Crimson Tide: The Centering of Female Experience Around Menstruation

Crimson tide. Aunt Flo. Period. Checking into the red roof inn. Bleeding. On the rag. Time of the month. Red wings. The curse. Monthlies. Ah, menstruation. Nothing is a larger part of the female experience, right? All women share the commonality of bleeding from their vaginas for several days each month, right? Much of the […]

It’s All Greek To Me

I recently started watching Greek, a show about fraternities and sororities which airs on ABC Family. It takes place at the fictional Cyprus-Rhodes University, revolving around the lives of characters in several fraternities and sororities. I’m not really sure why I’m so drawn to the show, but I find myself oddly mesmerized, even as I […]

What’s So Funny About Abstinence and Virginity?

As I’ve been watching Glee and devouring Greek for reasons which still remain obscure to me, I’ve been struck by the characterization in both shows of people who choose abstinence and belong to organizations which promote abstinence. I can’t help but note that, in the world of television, being abstinent is viewed as laughable and […]

Bones: Harbingers in a Fountain

Mr. Bell spent most of this episode scrunched uncomfortably on the floor and starting resolutely and woefully in the exact opposite direction of the monitor, with an expression on his face like someone had just peed in his Cheerios. Frankly, I can’t blame him. At times, I wanted to do the same thing. I’m hoping […]

En Memoire

Mon cueur dormant en nonchaloir, Reveilliez vous joyeusement, Je vous fais nouvelles savoir, Qui vous doit plaire grandement; Il est vray que presentement Une Dame tres honnorée En toute bonne renommée, Desire de vous acheter, Dont je suy joyeulx et d’accort; Pour vous, son cueur me veult donner, Sans departir, jusqu’à la mort. Ce change […]