Book Slut: Sex, Drugs, Art and Oakland In Brontez Purnell’s Johnny Would You Love Me If…?

Everyone in Oakland knows Brontez. If you don’t know Brontez, then you don’t really know Oakland, because he’s somewhat of a legend around these parts. From his days playing punk shows at The Gilman in the locally lauded, scantily clad, mostly pop outfit Gravy Train, to his recent notoriety with the Younger Lovers, his dance […]

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Can We Talk About Attractive Privilege For A Second Here?

Hey. So, I know we live in an era where people are constantly outing each others’ privileges: male privilege, white privilege, ableist privilege, etc. To me, these things are pretty obvious. Being a man, being white, being physically able are all objective qualities that can be quantified and demarcated. It’s easy to identify who the […]

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How To Cope With Your Sexual History

“How many people have you slept with?” I’m sitting with my friend at a bar, and this topic pops up. It pops up from time to time. “Like, straight intercourse? Around sixty men and women,” I reply nonchalantly. It’s an approximation. After a certain point I stopped counting because I kept on forgetting one or […]

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Women For Women Against Feminism

Maybe you’ve heard of this new tumblr that’s become pretty popular within the current conversation about feminism. It’s called Women Against Feminism. Go ahead. Check it out. Read some of those blurbs from women. How does it make you feel? Are you shocked? Nauseous? Repulsed? Because you’re supposed to be repulsed. You’re supposed to be […]

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