Femspec is an interdisciplinary journal focused on speculative fiction and its use in exploring gender. The articles included cover multiple genres and media, and each reflects the author’s engagement with gender across time and place. There are several reasons why this is awesome. 1. Community Femspec provides multiple opportunities to create community. You can volunteer, write […]

A Thursday Interruption: Lalala MUSIC hip hip!

Y’all, Prince told Kim Kardashian to get off the stage! Annnnnnnnnnnnd a cover. WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME. I think Jontha is new to me… hmmmmmmmmmm. Isn’t it delightful that there are so many talented musicians out there? We live in an amazing time, peeps, where there’s tons of great music readily accessible. BECAUSE […]

A Thursday Interruption: Womanist or Feminist?

“Primarily, I tell her, I am concerned about young women who are raped on college campuses, in bars, after poetry readings like this one, in bars.” QFT. Local band — I haven’t seen them live but think I went to school with one of the members. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KeMyQm81Jg Get up and dance! Oh, Ricky Martin. How […]

Petition against Etsy’s “Bad Touched” cards

Er, Etsy is allowing seller “youstupidbitch” to offer cards that “display the picture, but it’s worse than you think, depicting a naked woman huddled in the shower with the tagline, “Congratulations, you got bad touched.”” Read more about it here at the Daily Kos. The vendor claims the card could be ironically give to someone […]