Monthly Archives: May 2011

Confessions of a Queer Texan

[Ed. note: Readers, please welcome Austinite Thea Kohout, a sophomore studying women’s and gender studies and art history at Kenyon College. She likes the west, feminism, and peaches.] People tend to make a lot of assumptions about me when they … Continue reading

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Women Once Again Blamed For The Fact That Tony Romo Sucks At Football

You could be forgiven for reading this blog entry for Bleacher Report wherein it is posited that the fact that women exist in the world has every bearing on Tony Romo’s ability to play football, and thinking, Have I read … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Hot weekend, everyone? Sunburned accordingly? Troops honored adequately? Ok. Lady sailors from Texas do delicate lady sailor lady things during lady Fleet Week ladytime. Lady veterans! They’re just like man veterans in that they also suffer from PTSD and also … Continue reading

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Ask A Texan: What’s With The Get-Up?

Dear Ask A Texan, I am constantly perplexed by the Texas Trifecta: cowboy hat, big belt buckle, cowboy boots. I mean, on one hand I get it. Big belt buckles are shiny, almost hypnotically so. Cowboy hats can apparently hold … Continue reading

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Introducing: Ask A Texan!

I started reading “Dear Abby” in elementary school–I’d practically pounce on my dad over my Lucky Charms as he came through the front door every morning with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram to get my hands on the “Life” section, where … Continue reading

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Conservative Texas Civil Justice League Thinks Breastfeeding Is A Joke

Yesterday, apparently unauthorized members of a conservative “lawsuit reform” PAC called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed this flyer to members of the legislature in response to Rep. Senfronia Thompson’s (D-Houston) bill requiring more openness in insurance coverage from contractors: … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

FRIDAY. The Corpus-Christi Caller editorial board calls Perry And Dudefriends “Orwellian” in their abortion legislation. The 118-year-old “Owl Club” is the oldest women’s club in Texas. Texas dude takes photos of backyard birds that are both male and female, is … Continue reading

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Did Beyonce Sell Out Another Pop Star To Sell Records?

I don’t really want to discuss Beyonce’s latest in lady-power anthems, “Run the World (Girls).” At least, not in terms of a music review, except to say that as listenability goes, it’s sorely lacking. It might make for a good … Continue reading

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When It Comes To Abortion, Austin American-Statesman Columnist Is Tired Of Women Talking About It

In an editorial today in the Austin American-Statesman, manly male man-opinioner Ken Herman expresses his frustration with the way in which women wrongly dominate the conversation when it comes to abortion, which to his mind, is not being talked about … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Hope all y’all didn’t blow away in the storm last night–crazy lightning, no? We had the cats in the bathroom for ages, and I think they really bonded. Now, the usual horseshit: Texas legislators’ obsession with tacking abortion restrictions on … Continue reading

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