Tag Archives: gender

On being Boddhisattva of the gender non-Euclidean

(inspired by Sarah Dopp) If gender hath its own geometry,its Euclidean arc the eye can mark,then the non-Euclidean girl or guymay also some new queer discussion spark. If boddhisattva be what you are called,it's not a label I'd consider dumbfor those Nirvana-bound are not at faultfor existing in that continuum So those who classify and […]

Give this post a soundtrack

[…] The mini-fad for referencing turn-of-the-'90s hip-hop may just be an accident; the samples Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Musiq Soulchild employ have been mined by other artists, including Nelly and Ini Kamoze. But by vocalizing these hooks instead of just interpolating them, the younger artists claim a legacy. Lloyd and the members of Pretty Ricky […]

Popozuda and circumstance

“The reasons are purely aesthetic, not medical, especially for women. They want to get thin no matter what, all because of images from north of the Equator. It is a cruel cultural imposition on the Brazilian woman.” Dr. Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini, "a professor at the Federal University of São Paulo." “To be fat used […]

All ye know on earth, and all ye need to know

[…] There is one moment in my teenage years when I remember being ethnically accepted. I was shopping for a television with my father at Price Club, when one of the salespeople, who was Latina, mistook us for her peers and graciously — in Spanish — told us that the TV we were interested in […]

Look and feel

Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality […] In her book “Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk About Sexuality” (Harvard University Press), Deborah Tolman, the director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University and a professor of human sexuality studies there, found that some 30 teenage girls […]

“What we’re trying to do is to tell them how to do it in the nicest possible manner.”

[…] The one-night-stand (ONS) is a bit like fast food: tempting, but with nauseating afterthoughts. Make health and safety a priority. Always try to invite him back to yours, but if you insist on playing away, text a friend to inform them of your whereabouts. Avoid dark-alley gropery, and unladylike fumbling in the back of […]