London’s Female Drag Queens

Vice just posted this awesome video, which I wanted to share with you. It’s about female drag queens and gender performance, which is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, after recently reading Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble, which was the first book to theorize that gender is a cultural construct, and that we’re all performing our gender all the time. 

Drag has been a gay man’s art for decades, but women can be queens, too :) I highly recommend this 8-minute doc about a group of super cool female queens in London, directed by Adri Murguia

9 Reasons Why Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is So Hot Right Now

By Kristen Cochrane //

It could be argued that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was always hot. Of course, by “hot” I mean that she was killing it as a law student, as a mother, as a lawyer, and as an Ivy League law professor during a time when this was really difficult to do as a woman. But Ruth is only getting hotter,  given that she’s an integral part in all the positive change we’ve seen made by the Supreme Court recently—most notably, legalizing same-sex marriage, the right to health care subsidies for eligible Americans under Obamacare, and deciding that Texas doesn’t have to allow Confederate Flag license plates,. Yay!
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Sex, Regret and Gender

I was on Huff Post live today, talking on a panel about how gender affects sexual regret. And this time I wasn’t just a floating head on a screen, but was actually IRL in the studio! Glamorous!

According to a new study, men and women have very different regrets when it comes to their sexual history. Not too surprising, I suppose. The study found that while men tended to regret the sexual adventures they hadn’t pursued, female participants expressed regret over the things they had done.

The most common regrets for women were:
1. Losing their virginity to the wrong partner (24 percent of respondents)
2. Cheating on a present or past partner (23 percent)
3. Moving too fast sexually (20 percent)

The most common regrets for men were entirely different:
1. Failing to make a move on a prospective sexual partner (27 percent of respondents)
2. Not being more sexually adventurous in their youth (23 percent)
3. Not being more sexually adventurous when single (19 percent)

Read more about the study HERE, and watch the 15 minute video above to see our discussion about it. Also on the panel were Eric Barry, creator of the ‘Full Disclosure’ Sex Podcast; Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller, social psychologist at Harvard University; and Rachel Klechevsky, a sex and relationship therapist.