Archive for August, 2008

It may not be a ‘real award’ and the jpg may be pixelated, but hey, it’s good to be recognized.  Since I’ve now been ticked in this meme twice (thanks to Lauredhel and Queen of Thorns), I figured I should link to a few people that I’ve been particularly down with lately and that you […]


Everyone else is talking about Sarah Palin and how fucked up she is.  So I won’t bother to get all repetitive, other than to tell you that any PUMA who gets on this train doesn’t do her reading.  I’ll just send you this way: – Pesky Apostrophe – The F Word.org – Feministe – Politico – […]


After having tangled not once but twice this past week with transphobia online (and occasionally looking stupid for not fully doing research…so much fail, Bene), and over the past several months with issues regarding second wave feminists I just thought I’d take a minute to say a few words. But first, please be aware that Lisa […]


Let’s face it, everyone likes to be liked, and it’s pretty awesome to get linked when you have a fairly new blog going here.  And I am nothing if not a fangirl.  So, many thanks to lauredhel for pointing me out!  And many thanks (and a bit of shock) at being pull-quoted in a BlogHer editorial […]


I was going to write something lighter, but this essay on harassment of women at Comic-Con was brought to my attention.  (warning: may trigger)  The author did some research after hearing from friends and discovered that Comic-Con policy contains nothing regarding prohibition of harassment or violence. Go, read, bear witness, and my sincere thanks to […]


As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a big fan of Bitch magazine, having a degree in pop culture studies, but obviously I don’t take it as the be-all-end-all of feminist pop culture thought.  Which is good, because then I read articles like Tammy Oler’s “Keep On Trekkin’” and can get slightly irritated. I mean, I’m totally down […]


I can’t decide whether I love or hate Charles Stross’ Saturn’s Children. All right, that’s a bit OTT, as I definitely don’t hate it.  I just can’t pin down my feelings on the matter, because on one hand it’s a fantastic double bird to space opera and any preconceived notions we may have about sex-bots, […]