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epochalips  // Posts tagged as "epochalips"

25 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on FAT – The Other F-Word

FAT – The Other F-Word

FAT – The Other F-Word

Collectively, we get angry about hate speech particularly that which is specific to color, gender or sexual orientation, etc.  We even confront those who do it.  Although they are just words, it’s the intent we take issue with…rightly so.  We know words are used as weapons. In our LGBT world using words like “dyke” or […]

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14 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Don’t Call Me Butch!

Don’t Call Me Butch!

Don’t Call Me Butch!

Hi my name is Terri… not BUTCH!!! I know this because the birth certificate that my parents received when I was born indicates this. All my teachers from grade school through high school called me Terri. My drivers license and military identification all indicate I am Terri. So when I hear “Butch” being yelled at […]

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Sex and Body Image

Sex and Body Image

When I ask women to rank order the most negative influences on their sexual relationships, negative body image almost always tops the list.  They mean “feeling fat.”  True, some women worry about their breasts and hips and skin and other body parts, but by far the major self-criticism is about weight.  One woman summed it […]

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This is Not My Body

This is Not My Body

For Mary H. Lynch (12.1.47-1.27.2011) And you were always my sister… This is not my body, this frozen ground; no, my body is a field of flowers waking. This is not my body, this drifting wood; my body is a splitting sea, all brine magic and wingspan. Not mine, not mine, this haunted ruin that […]

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07 Sep Posted by in • Kate Clinton | Comments Off on Democratic Convention Recap

Democratic Convention Recap

Democratic Convention Recap

If Sarah Palin asks again, I’m doing pretty good with “that hopey changey thing”.  I watched the Democratic Convention on CSPAN with USOpen breaks, except on opening night of football and that night there was some partisan bickering for clicker dominance. The Dems threw a good convention.  After the White Party the GOP threw in […]

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06 Sep Posted by in • Kate Clinton | Comments Off on GOP Convention Recap

GOP Convention Recap

GOP Convention Recap

Really I don’t think I could have handled four nights of the GOP convention in Tampa. Thank goodness I was able to flip between tennis and the convention: The USOpen, The USClosed, US open, US closed. It was like being in some horrible comedy club – Tampa’s Yuck Yuck [as in icky] Comedy Cellar. The […]

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04 Sep Posted by in • Margie Adam | Comments Off on The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

Part 5 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: MA: At some point in your career, there had to have been a moment where someone said: “Look, if you could just tone it down a little, if you could just roll the edge off your “angry lesbian feminist tirade,”  you could have a […]

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30 Aug Posted by in • Robin Lowey | 5 comments

Coming Out For Kids

Coming Out For Kids

When I first agreed to go into the classroom as a volunteer speaker for Spectrum, Marin’s LGBT Center, I was terrified. What in the world did I have to say that would make a difference to these kids? I stood up there for the first time and looked into the faces of 20 teenage kids […]

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13 Aug Posted by in • Lee Lynch | 3 comments

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

What’s in a Butch’s Pockets?

Is it just me, or do all butches, soft or otherwise, carry alotta stuff in their pockets? My sweetheart has chronically empty pockets. I don’t understand how anyone can live that way. I guess I’m one of many dykes who took our Girl Scout motto to heart: I’m always prepared. Here’s today’s (and every day’s) […]

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05 Aug Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off on Sexual Intimacy: High Value, Low Priority?

Sexual Intimacy: High Value, Low Priority?

Sexual Intimacy:  High Value, Low Priority?

In my personal quest to affirm sexual intimacy for lesbian couples, I keep hearing “Why?”  If two women aren’t having sex, and both are okay with that, why is there a problem?  Maybe sex just isn’t that important to them. Well, yes, if this were true, it would be true.  There is no rule that […]

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