Wednesday, August 16, 2017

If Only I Could Be Pregnant, Like Women

It’s too bad that men can’t be like male seahorses, the only family in the animal kingdom that can naturally undergo male pregnancy. Of course, men can grow their own empathy belly or experience...

Why I’m Choosing to Be a Feminist

I set out writing this column after some banter in the UCSD Guardian’s office. I was talking about how I do these traditionally feminine activities, like cooking and cleaning, and genuinely like it. I...

Lessons From Phillian and Chuquita

What’s an article of clothing that doesn’t rub, is nice and cool and covers your diaper for when guests come over? If you said a dress, you’re wrong. It’s a dressie. Rugrats, a popular 1990s...

The Politics of Gender Bender Gingerbread

Have you ever asked your gingerbread cookie what gender it identifies with before you mercilessly dip a leg into a glass of milk? If you said yes, you might be Lord Farquaad’s doppelganger. If...

Lost Within Overlapping Identities: Who Am I?

“I’ll tell you who has it the hardest: white men,” Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) of the acclaimed NBC sitcom “30 Rock” said. “We make the unpopular, difficult decisions — the tough choices. We land...