Eh, I had more than one WOC prof at university who considered "lady/ladies" classist (and, to a lesser extent, racist) - I'd not heard of it as transphobic before, but considering the history of who was permitted to be called a "lady" and (more importantly) who wasn't, it's not exactly an untainted word. » 7/28/14 4:41pm Monday 4:41pm

I don't have any screens to offer, but I have been meaning to ask what, if anything, you think of me as a semi-GTer? I know, I know, being too concerned with what others think of you is an undesirable trait, but unlike most anonymous, self-professed truth-merchants on the internet you seem like the honest sort. » 7/28/14 4:35pm Monday 4:35pm

Yellowish Fever

I know I said I could never imagine a Japanese affair, but I've changed my mind. Kazu, the art handler hanging my mom's show, is gorgeous like the strong, sexy, dreadlocked Mongol in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (causing my sister to email the instruction: "Yeah, girl. crouch that tiger, hide that…

» 7/26/14 12:49pm Saturday 12:49pm

Yeah, I agree with all of this. I live near a lot of parks and every single one has multiple signs up saying that dogs are to be kept on leashes, and in every single one at least half of the dogs are off-leash. I don't have a dog, I don't like strange dogs at all, and when I'm out for a walk or run trying to enjoy… » 7/25/14 11:45am Friday 11:45am

It's probably not a case of millions of women having BDSM-lite fantasies with no mainstream cultural representation to identify with - it's probably more the case of a cultural product going viral and then informing in others what they identify with sexually. The success of Fifty Shades isn't a validation of existing… » 7/25/14 5:25am Friday 5:25am