Author Archive

Queer Youth in Trouble

Please remember, if you are an LGBT child or teen in need of help, the National Runaway Switchboard at 1-800-RUNAWAY can help you. The Ali Forney Center has a local and national LGBT youth online resource guide.

Here’s The Story Behind 20-Year Old’s Secretly Recorded Coming Out Viral Video – The New Civil Rights Movement

LEGO Thinks Girls Have Cooties

LEGO’s female scientists are destined to a similar fate as female superheroes, possible to find if parents scour the internet, but missing from your children’s daily life, not present in stores that sell kids’ clothing, books, and toys, a venue where our children will mostly likely have to settle for slave Leia.

Fuck you, Lego | Reel Girl

Erotica Reading Saturday Night!

I’m reading an erotic story at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco this Saturday night, August 30.

Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment

Come one, come all* to an evening of lusty literature by many of the best erotica writers in the Bay Area!

From the tempting tease of delicate lace to the steamy heat of hardcore leather, these authors and performers will amuse, delight, and most of all excite you in all kinds of new and provocative ways; This is an evening of witty, carnal, and provocative literary endeavors that will tickle just about every kind of fancy, a festival of playful sensual fiction that will make you laugh, cry, and get that oh-so-special tingly feeling in your nether-regions.

In other words, a night of kick-ass erotica performed by ass-kicking writers!

Our featured performers include:

Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, is a best-selling, award-winning author of seventeen romance novels in several subgenres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. Molly Weatherfield: “Twenty years ago, a mild-mannered computer programmer decided to spend some quality time with her erotic fantasy life, and Carrie’s Story – BDSM for smart girls – was born.” Mistress Lorelei Powers is a well-known bi poly sadist and Domme. She is the author of several BDSM classics, including On Display, The Mistress Manual, and Charm School for Sissy Maids. Blake C. Aarens is an author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, and a Black Girl Nerd. Jean Marie Stine is the author of a number of pioneering works of erotica published in the late 1960 and early 1970s, beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was filmed as the motion picture Synapse. Her erotic short stories and novelettes have been collected as “Trans-sexual: Fiction for Gender Queers.” A.M. Davis is a poet, artist and novelist who lives in Oakland, California. Her first novel, You Were Always Waiting For This Moment to Arise, as well as her first poetry collection, Six Lifetimes of Love, will be published in late 2014. M.Christian is a recognized master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica and many others.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 The Center For Sex And Culture 1349 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Doors at 6PM, Event starts at 7PM Admission: $10 (via Imagination Is Intelligence With An Erection: Leather, Lace & Lust: An Evening Of Erotic Storytelling and Sexual Merriment)

In My Opinion, Being a Bitch Is Admirable

Bette Davis: When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul Feig: Interesting how making a movie with men in the lead roles is normal but making a movie with women is a "gimmick." Read the rest of this entry »

Women and Anger

Anger is not as acceptable for..wom[e]n…To be angry means you are temporarily alone; you are not in relationship to the person you are angry with. It means being willing to risk that others will reject you, abandon, dislike, even hate you. To many this would represent psychological death. It threatens the established pattern and can mean change. But anger provides energy for change. Women…have to redefine anger and use it for our own development. We have to stop idealizing self-sacrifice, and at the same time we must redefine and reclaim our justified anger.

Feminist have argued that anger and conflict are necessary for liberation and self-enhancement, for releasing our creative abilities, for serving our self, and for full development (Miller, 1976). Anger is a rational response to the injustice, exploitation, and denigration surrounding the dedicated nurturance and self-sacrifice of nursing. Self-sacrifice is exactly that: sacrifice or denial of the self, of one’s identity, needs, desires in order to serve others.

Finn, Geraldine. Voices of Women, Voices of Feminism: Limited Edition. Fernwood Publishing; Halifax. 1993. (pg. 54)

Men and Anger

Emotional neglect lays the groundwork for the emotional numbing that helps boys feel better about being cut off. Eruptions of rage in boys are most often deemed normal, explained by the age-old justification for adolescent patriarchal misbehavior, “Boys will be boys.” Patriarchy both creates the rage in boys and then contains it for later use, making it a resource to exploit later on as boys become men. As a national product, this rage can be garnered to further imperialism, hatred and oppression of women and men globally. This rage is needed if boys are to become men willing to travel around the world to fight wars without ever demanding that other ways of solving conflict can be found.

bell hooks (via seaofbadstories).

Where do you think the cops of Ferguson got their deep, deep rage? And now they’re taking it out on Black people.

Morality: Not Just About Sex

“But you can’t argue that the world isn’t in an unhealthy moral state.”

“Wouldn’t think of it dearest. People lie, cheat, rape, swindle, kill, maim, torture and destroy. Bad thing. People also pop into bed together and cosy up. Good thing. If we think fucking is a sign of moral decay then we’re a little bit stupid-stupid, aren’t we?” — Stephen Fry (The Hippopotamus)

Mary Tyler Moore, Dominatrix

Mary Tyler Moore, Dominatrix. Dick Van Dyke, submissive. Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair, 1995. (via Pin by John MacDonald on Leibovitz | Pinterest)

Cleis Ebook Steals, $2.99 each!

Cleis Ebook Steals, $2.99 each!

cleispress:

A whole bunch of our books are on steep discount for anyone with an ereader! Nab these puppies before they disappear.

Erotica:

  • Cowboy Lust by Delilah Devlin ($15.95) now $2.99 (Nook) (Kindle)
  • Playing With Fire by Alison Tyler ($15.95) now $2.99 (Nook) (Kindle)
  • Erotic Travel…

I haven’t published with Cleis, so I won’t make any money if you buy these. But you might have fun if you do.