Review: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

When you follow feminist/queer sites like Autostraddle, you hear about books like Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist. Naturally I had to pick it up, as much from sheer curiosity as from the positive reviews I'd read. What exactly is a bad feminist? Am I one? Turns out that, according to Gay, a bad feminist is not such a terrible thing… Continue reading Review: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay


Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

For as long as I can remember (in the ten years that I've been an out lesbian), Rubyfruit Jungle has appeared and been mentioned in countless places.  Websites, books, magazines, and word-of-mouth all tout this unorthodox coming-of-age novel as The One Lesbian Novel You Must Read.  I suspect that, in the '70s when it was published, this was probably… Continue reading Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library

As I have previous mentioned, I am lucky enough to live just down the block from a fabulous lesbian library. It's stocked with everything you might imagine or expect -- fiction, poetry, self-help books, books on lesbian and women's herstory, feminist theory, feminist theology, memoir and biography, lesbian cookbooks (which, I assume, instruct you to… Continue reading 21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library