Not Just a Preference: Racism in Sex and Romance

I don’t care that you’re not into me, white boy number 3. What I care about is the racist practice and the racist structure that you uphold when you don’t like me for the color of my skin, and for the traits that are exclusively the purview of people like me.

To queef or not to queef?

by Amanda Woolsey Entering “queef” into Urban Dictionary, known ubiquitously as the only reliable search engine to accurately translate the youth’s vernacular, unveils the definition ​“​an expulsion of wind from the vulva during coitus; a vaginal fart. (​rumor has it that Thea can queef the alphabet.)”​ ​(On an anecdote, embarking on this adventure of queef­dom [...]

Tireless: Reflections on the Place of Gender Studies at the University of Puget Sound

by: Ryan Coleman I did not find a home here at Puget Sound, I found a home in the Gender Studies program. I came to this University fresh off the most difficult summer of my life. I started coming out as gay to friends and family without really understanding myself or my sexuality in a [...]

A Word From Our Faculty Advisor

Guest blog by Alison Tracy Hale, Faculty Advisor to Wetlands Magazine, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Department of English, at The University of Puget Sound Down the road from Tacoma is an exquisite place, the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. If you haven’t made it there yet, or experienced its glorious combination of marsh and sky, I highly recommend [...]

Your Questions, Answered!

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 28th, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. [...]

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring '14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 21st, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. [...]

Welcome to Wetlands!

Wetlands Magazine is a new literary and arts publication with a focus on questions related to sexual exploration and gender expression at the University of Puget Sound. Educational in scope and purpose, our intention is to be a sex and body-positive, inclusive, open-minded and safe space for respectful conversations about issues of sex and gender [...]