Final Clubs, Take Two

I continue to weigh in on Harvard’s contentious debate over single-gender secret societies: The final clubs. After a recent administration-level decision to sanction members of unaffiliated single-gender clubs, I do a happy dance and offer up some analysis.     Continue reading Final Clubs, Take Two

Coverage of the Indian Student Movement for the Right to Dissent

Here in Delhi, recent central government action against students at Jawaharlal Nehru University, including the jailing of three student activists under archaic sedition laws, has prompted a movement for the freedom to dissent. You can check out my coverage of the movement for Feministing below. Activists Charged with Sedition as Indian Students Protest for the … Continue reading Coverage of the Indian Student Movement for the Right to Dissent

What I Would Have Said to you Last Night Had You Not Cum and then Fallen Asleep

Alas, friend of mine, you have had an orgasm and are falling asleep. I have not had an orgasm and am not falling asleep, which means I am awake, which means I am now going to lecture you about feminism. Who are you? (Big questions.) You are anyman, everyman, you are one of any number of lucky … Continue reading What I Would Have Said to you Last Night Had You Not Cum and then Fallen Asleep

Let’s Talk About Queer Intimate Partner Violence

I have written by this point an absurd number of pieces on queer intimate partner violence, because it’s really real and really ignored. Here are some of them: New Report on Intimate Partner Violence Among LGBT People The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, a coalition cordinated by the New York-based Anti-Violence Project, has just released … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Queer Intimate Partner Violence

Me and the Feministing Crew in New York Mag’s “Why sex that’s consensual can still be bad”

The wonderful Rebecca Traister wrote a piece for New York Magazine on why we need to be setting the bar for ethical sex a lot higher than just consent. Check out quotes from my and more of the Feministing crews’ work on sexual pleasure, violence, and equality. Last winter, Reina Gattuso was a Harvard senior majoring … Continue reading Me and the Feministing Crew in New York Mag’s “Why sex that’s consensual can still be bad”

Lady in the Street: New Series on Street Harassment at Feministing

Ah, summer. Ice cream cones, innovative woman-focused multimedia content, and good ol’ warm-blooded American men naturally responding to sluttily raised hemlines with unwanted sexual overtures.  You know what they say: As the mercury rises, so does my patience totally fucking evaporate because I am done — do you hear me, internet? DONE — with constant gendered … Continue reading Lady in the Street: New Series on Street Harassment at Feministing