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Family Social Justice

Dress to Impress Everybody Else

August 9, 2011
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My heterosexual life partner recently landed his first well-paying job after completing his second Master’s degree program, suddenly launching him (and myself, by proxy) into the “upper-middle class.” Before this position, this man didn’t pay much attention to what he wore; while he never looked disheveled, his standard attire was an old t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers. He owned exactly two dress shirts, one polo shirt, and one pair of dress pants. Last weekend, after getting his first paycheck, he went…

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Science

My privilege is showing.

July 13, 2011

What I am about to write is important to me, and I think it’s very important to my blog for me to take note of my biases, my privileges, my experiences. I live with scientists, and have been posing the question to them recently: does your personal experience, your bias, your privileges, your experience, do these things factor into how you interpret or accept new data?” This is important to the field of science. And, turning it inwards, I note:…

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Blog Social Justice

Internet: conquered.

July 11, 2011

Well, I have finally made it, in terms of internet bloggers. Curiously, I did not feel that I had “made it” when I hit my official decade mark of blogging, nor did I feel it when I was interviewed for a book because of my blog. I feel it now because I was finally name-called on the internet. Apparently, I am “Bitchy, Entitled Feminist.” The best part of this is that, for some reason, I got referenced in a post…

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Social Justice

Topic du jour, July: Shaving

July 8, 2011

A few months ago, after I deleted my Facebook, I made a Tumblr in order to fill the void in my soul. Over time, the most influential blog that I followed became Sex is Beautiful. As ridiculous as this sounds, the first time I went on this blog I ended up crying after seeing a body like mine portrayed beautifully and positively. This blog also helped me attain the courage to get my first tattoo (that story will come later).…

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Religion Social Justice

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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Religion Social Justice

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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