Racism at Impulstanz

For those who have not know already, I have been spending the past month in Vienna Austria, fully immersing in Impulstanz Dance Festival, dancing/ watching dances/ talking about dances fifteen hours a day, seven days a week. A contemporary dance festival that is unmatched in its scale globally, Impulstanz prides itself in its progressivity and […]

Speaking Sex

To speak sex is not to speak about sex. Nonetheless, to speak sex is to require speaking about sex, but at the same time to not get caught up in the delusion of “speaking about sex”  as the ultimate goal of sexual liberation, if there is such a thing at all. Speaking sex demands more […]

Can Pornography Be Feminist?

Pornography appears to be the nemesis of feminism. It is an industry that is unabashed in its upholding of patriarchy and misogyny, blatantly banishing the figure of the woman to a commodity to be looked at, to be exploited for sexual pleasure, and yet the woman is the first one to be excluded as a masturbatory viewer/ […]

Pornpower

Yesterday, I read a “half-serious” article on Buzzfeed which celebrated the 10th anniversary of Pornhub (it is hard to be serious when talking about porn in a society that is so obsessed with the performance of sexual sterility… but also it’s Buzzfeed). Among some of the mind-blowing data quoted there, Pornhub now ranks as the the #44 […]

A Queer Survival Kit: Part III

This is a 3-part article on queer survival and queer politics. Part I: Art Part II: Gaydar and Sex Item 4: Failure Failure is perhaps the most counterintuitive tool that appears in my toolkit. Compared to the last three items, failure takes on extremely negative connotations and seems completely irrelevant to the queer survival project, […]