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Posts made in October, 2010

Cat-Calling and Rape Culture Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted on Oct 21, 2010 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Catcalling is a way of removing a woman's voice. How many times have you witnessed/experienced/heard about a woman responding to a catcall with a loud "fuck off" which only encouraged the man to follow/harass/chase her? In my world "fuck off" means "no." But in the world of cat-calling, "fuck off" means intimidate, harass, or yell louder.

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Economic Pep Talk

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Over lunch, a buddy who works in publishing and I were rehashing the traditional vs. self- publishing thing again. While I still completely support the democratization of publishing, I feel the right choice for me and this book is going the traditional route. The primary reason for this, (though there are others) is that I want this to be my career, not just a job.

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My Infinite Wisdom

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 in Publishing, Writing | 2 comments

The single thing that got me from point A in 2008 when I thought "lesbian werewolves, OMG totally!" to today when I'm combing my prose and switching out unnecessary n-dashes, getting ready to submit to a formal proposal, complete with market research and publicity plans, was to find that story.

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Gender-Blending in Paper Mag

Posted on Oct 12, 2010 in Gender, LGBTQ, Sexuality | 0 comments

Love this photoshoot from Paper Mag, where the ladies are in pretty awesome drag. Though some of them just look like stone butch dykes (I'm looking at you Samantha Mathis), the whole slideshow is worth looking at.

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Favorite Films that Pass the Bechdel Test

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in Feminism, Gender | 1 comment

Alison Bechdel, the creator of the inimitable comic "Dykes to Watch Out For" (and fellow Oberlin alum, natch) outlines three basic rules to assess the woman-friendliness of films. Once you know the rules, it's horrible to realize how many movies fail the test, and how few good films pass.

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