‘Straight’ Girls

We’ve seen this on queer-themed programs like Orange Is the New Black, and it often permeates into real life as well: one queer woman isn’t interested in another queer woman, so the rejected woman calls the other woman “straight.” I think that queer women calling other queer women straight is the queer woman’s equivalent of…

And the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program Goes to… Misogyny?

With the Emmy Awards on September 22, I decided to check out the list of nominations for 2013, and I’m disappointed. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I were watching an episode of South Park from season nine in which Cartman eats all the breading off a bucket of KFC, leaving no good parts…

‘Not All Men Are Like That’

I’ve heard this counter-argument almost every single time I’ve tried to bring up a feminist issue with a man: “but not all men are like that!” I know.  Not all men are rapists.  Not all men abuse their significant others.  Not all men actively oppress women.  I get it.  Moving on. Having your gender generalized…