Patrice Rankine

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A New Book on Lesbian Marriage Presents a Range of Voices

How do we resolve a problematic institution like marriage? Rooted in a less than ideal history of married women once being equated with chattel, anti-miscegenation laws and its current state of being only universally available to heterosexual couples, marriage still endures to mean something unique within our society. So, does one participate, hoping to reform […]

A Message to HBO’s ‘Girls’

So a couple of days late and multiple dollars short, I finally got to watch the first episode of Lena Dunham’s new HBO show. Unless you’ve been living under a rock – in which case you’ve missed being gleefully assaulted by all the marketing and preemptive opinion pieces about what exactly Ms. Dunham is trying to […]

Manentine’s Day: Dating Just Got Dumber

Hey, ladies, how are you planning to spend March 14th, 2012? Won’t you join me in being repulsed by misogyny’s latest invention, Manentine’s Day? Manentine’s Day is the latest in a long line of ordinary words that have been reclaimed by men (I’m thinking of guyliner, mantyhose, and mansplaining as only some of the examples […]