Category Archives: Those that tremble as if they were mad

R-E-S-P-Etc.

In “The Performance of Transgender Inclusion” history professor Jen Manion disparages the new practice in academic meetings and the like of going round the room asking everyone their preferred gender pronoun. Though well-intentioned, Manion argues, this ends up being a … Continue reading

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Wifey

Part of speech. Part of life. Continue reading

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Girl, Melting

Recently the listicle “9 Chivalrous Habits Of A True Gentleman That Make Women Melt” drifted across my social media radar. In it “fabulous twenty-something” lifestyle blogger Jen Ruiz bemoans a general lack of class on the part of men on … Continue reading

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Check Your Polyamorous Privilege

I agree that polyamory does indeed seem to be a largely white thing. Trader Joe’s, Rush-concert white. If there isn’t already an entry for it on Stuff White People Like there should be. I would also venture that it skews … Continue reading

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Tales from The Day After Tomorrow

At the corner of the bar is a video screen. For still sober customers it offers video poker. Drunker ones may opt for a simpler spot-the-differences-between-the-pictures game. In this mode it displays two photographs side by side. They are mostly identical, … Continue reading

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Urquhart-o-reffic!

Maybe it’s no surprise that I’m becoming a Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart fan. She is one of the regular writers on queer/gender issues for Slate, and I’m part of the liberal-educated-gentrifier demographic that finds in Slate a pretty much direct expression of our … Continue reading

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The Rules

There is one sexually explicit photo of me in existence. San Francisco. Luxury suite in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. A settee. Face clearly visible, and as X-rated as you could want. Actually, I’m not sure if it is still in … Continue reading

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