The B-Word

In American television, we have begun to see an increase in the representation of the LGBT community. However, bisexuals are still very rarely included in this representation.Bi-erasure, which is “a pervasive problem in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality (either in general or in regards to an individual) is questioned or denied outright”, runs rampant in our […]

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Madison Equality Presents: Brian Sims

Last night, I had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Brian Sims speak. Brian Sims was the first and only openly gay football team captain in NCAA history as well as the first openly gay representative of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He currently represents Pennsylvania’s 182nd district, located in central Philadelphia. He was elected to […]

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Masc 4 Masc ONLY.

As many of you may have heard, one of the most popular gay hookup/chatting apps is called grindr. On grindr, you see all sorts of interesting people, many who are super ignorant. A lot of times, reading a blank profile, I’ll see it saying “Masc for masc only” or “No Fats, no Fems”, and in […]

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Will Affirmative Consent Change Hookup Culture in a Positive Way? Or… Not?

In California, “No Means No” doesn’t cut it anymore. If you want to have sex with someone, both parties must give a clear and (hopefully) enthusiastic yes. If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, California’s Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Senate Bill 967 into law, also known as the “yes means yes” law. This law […]

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Feminist Porn

In a recent interview via Cosmopolitan magazine, I learned a thing or two about what is considered “feminist porn” and where to find it. I was just as surprised as I came across the Cosmo spoof, as the magazine has never been one to flashbulb in my mind as inherently “feminist” whatsoever. Granted, it is […]

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Feminism and Porn: Mutually Exclusive?

In my humble opinion, nothing brings folks with seemingly varying backgrounds all together quite like the topic of sex.  Aside from breathing and eating, and setting aside any wise crack on potty humor, what’s more universal than human sexuality? The feminist view on sex adds another interesting element to the already juicy conversation.  So when […]

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The Feminist Lens: Movie Reviews

Great Oden’s Raven! This week, I’ve decided to write my Feminist Lens Movie Review about the 2004 comedy, Anchorman. But why Anchorman, you might ask? The answer is two-fold. First, I have a bunch of choices, many of which fall under the horror/action/thriller genres. Anchorman is very different in that regard. Second, despite presenting a […]

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