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Long Overdue Links

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Debbie says So the site was down, and various things happened, and we’ve been posting a little less frequently than usual, and the links have been piling up like nobody’s business. I’m going to trim off some of the old ones from the list, but this will still get long … *** This will come […]

On Public Feelings

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Debbie says: A couple of months ago, Jessa Crispin at Bookslut was very actively recommending Depression: A Public Feeling by Ann Cvetkovich. I’m not prone to depression and I had never heard the phrase “public feeling,” but Crispin’s comments made me curious, and I picked up the book. [the] idea that depression can come from […]

World AIDS Day/Day with(out) Art

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Debbie says: Tomorrow, December 1, 2012, is the 24th Day without Art, in commemoration of World AIDS Day. For the first eight years of the Day without Art, many museums and galleries would shut their doors to honor and remember the artists who have died of AIDS. In 1997, however, the initiative shifted to a […]

Thanksgiving 2012

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Since 2005, we’ve been writing posts about news to be thankful for. This year, we have a lot to celebrate. The bulk of our good news this year (but not all of it!) comes from the U.S. elections, but before we get to that, here’s breaking good news. Israel and Hamas have agreed to a […]

Remarkable Lesbian Portraits Through Time

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Laurie says: Riese from Autostraddle curated this remarkable and thoughtful collection of lesbian portraits for June’s Herstory month. As an artist who does portraits, I am very impressed with the sense of personality that imbues many of these photographs. They run from Victorian times til the present and also give a vivid sense of the […]

Amy Lowell: Still Disrespected After All These Years

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Lynne Murray says: When I was discovering poetry in high school, I ran into Amy Lowell’s poetry and fell in love with it. It’s very sensual and my favorite poem of hers Patterns, is almost like a small romantic novel as evokes the interplay between external restrictions on the body imposed by the heroine’s brocade […]

International Women’s Day: Photographer Tee Corinne (NSFW)

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Laurie says: I usually put up a blog about my friend photographer Tee Corinne near the anniversary of her death. (She died in August of 2006.) This year International Women’s Day seems liked the right time. .. She was a lesbian artist, writer, activist, and historian with a passionate artistic nature and a very sharp […]

A More Hopeful Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: We’ve been doing Thanksgiving posts since we started this blog in 2005, and almost all of them have begun with some version of a lament for how hard it was in the previous year to find things to be thankful for. This year is very different. Just this week, a very […]

She’s Degrading Herself; You’re Performing Femininity; I’m Sex-Positive

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Debbie says: Usually I come to blog discussions somewhere in the middle, but I’m going to write about one that I saw unfold. (And now it’s almost a week later, so a year later in internet time.) This story “starts” with Jill at I Blame the Patriarchy (who is responding to a remark made by […]

Collecting Good Health Data: An Important First Step

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Debbie says: As Jos at Feministing says, “The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) announcement yesterday that they plan to begin including sexual orientation and gender identity in health data collection probably doesn’t sound that exciting unless you’re a total data nerd.” But it is exciting. Here’s Jos again: There is a lack of […]

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