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The problems with “nice guy” syndrome

July 8, 2011
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¬†(While this could certainly apply to other groups of male-identifying persons and also non-straight persons, I’m going to focus this point on cisgender, heterosexual men.) As somebody who played an instrument in the low brass and was even low brass section leader in marching band for two years, and also as somebody who is aspiring to work in male-dominated industries (web design, academia) I have been lucky enough to meet a variety of men and get to know many different…

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Why I Am Going to Hell: All that jizz

January 28, 2011
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I’m clearly not stopping that whole “bad pun” titles thing. But if I did, would it truly be me? (Other potential title: “The other burning bush.”) It seems like the topic of porn (and delicious, wonderful sex, in a kind-of-related way) has come up a lot in my life lately. A lot of people like to ask me what my opinions of pornography are, probably because I am a woman, and I am a feminist, and I am vaguely interesting…

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That Ol’ “W” Word

December 9, 2010
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Anybody who is friends with me on Facebook already knows this, but it definitely bears repeating: Yesterday, I was listening to a sermon given by Kirk Cameron at the church that I grew up going to, Immanuel Baptist Church. The sermon itself was making me laugh, as it seemed as though half of the sermon was centered around himself. (He actually make the audience sing the Growing Pains theme song, and then went on to base his sermon around his…

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Royally Pissed

August 26, 2010

¬†Well, finally! A place where little girls’ dreams and ambitions go to die. Okay, that’s probably a bit harsh. I can understand that this ministry is seeking to help children by telling them early on that they should be focused on God, and that their identity is in God. But in my own personal opinion, not only does this perpetuate and indoctrinate young girls into the idea that their whole life is dependent on God, but it also uses feminine…

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