Musings

New York Comic Con: Post 2 — Boobs are OK, but not BOOBS

October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it that makes the display of the female body for consumption permissible, so long as nipples and pubic hair are not specifically shown? Why is it that women's bodies can be sexual, so long as they're never shown actually having sex? Why can't we own our bodies and do what we want to with them, instead of having some artist or publisher or consumer tell us what's ok? [...continue...]

I Went to New York Comic Con, and All I Got Were These Observations

October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

I'd like to think this guy recognized me from my feminist blogging online persona, but something about his behavior makes me think he was just too much of a creep to enjoy taking permission-granted photos of cosplayers. I think he got a thrill out of taking unwitting, non-consensual photos of con attendees who weren't in costume. Because that's more of a thrill. I think I was one of them. I think I am creeped out. [...continue...]

Anybody else watching Transparent?

October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

So I signed up for a free thirty-day trial of Amazon Prime so I could get some stuff shipped for free during my move, and planned to cancel it before I got charged. Like you [...continue...]

Feeling Defeated

October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was going to take a cue from the bravery of this woman (with whom I am honored to share the title “Staff Writer” for Luna Luna magazine, by the way) and attempt a brave and soul-searching admission of my compulsive porn habits. It would feel cleansing, I thought. And then I read that [...continue...]

Thoughts on Celebgate: why are nipples such a huge issue?

September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we find out that there's an image of a nip slip on the internet, why is it that we click the link immediately? We've seen nipples before. It's unlikely that these particular nipples are going to break the mold somehow. Besides a general question of size and color, they're not going to blow our minds, right? [...continue...]

“Suitcase Pimps” in the Adult Industry: an informational essay

August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The arrangement that you have with him is probably sort of unspoken. It likely didn't start out the way it is now. Chances are he was just your boyfriend or good friend at first, and he saw all the hard work you were doing. He offered to drop you off and pick you up at a shoot one day, and ended up helping you with your bags... [...continue...]
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