Shame! At the Dinner Table

Treehugger ran a feature last month on what they called ‘cheatatarianism,’ the phenomenon of claiming to be vegetarian at home and then eating animal products outside the home. The article sent my brain spinning off in some different directions. The idea of lying about your diet at home seems odd, to me, but given how […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today marks the International Transgender Day of Remembance, to remember those who have been lost to transphobia, cissexism, transmisogyny, and intersecting bigotries like hatred of trans sex workers and trans women of colour. It is not the only day that people can remember those lives, but it is a day, and it is an opportunity […]

Guest Post From Satah: Glee: The Substitute

This is a guest post from satah. satah, more commonly known as emily swashbuckle, is a canadian cardigan aficionado. her life goals include “be sherlock holmes” and “reference harry potter until people start to visibly cringe at the words ‘well, as dumbledore said in goblet of fire…’”. she tumbls vociferously at eating dictionaries and never […]

Fat Cat Manifesto

The days are shortening, the leaves are turning, the grocery store ads in the paper are turning to turkey and cranberries, and that means it must be time for the endless stream of articles in women’s magazines about ‘how to beat the holiday pounds’ and ‘how to avoid gaining weight while eating whatever you want’ […]

Universal Design, Accessibility, and Designing Spaces for Everyone

I’ve been thinking a lot about universal design lately. For those unfamiliar with the concept, universal design is basically the idea of designing spaces to be universally accessible; both in a disability sense, and generally speaking. Design for everyone, as it were. And that includes physical spaces as well as virtual ones, from bus terminals […]