June 2009

Does What You Make Reflect Who You Are?

30 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, over the course of my Joss Whedon and Feminism series and in conversations with people about the fat hatred which seems to be so common to many Bryan Fuller shows. I think that the things people ...

Grumbling Basins

30 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

In gender equality news, Venice just got its first female gondolier, and the PTA got its first male national president! Is shipping electronic waste overseas for recycling socially responsible, or questionable? I think it’s pretty ...

Problems and Solutions

29 June, 2009 // 3 Comments

Last year, the French banned the headscarf, arguing that it conflicted with French values. Now, the French are proposing a ban on the burqa. Both of these bans are ostensibly supposed to promote women’s freedoms while protecting French values, ...

Gelatinous Hinges

29 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

Any personal messages you’d like delivered to the President? With all the fuss over the peccadilloes of male politicians, one might reasonably be inclined to ask: where are all the unfaithful female politicians? (And, more importantly, in my ...

Kings

28 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

Kings was the only thing I watched this week which was worthy of review (other than the first season of True Blood, which I will be discussing later). Talking about this show with Tristan the other day, we were both remarking that it’s a ...

Freaks Like Me

27 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

I recently decided to stop reading two websites I had previously greatly enjoyed, because their authors both decided to discuss, at length, how disgusting freaks like me are. How we look repulsive, and undoubtedly horrify and shame our parents. How ...

Wonderfalls

26 June, 2009 // 2 Comments

Have you seen Wonderfalls? Because if you haven’t, you definitely should. It’s another masterwork from the mind of Bryan Fuller, and it is excellent and dark and strange in a way which is different from Pushing Daisies, but also very ...

Rickety Lilacs

26 June, 2009 // 1 Comment

Queers for Economic justice has a story up on New York City’s attempt to commercialize the Stonewall Riots, and why that’s particularly offensive given the fact that the city just announced that it wouldn’t be funding shelters for ...

A Tuesday in 1978

25 June, 2009 // 1 Comment

California’s budget crisis appears to be attracting more and more attention as the state flounders. Our situation is apparently every bit as delicious and appealing for public consumption as the fate of the auto companies, despite the fact ...

Slow Jellies

25 June, 2009 // 0 Comments

Ears are evidently more important than we ever imagined. This is kind of neat: evidently evolution progresses at a faster rate in warm climates. In shocking news, most Americans want health reform. Man, and I thought this was just a story on House: ...
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