We Heart: Pakistani Actor Veena Malik

Earlier this year, Pakistani actor Veena Malik, a participant on the Indian television show Big Boss (a variation of the reality show Big Brother), was accused on Express News of shaming Pakistani culture by her behavior while on the show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pMnAmRa4NYw#at=447 The newscaster said: There is an allegation against you, made by a segment of […]

Jewish Feminist E.M. Broner Dies

At first I was confused when the rabbi at my university’s Hillel placed an orange on our seder plate during the Passover celebration. Where was there an orange in the story of Passover? Later, I learned that my rabbi was honoring the feminist world of Judaism, following in the footsteps of Esther M. Broner (E.M. […]

Gay Marriage: Ready or Not, America, Here It Comes

June is almost at its end, which means that we’re coming to the close of June Bride month as well as June Pride Month. Thanks to the 33-29 passage of a gay marriage bill in New York this past Friday, the two have become rather synonymous for those lesbians (and gay men and other queer […]

Enough About Storm’s Gender. Let’s Talk About the Pronouns

It’s unfortunate that Kate Swift passed away recently, because I’m sure she would have had something to say about the way  the media is covering the story about Kathy Witterick and David Stocker’s child, Storm. Newspapers and blogs have been having a field day with Storm’s parents’ decision to raise their child gender-neutrally, debating whether […]