Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: A Maxie Girl In A Barbie World

Tasha Fierce edited the amazing 'zine Bitchcore from 1998 - 2001 and co-blogs at I Fry Mine In Butter. Her writing explores black invisibility and racism in feminist spaces, sizeism and fatphobia, black queer invisibility, and transgender issues and subverting gender roles. Also, she's my sister - okay not blood related - but she's my … Continue reading Guest Blogger Tasha Fierce: A Maxie Girl In A Barbie World

Guest Blogger Mean Asian Girl: Oh? No! Or, Why I didn’t participate in the Facebook doppelganger meme

You may remember friend of SP Mean Asian Girl from her previous guest post, The Fantasy of Being White. We loved that post so much that we asked her to weigh in on that most vexing of seemingly innocuous little internet games: the Facebook celebrity twin meme. Thanks, MAG! -- Sweet Machine Oh? No! Or, … Continue reading Guest Blogger Mean Asian Girl: Oh? No! Or, Why I didn’t participate in the Facebook doppelganger meme

Guest blogger Volcanista: Of boobages

Volcanista is a Friend of SP, geologist, and LOST evangelizer. So, over the holidays I took a badly needed holiday vacation, and because I like warmth and the tropics, I decided to go to Chicago and hang out with Sweet Machine, Mr Machine, and their most excellent cats. I read books, watched Lost, took naps, … Continue reading Guest blogger Volcanista: Of boobages

Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Phaedra Starling is the pen name of a romance novelist and licensed private investigator living in small New York City apartment with two large dogs.  She practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu and makes world-class apricot muffins. Gentlemen. Thank you for reading. Let me start out by assuring you that I understand you are a good sort of … Continue reading Guest Blogger Starling: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced

Guest Blogger M. LeBlanc: The Fantasy of Staying Exactly As I Am (or, This Far and No Further, This Fat and No Fatter)

I've got a problem. And since I suspect I'm not the only one, I want to start a dialogue about this psychological artifact of Fat Hate and try to figure out what the hell we can do about it. You see, I'm doing pretty well at accepting my body. Which is, to be sure, a … Continue reading Guest Blogger M. LeBlanc: The Fantasy of Staying Exactly As I Am (or, This Far and No Further, This Fat and No Fatter)

Guest Post: The Fantasy of Being White

By Mean Asian Girl I’m a friend, neighbor and grad-school classmate of Kate’s, but while I’m a faithful reader, I’m not much of a commenter. Every once in a while, however, here is a post that resonates with me to the point that I really have to say something. This was one of them. Me and … Continue reading Guest Post: The Fantasy of Being White

Guest blogger volcanista: On thin privilege

FJ says: I felt like I'd been seeing a lot of "but it's hard to be thin, too!" comments recently, not really here but from Jezzies and whatnot. I've taken on thin privilege in comments threads before (pet peeve: yes, okay, I know clothes don't fit you perfectly, but at least most stores have things … Continue reading Guest blogger volcanista: On thin privilege