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A Spanking of Monkeys. More on GoT

I’ve written before about my distaste for Game of Thrones and how it makes me sad because I want to like the story. Quite a few people have found my blog for searching for “I hate Game of Thrones” or … Continue reading

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Pregnant? No health insurance for you!

My husband may soon lose his job. Or he might not. We don’t know. He was awarded a grant in December that he was supposed to get money from in January. It’s now June and apparently they are still in … Continue reading

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Was that what I thought it was?

When reading feminist blogs, I often come across clips of women and men talking about what they do to prevent an assault. The women say they have a buddy, walk with their keys in their hands, and stay in well-lit … Continue reading

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feminism, facebook, and the first amendment

I heard about facebook sometime in early 2005. At that time, I already hated MySpace, so I didn’t know why I needed another social network to not use. I remember trying to create an account around the time of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Wikipedia sux

I won’t try to hide my hatred of wikipedia. Ok, fine, I like it as a consolidated database for just about anything and a good place to start a research project. But there are inherent problems with the idea of … Continue reading

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Gender in speech

I’m not well-versed enough to be able to comment intelligently on this piece from NPR about the use of a gender neutral pronoun, though I’m fascinated by it. Apparently, middle and high school aged students in Baltimore are using the … Continue reading

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Why do we have trouble recognizing even fictional accounts of rape?

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about the TV show Girls and their was that rape scene? a month ago. I don’t watch the show, so I can’t comment intelligently on it. I am, however, newly obsessed with Once Upon … Continue reading

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Prompts for the Promptless – Ep. 8 – The Roe v. Wade Litmus

Prompts for the Promptless – Ep. 8 – The Litmus. Rara’s prompt asks us to describe our own litmus test or consider its flaws/benefits. It’s unoriginal, but here’s mine: I judge you based on how you feel about Roe v. … Continue reading

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I have no words for how awesome this is!

A dad reprogrammed his daughter’s Donkey Kong game to make Mario the plumber in distress and Pauline the heroine.

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Discrimination 101

By now, I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the pregnant woman fired from her job at a college in San Diego for having engaged in premarital sex. If you want to read more, here’s a link. Or … Continue reading

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