The Kesha Decision Shows Why Men Need To Understand Feminist Anger

The evening after I heard the verdict in Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr, Luke, I found myself traversing some familiar mental territory. How many women did I know who had been abused, assaulted, or raped? The number is staggeringly high. Even as high as that number is, it can only really come from accounts of those […]

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The Original Anticlerical Feminist Revolutionary: The Witch

This Sunday, my band Azar Swan will be playing Slutist’s Legacy of the Witch festival. Various logistics have made it impossible for me to join the live lineup, but I’m excited the band is participating, and I wanted to say a few things about the witches’ legacy since I can’t attend. By now it’s old […]

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Stop Being A Dick

The recent piece in The New Republic entitled “This Is What Power Looks Like” is fantastic, but it’s missing one thing: dicks. Understandably, Rebecca Traister wants to keep it respectable, but since I’m not writing for The New Republic and since it’s the holidays I’m giving myself the gift of tossing respectability and caution to the […]

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Karen Black and True Terror: Remembering An Icon

Celebrity obituaries are a complicated business. At their worst, they reveal just how emotionally tethered many people are to the strangers who entertain them. That’s not so much a typical, elitist “sheeple are stupid” indictment as it is a genuinely sorrowful thought at how many people lack the kind of companionship that renders celebrity a […]

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