Tag: gender

“Why so many mythological monsters are female”

At Smithsonian Magazine, Nora McGreevy writes about gender and mythological monsters. “Monsters reveal more about humans than one might think. As figments of the imagination, the alien, creepy-crawly, fanged, winged and otherwise-terrifying creatures that populate myths have long helped societies define cultural boundaries and answer an age-old question: […]

The Feminine Critique catches up!

Catch up with our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast: “Welcome back to another big batch catchup episode with what Christine and Emily have been watching! There‚Äôs LOTS to discuss, including (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) Heartbreakers, the Alien quadrilogy, Kimi, In the Cut, The Blue Lagoon, Spencer, The […]

Digital Drag Kingery!

Morgan Sung writes about female Tik Tok users making videos mocking “alpha male” podcasters and vloggers using the “bearded cutie” filter (among other things). She includes some videos for your enjoyment and as an entry into the rabbit hole! Start here.

“Meat Loaf was a Butch Lesbian Icon”

At Slate, Evan Urquhart writes about Meat Loaf, Butch Lesbian Icon. “Gay and queer aesthetics are known for stepping outside of stereotypical categories for male/masculine and woman/feminine, but they often they make that step in one fairly predictable direction that we call androgyny. Androgyny is an aesthetic of […]