Feminist pastry party: Celebrating non-heteronormative relationships with baked goods!

Guestpost by Chae-Bird on Oct 23rd

When life hands you lemons, make rainbow sprinkled cupcakes.

My good friend Matt brought this Jezebel article to my attention a few weeks ago. If you have no desire to read it or watch the video (I completely understand), the run-down is that this man leads Christian-based sex education lectures, and has some interesting ideas about how gay people have sex.

Now, while I respect everyone's right to their beliefs, I personally find the belief that homosexuality is wrong, shameful, and unnatural to be abhorrent. So when I got to the part of the video in which the lecturer explained his views on homosexuality (using carrots and doughnuts as metaphors for male and female anatomy, respectively) by stating that "men were not created to sword-fight and women were not created to have pastry parties," two thoughts immediately occurred to me:

  1. Is that how he thinks gay men have sex?
  2. A pastry party sounds like a freaking fantastic idea!

I invited a bunch of my queer, lesbian, bisexual, and ally friends over for a Pastry Party, where the wine flowed, cookies and cobbler were baked, and conversations about sexuality and heteronormativity were had. It was delightful…

Just because we don't support dogmatic heteronormative gender roles doesn't mean we don't love aprons.

Making pumpkin snickerdoodles with pumpkin spice kisses on top.

Peach cobbler.

Chocolate-covered cherry cookies getting covered in ganache.

Butterscotch and peppermint chocolate meringues.

Ponyo was pretty excited about all the food

Eating and talking.

Everyone went home with a cookie sampler plate.

Of course, after everyone cleared out, I realized that all I'd eaten all day were cookies and cobbler… and also that "pastry party" is my new favorite euphemism for lesbian sex.

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Lasped anthropologist-cum-burlesque housewife studying radiology and carving out a homestead in her Pacific Northwest backyard with her handsome husband, adorable corgi, fluffy bunny, and four backyard hens.