July 19, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to explain to someone what I think is a key distinction for when we use the term emotional labor and when we talk more generally about how humans work with emotions in their daily (and sometimes professional) lives. I thought it was worth replicating here. Read more

July 11, 2019

Understanding misogyny is a grim topic, but a necessary one, as I struggle to make sense of the ongoing violence against women that surrounds me (not to mention what I’ve also experienced). Read more

July 8, 2019

I am reading YA novels alongside feminist theory alongside fairy tales these days, and I’m pretty horrified at a phenomenon I’m noticing: that men having empathy for women’s feelings is apparently a magical power, and a sexy one at that. Read more

June 12, 2019

In a rare rant-style post, I take down the already-dubious logic of some silly thing I saw on the internet…because letting these statements stand is harmful, for so many reasons. Read more

June 10, 2019

Between my own research and my puttering around on the internet, I’m still fascinated by the idea of how we conceive of sex and consent as tangible things (or not). However, it’s easy for this rhetoric to take a misogynist turn. Read more

May 29, 2019

Spoilers ahoy for the novel under discussion. But wow, does this ever need to be discussed, because it is such a terrible take on trauma and gender. Read more

May 14, 2019

For once while traveling I’m not bringing my laptop, so I can’t yet promise to start posting more regularly now that the semester is over. That might actually be a good thing. Read more

May 3, 2019

This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Consider yourselves warned (fyi, the blog image is from the trailer, so it is not itself a spoiler for anything). Read more

April 29, 2019

I get to be part of a 6-week masterclass called Seeking the Witch in traditional tales and everyday magic, how cool and perfect is that? Read more

March 13, 2019

I see a lot of excitement about Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris running for president of the U.S. And yeah, I’ll vote for them if it’s them or a Republican, but I’m not thrilled about their policies on sex work. Read more

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