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Bringing Sexy Mac! Hurt People Who Hurt People

March 6, 2015

My birthday was a few weeks ago. Most people did not know because I hide the date on Facebook so no one can receive the reminder in their feed and feel encouraged to leave me a message on my Timeline. With such a limited Facebook fu...

BRINGING SEXY MAC! A Loving TDoR

November 21, 2014

There is a certain solemn immediacy with which I pause over November 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Started to memorialize the 1998 death of Rita Hester, a Black trans woman from Massachusetts, the texture of TDoR ha...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Wearing the pants

October 31, 2014

I want to open this piece by acknowledging that I’m speaking from a position of privilege. Within the queer community, white, cisgender men who identify as predominantly or completely homosexual and who are able to pass as st...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Destigmatizing pornography for the Internet generation

October 17, 2014

It’s time that we have the porn conversation. My goal for this column is not to suggest that one level of consumption of pornography is inherently better or worse than another. Rather, I’d like to ultimately suggest that we...

Bringing Sexy Mac! The male gaze and ‘All About that Bass’

October 3, 2014

From Destiny’s Child questioning if we’re “ready for this jelly” to Florida Georgia Line’s drooling over “them long tanned legs,” from Kanye telling women to “eat their salad, no dessert” to John Legend loving al...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Depersonalizing sex crimes

September 19, 2014

Due to some inconsistencies in our Bringing Sexy Mac schedule, it looks like I’ll be filling in this week. I considered what to write about for this week, but given recent events, there really was no choice. I feel inevitably co...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Happiness as a Process

May 2, 2014

“I believe that happiness is a process.” During the Senior Farewell dinner for the Bonner Community Scholar Program, April Bethea, ’14, began a reflection on her four years here at Macalester with this line. As the year ...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Exploring the Contours of Consent

April 25, 2014

*Whether it be within race, goodness, gender, sex, success, or just about anything else, I do not put much weight behind binaries. Learning about the gray areas in even my most fundamental of dichotomies has been humbling, an...

Bringing Sexy Mac!: Recognizing everybody’s value

April 18, 2014

I don’t make it a secret that at any given time, I have any one of my “personal projects.” Over the past few months, I have focused on how I do and, more pressingly, don’t engage my communities for support. I framed th...

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