Category Archives: race

An Orientalist Eyesore In Austin

[Ed. Note: Readers, please welcome Jenny Rain to Hay Ladies!┬áJenny Rain (or just “Jen,” as those on familiar terms call her) is a writer, activist, people observer and Twitter-lover living in Austin, Texas. She’s into philosophy, art, media, feminism, progress … Continue reading

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Texas Sex And Gender News Roundup: Terrible Shithead Edition

So look, y’all, I know I’ve been a terrible shithead lately with posting hardly any feminist things at all and concentrating most of my writing efforts on, well, something as comparatively fluffy and fleeting (and to be fair, juicy, pun … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned From “The Help”: Eat Fried Chicken.

There’s nothing like a Hollywoodified summer weeper about a heroic Singularly Good White Lady saving Mammy ‘N Friends from the bonds of systemic racial and class oppression to make you hungry for fried chicken, am I right or am I … Continue reading

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Ask A Texan: So, About That Gun Thing

Dear Ask A Texan, Remember Joe Horn? In 2007 he looked out his window and saw someone robbing his neighbor’s house (nobody was home, property loss only, there was no threat of bodily harm to anyone until Joe Horn stepped … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

The things, they are happening: An SMU professor listens in, real-time-like, while parents spank their kids. Surprise! The cast of Bravo’s new Dallas-based “reality” show is full of football players and beauty queens. A letter to the editor in the … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

Oh, but it is nearly Friday! Nearly! Oregon has fined a Texas insurance company (MEGA) for denying women’s claims on breast and pap exams. Some anti-choice movie thing is set in Texas, whatever, I don’t know, it’s got some guy … Continue reading

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Texas Sex and Gender News Roundup

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Which is not Mexican Independence Day (that’s September 16th) but the day celebrating an 1862 Mexican army victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Funny joke: Porque los Gringos celebran el Cinco de Mayo? … Continue reading

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