I've been fascinated by the dust-up over "trigger warnings" that's inched across the feminist blogosphere this week. "Trigger warnings," for the uninitiated, are warnings placed before blog posts that touch on certain subject areas (or particularly graphic presentations of them) that could possibly "trigger" the past trauma of a survivor of sexual assault or abuse. [...]
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I'm honored to have been skewered in Greater Greater Washington's local-transportation-themed April Fools entry, which imagines my feminist critique of a proposed D.C. streetcar system. Never thought I'd type that sentence. After reading a bit into the entry, I thought to myself, "Wait, did I say this?" before realizing that I'm a dumbass. To be [...]
In an e-mail last week, Sexist reader Ari Sahagun wrote in objecting to some "incongruous" advertising accompanying a Sexist blog post. She writes:
So I was reading some articles in The Sexist blog; mostly about feminism, women's rights, women's issues, etc. I came to this page, where I was shown an ad about weight [...]
The City Paper's Best Of D.C. issue hits stands today. Pick it up! On a personal note, the yearly Best Of issue gives me some wiggle room to write on my non-Sexist-related interests. (Yes, I do have them, but they largely involve drinking). Check out my entries for Best Coffee Shop, Best Dive Bar, and [...]
The Relationship-Ending Line: The statement uttered by your boyfriend or girlfriend, casual hook-up or spouse, longtime crush or friend-with-benefits, after which nothing between you could ever be the same. The Relationship-Ending Line is the moment that it becomes clear—whether immediately after the phrase exits your partner's lips, or in retrospect after years of denial—that this [...]
Yesterday, I asked Sexist readers for the worst pick-up lines you've ever heard, and boy did you deliver. Your would-be suitors have tried everything from "I'm Tony. I have a dildo this big [holds hands an improbable distance apart] that vibrates in 17 different directions, and when you're done, you can light your cigarette with it" to "You [...]
Yesterday, I received a copy of Julie Klausner's new dating memoir, "I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated" in the mail from Amazon. Actually, I received two copies of Klausner's book—I seem to have made a horrible misstep in [...]
The Washington City Paper's Best Of D.C. reader's poll debuts today, and we're inviting District residents to file their favorites in the worlds of food, drink, shopping—and, of course, the commercialized end of sex. Need some inspiration? Let's revisit some ghosts of Sexist past for possible nominees in the poll's sex-related categories, from Best Strip [...]
The Sexist is out today; I'll be back posting on a regular schedule tomorrow. In the meantime, occupy yourself by perusing all of the Sexist's groping coverage in one handy spot: Check out our groping page here.
In need of a more servicey approach to the Sexist's groping series? Here's a collection of sexual assault resources for victims of groping—and everyone else.
KNOW THE LAW.
D.C.: Groping is sexual abuse. In D.C. unlawful sexual contact is defined as: "touching with any clothed or unclothed body part or any object, either directly or through [...]