In Defense of Summer (And Manic Pixie Dream Girls everywhere)

The writer behind the term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” called for us all to stop using the phrase, and even apologized for ever inventing it, in a recent Salon article. Nathan Rabin first used the phrase to describe the sexism inherent in writing Elizabethtown’s character Claire, but now sees the term spinning out of control.Continue reading “In Defense of Summer (And Manic Pixie Dream Girls everywhere)”

Period WHOAs

I realize this may sound terribly cliche coming from someone on their period, but something is pissing me off, and I swear it’s more than PMS. I have been noticing it more and more. It follows me to work and it’s even sprung up in my own bathroom directed at me by a box ofContinue reading “Period WHOAs”

I love Gilmore Girls, but…

I just watched the episode “The Big One” (Season 3, Episode 16) and the message it sends to young, teenaged, college-bound girls is pretty puke-tastic. Paris had sex with Jamie (and we’re supposed to be shocked) and has to hash it out with Rory to figure out if it was a good or a badContinue reading “I love Gilmore Girls, but…”

Porn and Disney: providers of a stunted sense of reality since the dawn of time

I am re-posted this image that I swiped off the fabulous Julie Lalonde because, as she would say, it’s funny because it’s true. While being a hilarious and adorable cartoon, this image also got me thinking, as most things tend to, about gender, sex, and where we all fit in. Chicken or the egg? ThisContinue reading “Porn and Disney: providers of a stunted sense of reality since the dawn of time”

I can almost forget about “13 Going on 30″…

After a seven month hiatus, I recently returned to my home town and was able to enjoy all the perks of life at home: nothing I ate came from the microwave, for once my bank account gained some rather than lost some, and I had the distinct pleasure of getting my teeth cleaned. Though IContinue reading “I can almost forget about “13 Going on 30″…”

Is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?

The following are the best questions taken from the “Heterosexual Questionnaire” in Gender in Canada, 4th Edition. Since it is awesome I felt it needed to be re-blogged. The Heterosexual Questionnaire 1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality? 3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?Continue reading “Is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?”

Good girls do

Guys ‘do it’ all the time, but girls don’t really ‘do it’ that much, my sister told me, carefully tiptoe-ing around the subject of masturbation. I looked at her, thinking she’s 17, into alternative culture and fashion, and will endlessly argue her progressive views about sexual orientation and transgender rights… how can SHE still clingContinue reading “Good girls do