Walking Wombs and The Medical Mediation of Childbirth
We’ve all heard the story. Woman gets pregnant and becomes an irrational, moody animal capable of biting the head off of her own husband. Husband runs around to satisfy her whimsical wishes and cravings, as she puts on weight and takes interest in interior design.
How Modern Smut Is Shaping Our Minds—and Bodies
Everyone needs to get off. Whether it’s once in a blue moon, or every hour on the hour, human beings have urges. For many, the best way to satisfy them is to watch pornography.
Performing Femininity in the Workplace
I am no longer read as a woman. I have a deep enough voice and enough body hair that it is never in question any longer. I look dudely, and nobody questions my gender. I absolutely cannot go into women’s bathrooms or locker rooms anymore. As a female-to-male transexual, this is quite the relief.
Alison Bechdel and the Cult of the Filmic Man
There’s this recurring motif to conversations about films that they don’t actually matter and what goes on in a movie isn’t important—it’s just a movie. It’s not real life.
Rape Survivors and Sexual Assault Centres
Nearly a quarter of female university students will have experienced a sexual assault by the time they graduate.
Resisting Femme Invisibility
Most people don’t think femme when they hear the word dyke. Femininity is often read as an indicator of a woman’s presumed heterosexuality—and most people don’t know just how queer femininity can be.
I alternate between wanting you to whisper the lyrics of Blue
Moon in my ear, or to talk about the pornos we could film
First things first—we have made incredible gains. Let us not deny that; let us not forget that, or denigrate that. The women and men who have come before us have brought us to a good, solid place. In many ways, women and men in North America right now are exactly equal.
What Not to Ask
Oliver Leon is The Link’s trans columnist, and he’s really tired of getting the same questions asked over and over again
McGill’s Gay Fraternity a Canadian First
Let’s face it: the frat boy/sorority girl stereotype was born in the movies.