The restaurant industry is an entertainment industry. It is about smoke and mirrors and it is very good at it. Kitchen Bitches was a feminist conference as well as an industry event meant to address the toxic culture of professional restaurants and it’s impact on women in the industry.
Caitlyn Jenner slays. She does. It’s been stated all over Twitter and Facebook. We’ve all seen the pictures. Her supreme slayage is objective fact. She looks amazing. Now that we’ve established that - and I really, really think we have - let’s talk about trans issues for real.
Feminism can be a very heteronormative space. I often feel left out when straight feminists discuss issues which only pertain to them, but that's not anyone's fault and that's not what I'm talking about. Feminism can often be a very outright hostile place for queers and although I've discussed it briefly here and…
When I wrote my recent anti-gay marriage piece, one of the primary criticisms I received was that the right to marry didn’t equal a mandate to do so. While I accepted that premise (and still do, theoretically) I suggested that many were underestimating the normative impact of the institution, or how the increase in…
I've slept on it and now I want to say something to you, Chritter.
I recently bought a new chef's knife and a few people were asking me about how to purchase their own knives. I often get asked questions about knives and I thought it might be helpful to write a basic primer on how to choose a knife and what options are available to you.
I was quite disappointed with some of the comments on my post last night entitled 'You Are A Bigot. Yes, You'. There was an amazing amount of calls to dictionary definitions and semantic arguments and just wow, the amount of ignoring the message in favor of distancing oneself from the message was disheartening to say…
Recently I have been in a number of conversations about the nature of bigotry. Who is a bigot? Who is not? What actions make someone a bigot? What actions should be forgiven because those making them are not necessarily bigots and when? These questions are important for a lot of reasons. Especially when we are…
So the bros rang the bell to call for a food runner a bit early cause they are ALWAYS late and we were in a rush.
Alright now that you've shown up - you listen here because this right here is NOT a fucking joke.
Dear possibly lgbt children,
While she looks very, very good, she really does, I will have to be the voice of dissent because I honestly like her OITNB look better. If the question is: which look to you like Uzo Aduba in better?
"Also, I don't want allies who are driven away from me simply because of what I am."
"women are expected to perform femininity, but when they perform masculinity, they are admired and rewarded. "
I think it's important to point out that this a series of photos by queers for queers. I think that in itself is the reason you notice the long winded identity labels. Most if not none of these people would go much futher than 'lesbian', gay, bisexual, 'trans man', etc. normally when speaking of their identity in…
It's been 15 minutes and I saw this comment live after I posted it. It quickly became invisible and I still can't get to it, so I'm going to go ahead and assume it was dismissed at this point. Not cool, man. Not cool. So fuck that, here it is:
I'm replying to you, but also kind of to everyone in this thread that is missing the point dramatically basically due to a very simplistic way of looking at both feminism and the lgbt community. I'm not meaning to sound aggressive, but in an effort to be efficient, I'm going to number my points and my comment is going…
Sorry I'm late guys! I had a crazy weekend and I ended up forgetting to post this on Sunday, so I really hope I haven't screwed this whole thing up, but our discussion I would imagine will take some time anyway. I hope those of you who read this book got something out of it.
I wanted to link some of my favorite songs, but being Christmas I am not at home and mobile kinja sucks for linking video you guys!
We all know that we need to educate ourselves in order to combat racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. but we also know that it isn't fair to ask marginalized people to educate us. So what can we do? We ask for recommendations, but do we do anything with them? Lets put our money where our mouth is.