Nailing Gender

Starting over the summer, I began doing my nails a lot. Like most things bound to wind me up in trouble, I blame Marianne for it; she’s the one who got me started with the whole thing, encouraged me to be adventurous, and provided me with endless tips as I fought with the early stages […]

Costuming, Norms, Social Performance, and Media Reinforcement Thereof

One of the many things that I’ve been tossing around in my brain lately is a complex series of thinkythoughts about costuming and performance, very much tied in with ideas about gender performance. When I was guest posting at Feministe, I wrote a post discussing media reinforcement of the norms surrounding costuming, performance, and gender, […]