Gay men and their use of "she" and "her"

I went to the pub to watch the rugby with my best mate and his friends, it was a mix of straight women and gay men. The gay guys often would say things like "oh, look at her" and "she's getting pissy" when referring to each other. I find it really uncomfortable, I don't really know how to articulate why it makes me feel so … » 2/08/14 3:37pm 2/08/14 3:37pm

I love you, Gay Men, but stop saying "Tranny"

Over at the Huffington Post, Parker Marie Molloy calls out cis, gay men for the overuse of the word "tranny," especially in performances, either in drag shows or in wider pop culture (including TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Glee which feature everyone's favorite gay celebrity, Neil Patrick Harris). » 12/13/13 1:41am 12/13/13 1:41am

Fun With Etymology #2: Feminist Werewolves

Awoo, everybody. Welcome to the latest installment of Fun with Etymology! Last time we talked about the words love and pussy, but we will be scaling back to just one word this time. Today we’re going to talk about werewolves and where they come from (etymologically – we all know that geographically they come from… » 12/10/13 11:49am 12/10/13 11:49am

Fun With Etymology #1 - I Love Pussy!

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post in a new series brought to you by me, SaintRidley. I have a fun introduction planned for you, wherein we will discuss the etymologies of the words love and pussy. Along the way we'll learn a bit about some other words as well. I'll be bolding some key words so things are easier… » 12/03/13 3:38pm 12/03/13 3:38pm

Girls Shouldn't Try Raunchy Comedy, Variety Critic Says

Variety's television critic Brian Lowry let slip a bizarre opinion this morning while reviewing Sarah Silverman's upcoming HBO comedy special We Are Miracles—namely, that because she's a woman, she shouldn't be "as dirty as the guys." Uh. What? » 11/20/13 7:57pm 11/20/13 7:57pm

Powerful Spoken Word Piece about Misogyny in Media

You may have caught Hollie McNish's fantastic take on xenophobia, Mathematics, but this one - about the proliferation of scantily-clad women in media - was new to me. It's actually from September 2012 so I might be late to the game, but it bears repeating in case I'm not the only one who missed it the first time… » 7/03/13 12:43am 7/03/13 12:43am