The Great Divide

 Posted by on July 23, 2011
Jul 232011
 

Bridging Gender in the Classical World

By Bex vanKoot

Transgenderism in Myth, Part One

In our modern North American mythology, gender is often characterized as clear cut. A man has a penis, a woman has a vagina; these physical characteristics, we are told, define our existence, our priorities, our bodies and our minds, our roles in life and in love.

Butch Identity #1

 Posted by on February 20, 2011
Feb 202011
 

By Shanna Katz

Hello, and welcome to the first post of the new column all about identities, Out of the Box. Throughout our lives, our identities are narrowed down to nothing more than boxes; by the census, by the doctor’s office, by almost every form you have to fill out.

An Unending Labor… of Love

 Posted by on February 16, 2011
Feb 162011
 

By Mako Allen

The Tao is divided into two distinct halves, yin and yang. We’ve all seen the yin-yang symbol, the taijitu before. What many people don’t know is that yang is the male half, and one of its meanings is sunlight on the face of a mountain. Yin is the female half, and one of its meanings is the shadow cast in the valley of that same mountain.

Poly is a Gateway Drug

 Posted by on December 13, 2010
Dec 132010
 
Poly is a Gateway Drug

By Katie Diamond

This past Thanksgiving weekend, I got to spend time with one of my oldest friends. We got together at my parents’ house, and determined that we needed to relocate some place cozy and alcohol related. In the suburban depths of South Florida, we could find the alcohol, but not really the cozy

Address Etiquette for the 21st Century

 Posted by on December 4, 2010
Dec 042010
 

By Shanna Katz

As the holiday season near approaches, we have hit the mother load of assumptions about relationships. Where do these said assumptions often pop up? Why, in the addressing of holiday cards and party invites.
I know, this sounds like it may be a nit-picky type of rant, but I’m sick of having my own relationship not-acknowledged