Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Obama #6: Joe Biden

The man’s famous for telling it like it is, even when he’s supposed to tell it like it’s supposed to be, which is what makes this story even more amazing: Joe Biden recently said that transgender issues are “the civil… Continue Reading

Happy Halloween!

Us, 2012. (about Medusa)

Michael Brown, Horse Wrangler

The horse wrangler who managed FEMA under Bush is criticizing Obama for responding “too quickly.” Romney, in the meantime, is ignoring all comments or requests for clarifications on his previous comments that he would get rid of FEMA. Here’s a… Continue Reading

Bill McKibben’s NYC

“New York is as beautiful and diverse and glorious as an old-growth forest. It’s as grand, in its unplanned tumble, as anything ever devised by man or nature. And now, I fear its roots are being severed.” – Climate change… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Obama #7: The Supremes

No, not those Supremet: Obama gets to pick the next Supreme Court Justices, which hold the fate of not just Roe v. Wade in their hands, but many other things as well.  

My City #Sandy

Chilling. Everything is flooding. 911 is receiving 20k calls an hour; normal is 2k/hr. The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is flooded. The Gowanus Canal flooded its banks (that’s a Superfund site, folks, hugely toxic). Much of Manhattan has no power. More than… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Obama #8: This Is What A Feminist Looks Like

But more importantly, what a feminist acts like: Obama supports women’s right to choose, passed The Lily Ledbetter Act (which allows women to correct pay inequity), and thinks women should make choices about their own bodies.


Stay safe, East Coast. Please do all report in as often as possible, please. The NYT is posting a new photo every minute. The most extraordinary description of this storm – from a weatherman who claims not to be prone… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Obama #9: This.

Halloween: Keep Your Tits In

Kind of awful in an excellent way. That said, sexy costumes are great when they make sense. When they’re just messed up, objectifying versions of men’s costumes, they’re just stupid. At the very least, throw in some scary or gruesome,… Continue Reading

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Obama #10: Doug Wright Says It Out Loud

Doug Wright says what a lot of us have been thinking in this brief post: I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed… Continue Reading

Facebook Is No Longer Free

I’m sure I’ve complained about Facebook before: as a content provider – i.e. someone who actually writes original stuff that other people want to read – I have had my blog feeding to FB for a while because of the… Continue Reading

Go Lana!

Romney Signs Pledge Againt Same Sex Marriage

Honestly, if you like me, or anyone who is LGBTQIA-identified, don’t vote for this guy. He hates us.

Trans Quiz

It’s not the kind – or the list – that I would give at the end of my Transgender Lives course, but we do read several of the authors mentioned. So take the Trans Quiz & find out how many… Continue Reading

Speaking of Foreign Policy…

… did you know Romney/Ryan plan to bring back the Global Gag Rule? No, I didn’t either. Mr. Romney has pledged that, on his first day in the White House, he would reinstate the “global gag rule,” the odious restriction… Continue Reading

If You Like Having Sex…

I think she makes a good, simple case for the problem with the Romney/Ryan ticket. He will not be your advocate. Be your own. Vote.

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The Truth About Romney’s Binder

As it turns out, Mitt Romney didn’t ask for the binder full of women, even. He was given it. What actually happened was that in 2002 — prior to the election, not even knowing yet whether it would be a… Continue Reading