Category Archive: Sex and sexuality

Please Let The Devil Write Both Halves Of The Movie

The devil rides with me again He always says everything’s okay Maybe I’m losing sleep over nothing Maybe I’ll be just fine –Beulah, “Me And Jesus Don’t Talk Anymore” Today is International Women’s… Continue reading

Sexuality, Pop Culture, and Magic: The Prelude Starring Buffy

You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first , I loved you first Beneath the stars came falling on our heads But there just soft light, there just soft light Your hair… Continue reading

V For Virtual

It occurred to me, as I’m sure it did to you, that certain parts of Children of Men bear an uncanny resemblance to a video game. For example, when Theo and Kee are… Continue reading

Questioning the Court: Roe v. Wade

And Judah said to Onan, “Come to bed with your brother’s wife and do your duty as brother-in-law for her and raise up seed for your brother.” And Onan knew that the seed… Continue reading

Magnets and Babble

Falling in love also conforms frequently to this type, a latent process of unconscious preparation often preceding a sudden awakening to the fact that the mischief is irretrievably done. –William James, on conversion… Continue reading

Paul de Man’s Misreadings: A Critique of Aesthetic Ideology

(x-posted to The Valve) The following is an outline for a critique of Paul de Man’s influential essay on Blaise Pascal’s writings, and of de Man’s essay “The Concept of Irony,” in which… Continue reading

On Feminism and “I Blame The Patriarchy”

I really don’t want to fight a bunch of different battles when it comes to gender. I want to fight just one battle, for equality of the sexes. Which is why I’m sorry… Continue reading

Responding to comments on “The Cowboy and the Stripper”

Because of the move from The World’s Forgotten Boy, I thought I’d respond to comments from petitpoussin, tomemos, and Julie here. In addition, tomemos’s comment never appeared online, so I’ll reprint it in… Continue reading