Sex + Gender
Queer + Feminist
Social theory + Cultural Critique

I Was Worth It


A couple of weeks ago, I lumbered up the stairs after eating dinner to check my phone and read my book. A name I had not seen a while appeared on my phones screen. “How are u” he asked. B had text me. I smiled and quickly responded. He asked if he could call me, I said of course. What then…

This is getting some love again. Forgot I wrote about this! So good and still remains true!

Your blog is my favorite blog ever. I love that you're not afraid to be open about your opinions and that you're so kind to everyone who comes to talk to you. I love you for being so genuine. Don't ever change that. Stay strong, stay beautiful :)<3

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thank you thank you thank you such kind words!! Thank you for the loooooove xxx

Though our first issue is out on August 15th, Flower Crown is now accepting pieces for our second issue in September. The theme is Celebrity Skin. This issue will focus on media driven images of women (the good and the bad), celebrity culture from an intersectional feminist standpoint, body image, female stock characters (Strong Female™, Sapphire, Ingenue, Jezebel, etc) our favorite TV shows/films/music/actresses/singers/etc, problematic faves, media representation or lack thereof…” 

Please send submissions to!

We do not accept fiction pieces at this time.


hey I saw your post about you being a finalist in a competition in Oakland. Where and when is it going to take place? I live in Oakland.

A question by mgarrizon11

I’ll be singing at Oakland Pride on August 31st! I think around 2:00 :) 


Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

For the morning crowd :) 

Sooo I’m a finalist for Oakland’s Queer Idol. I’ll be competing for the title and $500 at Oakland Pride at the end of this month! I’m so excited! (If you live in the Bay and plan on going to pride show me some love!!!) I haven’t been singing in recent years and my friends forced me to come out for this competition and ….. here I am! Enjoy! Let me know what you think :) 

HIV by the Numbers


I hope this finds you well. Healthline just released an informative article with graphics regarding HIV/AIDs facts in the US and around the World. The page details who is being effected and the cost of treatment. You can check out the resource here:

This valuable, med-reviewed information shows the need to continueeducating people on prevention and how to protect yourself and your loved ones. I thought this would be a great resource for your audience, and I am writing to ask if you would include it as a source of information on your page:

Please let me know if this would be possible. I’m happy to answer any other questions as well.

Warm regards,
Maggie Danhakl • Assistant Marketing Manager
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The Bandit Zine's 1st Annual Feminist Film Fest: NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

We are seeking short film(s) from or featuring feminist-identified and/or female-identified filmmakers* until August 18th. 

Professionals, amateurs, students, and community members locally, nationally and internationally are welcome to submit. The film fest will be held at an independent theater in Grand Rapids, MI (home of ArtPrize) on September 21st, 2014. 

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*Including anyone who is underrepresented in film, filmmaking, media, etc. This event is inclusive and is centered around intersectionality. 

The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.


The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)


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  1. banquos—ghost answered: I really want to see it because it has Marxist themes! But I’m glad to hear it’s at least thought provoking enough to see!

Its really fascinating. Entirely male-centric and a dangerous mapping of observed ape gender roles onto human gender roles. However, a very interesting film about violence, about animal cruelty, about power. I recommend it! 

Feminist/animal studies friends! Have any of you seen Dawn of The Planet of the Apes? I just saw it and wow, quite a lot is going on in this film! What were your thoughts?


Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

I watched this and thought it was incredible. I also REALLY ENJOYED HEARING THE ANNOUNCERS say that she is the BEST ATHLETE, MALE OR FEMALE, that has EVER been on the show. Fucking amazing. 

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You can be proud of your sexuality and still in the closet for your own safety. Not everyone you know has to know that you’re not straight for you to be a ‘good’ queer/gay. Protecting yourself from homophobes is not ‘contributing to the issue’. Do not come out into a dangerous situation with no support network or without any financial independence. If you think someone might out you, don’t tell them shit.

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