Monday, August 11, 2014

When not on WWPD...

This week I'll be guest-blogging, alongside Elizabeth Nolan Brown, at the Dish! Introductions here, gratuitous young-Keanu reference and more here.

Posts specific to Japanese from-scratch cooking and Pinterest avant-garde fantasy shopping may just appear here, but you never know.

5 comments:

Flavia said...

Wow! Hitting the big time.

Often I just skip the days that Andrew has guest bloggers, so I'm doubly pleased to see you there.

Phoebe said...

Thanks Flavia! And don't skip! These ones should be good, and I say this not entirely out of self-promotion I assure.

Andrew Stevens said...

Read about your controversy on Andrew Sullivan. I both agree with you and (very mildly) disagree with you. You are definitely right about the difference in treatment with men and women and I have long suspected you were right about the origin of this difference in belief (male "sexual fluidity" appears to be smaller because men have traditionally felt more of a need to be heterosexually performative).

Where I (very mildly) disagree is that I don't believe Dan Savage should have pointed out to the woman that she was possibly lesbian. (I guarantee she doesn't need him to point out that possibility for it to occur to her. If she's rejected it, it's because it's not true.) I do completely agree that he probably would have pointed out to a man with the same story that he should consider if he were gay, but that's where he would have been mistaken.

It is not at all uncommon for bisexuals to fixate in their fantasy lives, sometimes for extended periods of time, sometimes not, on the gender they are not currently having sex with. It doesn't mean they've suddenly turned completely one way or the other.

Andrew Stevens said...

Just to be clear, however, I certainly don't agree with the people accusing you of "bierasure" or whatever. That's just silly manufactured outrage. However, I also can't imagine why anyone, even someone silly enough to write in to Dan Savage, would be interested in his cogitations on their sexuality.

Anonymous said...

Enjoying the Dish even more than usual. I love Andrew, but new voices and perspectives like PMB and ENB are welcome. JM