Fun With Etymology - Feminist Werewolves

Awoo, everybody. Welcome to the (retooled and improved) second installment of Fun with Etymology! I gave this piece a bit of a makeover since its original publication in December, the better to eat you with, my dear. Today we're going to talk about werewolves and where they come from (etymologically – we all know that… » 4/23/14 2:21pm Today 2:21pm

The Deepest, Darkest Pit: Depression Stories, Vol. 6

Irish journalist John Waters said a stupid, mean, ignorant thing. This is a something for which he's apparently well-known. And while it was a stark example of the stigma faced by those with depression, there's at least some hope that this will spur a greater conversation, both in Ireland and beyond. » 4/23/14 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

The Male Gaze vs. The Female Gaze

A lot has been said over Dodai Stewart's article regarding the rise of the Beefcake and the increasing pressure placed on actors to increase their muscle mass and definition in order to land choice roles in film and on television. Comparisons to the male gaze, and the unrealistic standards of beauty women in the media… » 4/22/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

What the Court's Ruling on Affirmative Action Means for Students of…

Today the Supreme Court upheld the voter-backed Michigan law that bans affirmative action in Michigan. This particular case focused on the use of Affirmative Action for college admissions in the State of Michigan. What the court essentially said was that it was NOT unconstitutional for a state to decide if it could… » 4/22/14 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

"Queer Signifiers" Are Not A Horrible Joke

There are a bunch people bashing on the article about signaling your queerness on the MP, essentially saying, as Mayati put it, "Clothes? Signaling orientation? NO WAY, I deny queer culture its signifiers!" I get that a lot of them are trying to be allies, and they're just thinking, "omg, what is wrong with your ugly… » 4/21/14 9:44pm Monday 9:44pm

Fun With Etymology #1 - I Love Pussy!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post in a new series brought to you by me, SaintRidley. I have a fun introduction planned for you, wherein we will discuss the etymologies of the words love and pussy. Along the way we'll learn a bit about some other words as well. I'll be bolding some key words so things are easier… » 4/21/14 3:36pm Monday 3:36pm

Vietnam May Get Domestic Partnerships, Still Repressive Elsewise

LGBT rights are coming to Vietnam much more quickly than other parts of Southeast Asia. The Communist Party of Vietnam has not interfered with gay rights activists nor prohibited pride parades (pictured above). The National Assembly is even finishing up debate on same-sex marriage or civil unions. However, critics warn … » 4/20/14 10:26pm Sunday 10:26pm