The Feminist Writer's Dilemma
July 09, 2014
Women are encouraged to write about personal experiences—and then dismissed as "confessional."
What the “Transgender Tipping Point” Really Means
June 27, 2014
The time is coming when everyone who believes in equality and social justice must decide where they stand on the issue of trans rights.
For too long, misogynist extremism has been excused as an aberration.
Young adult books (and films) speak to the part of us whose identity is yet unformed, full of rage and fear and longing.
In Defense of Bad Sex Writing
November 28, 2013
Awards for bad sex writing are literary slut-shaming.
An Interview With Neil Gaiman, the Internet's Favorite Fantasy Writer
November 21, 2013
"The big thing for me is there’s nothing wrong with escape. Someone who is in a difficult or impossible situation who is offered an unlocked door to somewhere else that they can go through, and they can go through and they can get away..."
The Miley Cyrus Complex: An Ontology of Slut-Shaming
October 11, 2013
The problem is not that we cannot decide whether nearly-naked pop stars are empowered or exploited. The problem is that bland sexual performance is still the only power this society grants to young women