#MeToo and Feminist Television

I recently saw this meme circulating on Facebook, including a request for on-line streaming films and television series which would pass all of the listed “tests.” I struggled to immediately think of any shows which would pass every test simultaneously (except perhaps The Great British Baking Show). Upon reflection, I was struck by how many […]

Woman

This piece was originally performed for Greetings, From Queer Mountain Episode 37: Woman. I originally had a different piece prepared. I am going through a breakup and I had a breakthrough in therapy yesterday that got me thinking. I have this tendency to twist myself into a pretzel in relationships to make the other person […]

Review: Come As You Are

Everything you think you know about sex, desire, and sexuality is wrong. Probably. That’s one of many lessons to take away from Emily Nagoski’s new book Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. Combining science and psychology with the stories of women she has helped over decades of […]

What Bill Cosby Highlights About Rape Culture

Though there have been sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby for over a decade, women have started coming forward in increasing numbers with accusations against him ever since comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby out as a rapist in his stand-up act last fall. No matter how many women came forward, however, there was always a […]

Female Viagra and the Pharmacologization of Desire

What is a normal level of sexual desire? How are our conceptions about appropriate sexual desire shaped by culture? By gender norms? Is pharmaceutical intervention the best method for dealing with low libido? These are among the questions raised early last month, when an advisory committee voted in favor of conditional FDA approvel for the […]