Baby, You Are My Religion: Lesbian Bar Culture Pre-Stonewall

Baby, You are my Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall by Marie Cartier. Bristol, CT: Acumen Publishing, 2013, 256 pp. Marie Cartier delves into more than just the history of gay women’s bar culture for her book, Baby, You are my Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall, published in 2013. The […]

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Halloween: Night of the Living Slut

Each year, Halloween serves as a costumed cultural barometer, aesthetically reflecting desires that often get little expression elsewhere. For women, scant, sexualized attire has been a popular option almost as long as Halloween has been celebrated, but the ubiquitous ‘slut’ costume trend has now become a parody of itself, inspiring videos like this, this, or […]

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Come Inside

It rolls off the tongue pejoratively or pleasurably, depending from whose mouth it originates. Somehow, it has yet to recede into the mundane cadre of well-worn disses, and instead grows more prickly and powerful: in 2013, slut still has bite. The Atlantic included it in their 2012 list of “Worst Words” after it was thrown […]

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