Lesbian Duplex 71: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Amphibious Love, Voter IDs, and House of Cards

Hey guys! It's Saturday, and that means you get my weekly collection of interesting links! You probably noticed that there was no Anonymous Tip post yesterday. I am extremely sorry about that. Life hit, and with it a series of unfortunate events that prevented me from writing the post. I was going to give it to you late today, but now the book has disappeared! I'm hopeful that I'll find it, and if I find it while it is still this weekend, I'll write up an installment and post it. Otherwise I'll … [Read more...]


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Game of Thrones Open Thread

Those of you still watching Game of Thrones may have noticed that season 6 has been quite a change from season 5 in its treatment of the its female characters. There was much talk last year of the show's frequent portrayals of rape, among other things, but this season the show's female characters have come into their own in new ways, exercising their agency and retaking their narratives. I've even seen some suggest that the show should be called the battle of the five queens.With this in … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 70: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Headless Women, Admissions Policies, and Child Poverty

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.Note: Inclusion does not imply full agreement. New Favorite Tumbler: Headless Women of Hollywood, on Feministing---"“By decapitating the woman, she becomes an unquestionably passive object to the male gaze,” the Tumblr’s creator, comedian Marcia Belsky, explains."This Is Wha … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Donna Gets a Lawyer (and Her Boyfriend Back)

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 299-306Several readers of this series have mentioned that Farris head hops quite a bit, writing from the perspective of a wide variety of characters and giving little warning when switching between them. There are also scenes that are ambiguous, like the one we're about to cover today. In this section, we spend most of the time not in any one's head at all---instead, it's straight dialogue---but this does mean we don't actually know … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 69: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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