The grammatical is political.
“I’d skipped a really basic question: why do some languages, including English, have gender woven into them in the first place?”
Runes, ships, rebellious quakers, and the world’s first female grammarian.
Why are our parades always in the summer? Because Pride goeth before a fall! Thank you, thank you.
The word that gives “you do you” a whole new meaning.
(After you read this post you will, though.)
Sideways oxen, promiscuous Protestants, Susan Sontag and now us.
In which some Dykes on Bikes take on the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Start your engines.
Was the world’s first dyke a snappy dresser, a 1st-century warrior queen, or a tiny antelope?
From dough-kneaders to Journos, and beyond.
A recent ruling is narrow, but sharp.
While the rest of Autostraddle talks about underwear, I will be talking about talking about underwear. You can’t hang out at the strip club all the time, you know?
The AP Style Guide’s newest language decision is making everyone cry into their cake.
From Queer Nation to queer theory to alphabet soup and umbrellas and the always-dicey process of reclamation.
“We’re born naked and the rest is drag”
“Queer” set itself up as “not straight” centuries before “straight” had even thought about being a sexual identity.”
The feminist sci-fi language that never got to jump off the page and do what it was supposed to.
Yeah, Sappho was a right-on woman, but that’s pretty much all anyone really knows about her. Today we’re going all the way back to the birth of the word ‘sapphic.’
You can take the word out of the stylebook, but you can’t take the complexity out of the word.