Posts Tagged: Sex


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: On Madness and Mad Men


In my eight years as a Mad Men fan, the series has repeatedly prompted me to reflect on parenting. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Melissa Gira Grant


Melissa Gira Grant talks sex workers’ rights, labor politics, the novelty of women’s sexuality, and her book, Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Thunder, Thighs


Over one third of the women in my survey had been called “Thunder Thighs” at some point in their life. Many were still haunted by this. None of them interpreted “thunder” to mean “power. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies


Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind. ...more


Fresh Comics #4: Making Babies!


Aside from defecating or having sex, giving birth is one of the most common life experiences. Half of the world’s population is capable of doing it and every single one of us has been through it, even if we have no memory of it.




The Rumpus Interview with Susan Shapiro


Susan Shapiro discusses her latest novel, What’s Never Said, her Instant Gratification Takes Too Long teaching method, and new anti-dating rules between faculty and students at universities such as Harvard and Yale. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Isaac Oliver


Isaac Oliver, author of Intimacy Idiot, talks to us about Grindr, OkCupid, different forms of intimacy, and being single in NYC. ...more

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Queen of Decay


I wish it had been: Amy was a brilliant and tortured artist. Lets explore her brilliance. Let’s watch her perform. ...more

Kill Them All


Arielle Bernstein, Rumpus Film/TV/Media and Saturday Editor, writes about Rihanna, bitches, and blood over at Salon:

Women are raised on images of toxic masculinity just like the men around us are. Many of us also played “Grand Theft Auto” and watched great films featuring tons of sexualized violence against women: “Last Tango in Paris,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Goodfellas,” “Wolf of Wall Street” —the list goes on and on.



The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Sarah Hepola


Editor and writer Sarah Hepola talks about her new memoir Blackout, how gender affects alcoholism, writing about female friendships, and the writers who've influenced her. ...more

Honest About the Body


At the Guardian, Sarah Hughes profiles young adult author Louise O’Neill, whose novels Only Ever Yours and Asking For It have received acclaim for embracing “dark themes” surrounding body image, sex, and social media:

When I wrote Only Ever Yours it was at a time when I was so sick and tired of feeling shame around my body and so weary of fighting the fact that women are seen as less in so many ways.


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The Rumpus Interview with Maggie Nelson


Author Maggie Nelson talks about matrophobia, “sodomitical maternity,” breaking down categories between genres of writing, and her new book, The Argonauts. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Review of It Follows


It Follows interrogates its patriarchal ancestry and forges a unique and clever film in the process. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: All Bodies Count


Personal representation weighs heavily on the disabled because we don't often see each other out in the world. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Pussy Noir


Jason Barnes talks about performing burlesque, genderfuck fashion, naked contortionists, and “being above gender” as his alter ego Pussy Noir. ...more