The Inhospitable Tower

We’ve come a long way, a really long way. CraftLass recently wrote about traditions and mentalities; excellent pieces examining how she viewed the traditional gender roles and questioning where they came from, and what it means to be a geek or nerd. Questioning is something I understand … Continue reading

Whose Traditions Are They Anyway?

I’ve been reading a lot of articles over the past few years about “traditional gender roles” from many, many perspectives. Every so often I stop and wonder why this topic fascinates me so much. Finally, it hit me – whose traditions are these, anyway?

I don’t know that much about … Continue reading

Beyond the Cliche: The Advice I Could Have Really Used As a Young Woman

This past weekend we had an anniversary dinner at my house, to celebrate our best friends’ 10th year of marriage and my partner’s and my 17th year together. I was the youngest person in the room at age 37. Looking around at these people who I’ve known and loved for … Continue reading

The Rules Are Different

***Spoiler alert: Contains dialogue transcription from episode 1.10 of Showtime’s Masters of Sex.***

One of my favorite television shows is Masters of Sex. I started watching it mainly because it’s chock-full of favorite actors, but it has a level of accuracy I’ve never seen before in depicting the real culture … Continue reading