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Let’s Discuss: Good Men

29 Nov

Chloe: I don’t want to kill the buzz but this article has been floating around my newsfeed and I thought it was a good read.

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/dont-rape-vs-dont-get-raped-an-inquiry/

I wrote a typical Chloe diatribe on my Facebook (posted below) and will probably read the article again and think more on it — I want to give a disclaimer first and point out that I agree with mostly all of what the author is saying: I work with a community of men that has fundamentally changed my own feminism because I FEEL so much better now what it is like to be a poor (and/or) black/Hispanic man, at least in urban Westchester/NYC communities.  And I do not feel like these men are necessarily “my enemies” anymore — while a lot of them do horrible things (including rape and murder, oh god no) and should be held accountable, I wonder how many of them would make the same decisions were it not for the same system that encourages patriarchy in the first place?  Anyway.  But my main thing is that it reminds me of this blog I read awhile back about Schrodinger’s rapist.. lemme see… here it is!

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Let’s Discuss: SlutWalkNYC and Racism

5 Oct

Maureen: Really?

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Is something wrong with this picture?

16 Sep

Maybe I just have a dirty mind or maybe Learn Vest did a terrible crop job… But at first/quick glance, it looks like their tips for landing your first job after graduation seems to include being a hot Asian and taking it from behind.

Just sayin.

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Got PMS? Get Milk.

25 Jul

My husband asked me if I had seen/heard all the buzz surrounding the new and sexists got milk ADs today and sent me this wonderful link. The milk campaign compiles all the controversial tweets/fb posts/articles/ and video footage all wrapped up in one place with a bow. Apparently as of Thursday, they decided to stop running the campaign (formerly “Everything I Do is Wrong.org”) due to a bunch of pissed off ladies (and men).

They also link to a supposed study done about milk/calcium intake improving PMS symptoms but it all sounds like a bunch of bullshit. I eat tons of cheese, yogurt and cheerios DAILY and my period/cramps still suck to high heaven. So bite me California milk board.

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Laying Down the Parenting Law

11 Jul

A couple weeks ago, my friend Jess and I took my son to see Wild Ocean, a new IMAX movie playing at the Science Center in Baltimore. He was totally stoked to see a 3D movie (only his second movie going experience) and get a chance to be up-close and personal with sharks!

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Bon Iver: A (pretentious) album review

27 Jun

You know what I love more than pretentious music? Pretentious music reviews.

For the last couple weeks, I’ve been taking in the new Bon Iver record, Bon Iver, via NPR’s first listen stream and have really fallen in love. I could write my own record review, but why do that when hundreds of people have taken the verbose words straight out of my mouth?

Well actually, I would have probably just explained that it is a hauntingly good album that should be played straight though, on repeat. But other people’s thoughts are way more interesting. I bring you a compilation of the most amazingly pompous Bon Iver reviews (my personal faves are the underlined ones): Continue reading

To snip or not to snip: That, and other questions…

8 Jun

You know what (or who) I find obnoxious? People who want to tell you what to do with your own body. This sounds like familiar territory for sure. But I’m not talking about a word that rhymes with proportion, I’m talking about circumcision.

To snip or not to snip? To ban or not to ban? These are the questions. Continue reading

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