Category Archives: sexuality

“Song of the Night is definitely Rape Me By Nirvana”: The Steubenville Rape Trial

Ok, a confession. I am supposed to be finishing up my dissertation right now. But, I cannot. After waking up and reading the assortment of articles on the rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio I have no ability to write in … Continue reading

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Pinkwashed: It Gets Better Project Is Thinking in Pink

2. Again. I went to an incredible event Wednesday night put on by QuAIA (Queers Against Israeli Aparteid) that focused on a little-known practice for some of us called Pinkwashing. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, … Continue reading

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Being Bullied To Death: Loneliness Goes Viral

1. Again. I can’t even begin to say how much I have missed writing in this blog. And you all. Writing my thesis on loneliness has left me a bit fucking batty, but I am back, and, although a tad … Continue reading

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Political Leaders Who Wag the Dog

I’ve been thinking a lot about humiliation and the risks that are taken to avoid it. In the West, we certainly live in a culture that prides itself on a politics of humiliation. On TV there are a parade of … Continue reading

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Saving Lesbian Films From Themselves

Did you hear the one about the cute girl who goes to a lesbian film with another cute girl and they walk out of the film, hand in hand, thinking they’d love to see that same film again only this … Continue reading

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It’s Not Getting Better for Lonely Young Lesbians

Hi all! I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a guest blogger this week for Fedcan (The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences) at: http://blog.fedcan.ca/ I’m alongside some great scholars and thinkers like Bobby Noble, Doreen Fumia and … Continue reading

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No Glee for Queer teens

65. Sorry I’ve been a tad slack. I’m apologizing to myself, my inner-guilty narcissist, Jesus (not the big One, the “false icon” on my subway who perpetually asks me for smokes even though he always has one hanging out of … Continue reading

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Lonely malls, Voldemort, and motorized wheelchairs

51. Today, I am outing myself. Again. I am omega lonely. I am my own lonely archive. I am the material I have accumulated. And I say this in happy-humiliation. Where has this realization come from? Well, the easy answer … Continue reading

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The Vagueness of Occupy Wall Street

38. I’m trying to write my thesis on the politics of loneliness. I am, really! But I’m preoccupied with the incredibly socially enabled Occupy Wallstreet movement in Zuccotti Park, Manhattan New York. I’ve been following the movement through my friends … Continue reading

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Lonely Lady Gaga

34. New day new mood. Fuck. Sometimes it’s harder than others. But the ‘scope assures me I’m okay to feel a bit off kilter today. Comfort from the cosmos: Horoscope for Sagittarius, October 12 2011. Your mood will be fairly … Continue reading

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