Monthly Archives: January 2013

Original Plumbing is Growing on Up

Original Plumbing is a fucking fantastic “trans male culture print magazine” based in San Francisco. Their old website kinda (really) stinks so they’re tryna move to a better site and need funding, so check out the cause on indiegogo if you so choose.

Mostly, I just feel like there should be a shoutout to OP on our blog AND it’s exciting they have a large enough readership to expand.

Happy days, y’all! See you soon.


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by | January 18, 2013 · 4:00 pm

Queer Vocabulary: Stud

I was talking to some queer folk and one of them mentioned there being “studs” at her school and I wasn’t really sure what that meant. I stumbled upon a video that I think might answer that question.

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Every time I go home

I think of this video Virgil showed me. I feel like, as Wes students and often from so-called-liberal areas of the country, we are tempted to think like Dan Savage initially did– everyone should come out for the cause and they will eventually find acceptance. Not necessarily true. At all.



by | January 12, 2013 · 6:09 pm

The Crunk Feminist Collective

Guest Post by Edward Ndopu

Recently, the media has exploded with news of a Twitter battle between rapper Azealia Banks and gossip blogger Perez Hilton. After Hilton inserted himself in an altercation between Banks and fellow female rapper Angel Haze, taking Haze’s side, Banks denounced him as a “messy faggot”. She then went on to say that she used the word to describe “any male who acts like a female”. Rumours have since abounded that Banks is being dropped from her record label as a result of her speaking out against Hilton. Rather than taking sides, I believe it is most important for us to examine the context within which this media escalation has happened. Instead of writing off Azealia Banks, herself a queer woman, as homophobic, we should instead be exploring the femmephobia and racialized sexism at play in the public’s response to this debacle.

The public spat between…

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