Friedman talking about fucking while feminist. Jill Filipovic talked about dating while feminist. I’m going to talk about falling in and out love while feminist. Of course, we’re all still talking about the same things, pretty much. I’m going to use the word “love,” and I am going to blame my mother. I draggedContinue reading “Falling in and out of love while feminist”

Tragedy uncovered by the Kyiv Post: men have a hard time finding toys… er, women they like in Ukraine! Yuliya Popova investigates this shocking trend

God bless the Kyiv Post. Here we are, waiting for the election exit polls to start rolling in, the weather is sunny, but cold, the dogs that Pan Chernovetskiy has allowed to run unchecked all over this great city are having a ball outside, and most normal people are in bed with a hangover. SoContinue reading “Tragedy uncovered by the Kyiv Post: men have a hard time finding toys… er, women they like in Ukraine! Yuliya Popova investigates this shocking trend”