Gender stereotypes have been present throughout history but the timeline of gendered toys is surprisingly short. Until recently, pink and blue had opposite meanings as gender markers.
What if instead of slut shaming, we could proudly own our hard-earned right to pleasure?
On Valentine’s Day, instead of purchasing a symbolic gift, take the opportunity to rewrite your own relationship terms and reactivate your commitment.
Comedy legend Joan Rivers ripped through the comedy world with her razor-sharp jokes and self-deprecating humor.
In 1903, Elizabeth Magie filed a patent for The Landlord’s Game. The game had two sets of rules: one where players were rewarded when they bought up property and destroyed the competition, and one where players created shared wealth.
Over the years working in costume design, I ushered an actor through the Mississippi swamplands and was ushered through a Las Vegas casino via bodyguard.
Speed Rack’s Ivy Mix is one of those women who comes to mind when you think of the phrase “powerhouse.” She is an artist, in addition to owning one cocktail bar, tending another one and co-founding an international women’s bartending competition, which raises money for breast cancer research. Mix talked to AWT about achieving the right balance of work, play and YOLO.
Batman – poem by Leigh Lucas, a writer who lives in San Francisco. She is working on her first collection of poems.
Sid is standing on the shoulders of brazen, sex-loving giants. Please wouldn’t be there at all if not for the early pioneers who, starting in the 1970s, established the women’s sex toy industry as we know it, shattering many of the myths surrounding female sexuality along the way.
Jessica Walsh has gotten so good at breaking (and making) the rules, in fact, that she lectures on the value of play as a creative tool.
Look Ma, no hands! Many believe that The safety-first design of most U.S. playgrounds tends to stifle children’s independence rather than foster it. Now a movement to create spaces that actively encourage…
Shannon Burgess’s alter ego is a velociraptor named Ralph. Discussing her involvement in furry fandom, she explains how art, community and dressing up have shaped her life. I remember Shannon the way…
Alien Sex and the Quintessential Vulva Writer: Sara Cornish Editor: Allison Geller Artwork Courtesy of Tina Gong Meet two designers who are using games to explore sexuality Games aren’t just simulations or…
Divya Victor, an AWT contributing poet to the Play issue, fittingly wrote “This Whiteness is Bob Saget” on a dare. It rose from a conversation about racial fetishes and sexual identification, eventually…