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Pop Theory 24: Dog Love

During the holidays we are inclined to think about those people we appreciate in our lives. For me, “people” connotes both humans and non-humans. ...

Pop Theory 23: Using People (as Things)

I’ve been feeling used more than usual lately, readers, have you? Rather than wallow in victimhood-feelings, I’d like to think about why humans use other humans—as things. ...

Pop Theory 21: On the Election: Binders, Binders Everywhere

[Editor's Note: Pop Theory 21 was first published at AfterEllen 23 October 2012.] ...

Pop Theory 20: Can the LGBT Movement Move Beyond Sexuality?

[Editor's Note: Pop Theory 20 was first published at AfterEllen on 21 Sept 2012. ...

Pop Theory 19: Was Fashion Ever Really About Real Women?

[Editor's Note: Pop Theory 19 was first published at AfterEllen 4 Sept 2012.] ...

Pop Theory 17: Demystifying "The Real L Word"

[Editor's Note: This piece was originally published 7 August 2012 at my favorite AfterEllen, when The ...

Pop Theory 5: The Lesbian Sex Machine

How might we think about sexuality as something that always and only manifests in culture, in the (actual/actualized) world and, specifically, as a product of bodily relations? ...

Pop Theory: Why Bette & Tina Chose Each Other. Or, the Power of Identity and Attraction

In my last Pop Theory, I contended that, on the level of politics (and, implicitly, ethics), it’s important for our co ...

Pop Theory: Are Lesbian Talk Show Hosts Talking "As" Lesbians?

Speaking "as a" plunges the speaker into new questions of reliable representativity and identity…. ...

Pop Theory: Ethical Conflict in the Gaga Brand

[Editor's Note: The below post is the first piece of my Pop Theory column over at AfterEllen. The lovely ladies over there have allowed me to repost these pieces on Vp. ...
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