Archive for September, 2012

Clueless, with fangs

Clueless, with fangs

Y’all. Y’ALL. Amy Heckerling of Clueless fame made a vampire comedy with Alicia Silverstone? HOW did I not know about this? I mean…Cher Horowitz! Matthew Crawley shirtless! (Multiple times, apparently.) Vizzini as a Van Helsing! VAMPIRE QUEEN RIPLEY. What’s not to love, I ask you? Nothing, that’s what. There’s no […]

by × September 27, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Why Rivers Cuomo would be the worst boyfriend ever

Why Rivers Cuomo would be the worst boyfriend ever

For a long time now, I’ve been struggling to find a phrase which accurately and succinctly describes men like Rivers Cuomo, frontman of Weezer. You know the type: skinny, ‘shortsighted’, owner of a million band t-shirts, aura of brokenheartedness.

by × September 27, 2012 × 1 comment
Beyond the shock factor

Beyond the shock factor

Trigger warning: Incest, abusive and dysfuntional families. So, you may have seen a few articles lately about Valerie Spruill, the woman who found out after being widowed that her deceased husband was her also her biological father. I’ve seen several in the past week, most of them with breathless headlines […]

by × September 25, 2012 × 2 comments
Queer Theology 101 and Synchroblog

Queer Theology 101 and Synchroblog

My friend Shay Kearns, aka the Anarchist Reverend, has put out a call for a queer theology synchroblog (i.e., blogging on the same day about the same topic). This is a great opportunity to get a discussion going about faith and understandings of God from a different perspective than usual.

by × September 20, 2012 × 1 comment
Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Mitt Romney vs. Jesus

Want to tumble this post? Got you covered. Mitt Romney: “There are 47 percent who are with [President Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to […]

by × September 17, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
On Science and Sexual Abuse

On Science and Sexual Abuse

I decided to leave my thoughts on the science reporting in Cord Jefferson’s piece out of the post at PhD in Parenting. It was already long enough, and it made sense to keep it focused on Jefferson’s approach and framing in the piece.

by × September 14, 2012 × 3 comments
At PhDinParenting: The Ethics of Writing about Sexual Abuse

At PhDinParenting: The Ethics of Writing about Sexual Abuse

I have a post at Annie Urban’s PhD in Parenting Blog responding to the awful piece on pedophilia as a “sexual orientation” that Cord Jefferson recently wrote for Gawker. The short version: Jefferson’s piece was an epic and inexcusable failure of journalistic ethics.

by × September 13, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

I’m really excited to see that there’s a full documentary coming out about Angela Davis – a Black Panther leader, radical Black feminist scholar, and (until 1991) a Communist Party member – particularly her life as a fugitive and her 1971 trial for trumped up murder charges.

by × September 12, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
At Global Comment: The Ruining of River Song

At Global Comment: The Ruining of River Song

The season 6 finale (“The Wedding of River Song”) completed River’s transformation into a character pathologically obsessed with a man who, far from returning her affections, seems to view her as a nuisance.

by × September 8, 2012 × Comments are Disabled