Four Badass Female TV Characters as Halloween Costume Inspiration

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it? Great prompt. I’m going to step away from the tendency to think of my true self as something weak and broken and sad. Instead, […]

NEW WAY TO ENTER! Review and Giveaway: ‘Eating Fire: My Life As a Lesbian Avenger’

Lesbian Avengers

UPDATE – I ditched Rafflecopter. To enter, just leave a comment. Make sure I can get in touch with you via your comment by linking it to your email/Facebook, etc. That’s it. Comment. (Folks who entered via Rafflecopter have had their entries transferred – no worries.) As we gear up for Pride and the 45th […]

Do You Prize Your Peace of Mind?

What’s your most prized possession? GO! My most cherished possession is my peace of mind. The things I was tempted to list My great-grandmother’s rosary that survived the fire which took her life. My pets (legally, they are possessions.) My diploma from the School of Social Work (I don’t even know where it is.) My […]

Is There a 2.5 Wave Feminism?

This is a random thought that’s been going through my mind for about ten years or so – I guess concurrent with my work as a queer activist.   I was born in 1970 so I was raised with Second Wave Feminism influences, but not really penetrating my world – I had no feminists in […]

My Selfie Won a One-Year Subscription to Bitch Magazine

#365FeministSelfie Bitch Magazine

This is uber-cool, my friends. The first photo I took as part of #365FeministSelfie earned me a subscription to my favorite magazine (so really a free renewal which is awesome!) Talk about positive reinforcement of a plan! I think Gary  Vaynerchuk would approve. I also gotta give Bitch Media props for using Instagram so well. […]

UPDATED: Ani DiFranco Guest Starring on Duck Dynasty

You either laugh, smirk or roll your eyes, but it could happen. After all, a month ago, did you think one of the most beloved icons of feminist queer music folklore would organize a (really expensive) retreat on a plantation? Yes, a plantation as in Antebellum Louisiana South. I learned about this earlier in the […]

Movie Review: The Hot Flashes

I’ve been waiting to see “The Hot Flashes” since summer when I read a recap/preview on the Bitch Media blog.  Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Wanda Sykes, Camryn Manheim and Virginia Madsen …. playing basketball. And with the Bitch seal of approval, I knew it wasn’t going to be too schlocky. The setup is fairly conventional stuff – Beth’s […]