I Teach Gender Studies and I Like It

Apr 01

Welcome to Things That Affect Us -


This blog will be devoted to posting personal, as well as submitted discussion topics about various articles, experiences, and other events that affect us on a personal level. Marriage equality, transgender equality, feminist activism and much more are all fair game for discussion. If there’s…

Mar 25

Demolition on Castle Street in East Baltimore

Mar 10

Emily Drabinski | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Advocates -

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Feb 14

LW Valentine's Day Edition 2014! -


It’s time. Crushes for the third year of the Librarian Wardrobe Valentine’s Day Crush Contest!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a nomination, and we are so pleased to see the excitement about this. We hope it has continued to be fun and plan to do this again next year.

Just like last time,…

Feb 11


Dec 18

Late is better than never...

I Got My Dad In a Box

The limits of pain; the creation of a unique desire

Dec 04

“We may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality…an ideality that can be distilled from the past and used to imagine a future. The future is queerness’ domain. Queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of the moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds … Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.” — In memory of José Esteban Muñoz, from his book, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (via nyupress)

Nov 18

The Conventioneer goes alpaca crazy - City Paper Blogs -