annajensen
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annajensen
Oct 28
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I actually have a theory that Dracula was rather feminist for its time. Yes they go on and on about how darling and childlike and useless dear Lucy is (until she becomes sexy then she must be killed) but that mena! She has a brain as good as a man’s! She takes notes while the men are sciencing! Despite her frail Read more

Oct 17
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 Because he said so, and people give white men epistemic authority 

Oct 11
14

It’s weird how when racists get offended by being called racists they just prove it by acting more racist. I guess it’s because they’re racist.

Oct 11
8

All the neighbors said he’s the nicest guy 

Oct 9
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Awesome grandma! No wonder the city Christians wanted to straighten them out. Fascinating history.

Oct 8
3

Not the point of your comment but when you talk about early Appalachian Christianity are you talking about magic and mystical christian syncretism? I’m no expert but I’ve always thought Appalachian “magic” traditions were fascinating, with how they combine scotch/Irish religion with African and other influences. 

Oct 4
9

Your husband giggling...i have a nice husband too but that moment where you realize that EVEN THE NICEST GUYS don’t get how we have to live...that’s a cold moment.

Oct 4
2

No, this framing that it’s about life and unresolvable is a conservative framing. Of course a fertilized egg is alive. The question should be about bodily autonomy and whether people should be forced to risk their lives and health for others. Until the government implements mandatory organ donation from compatible Read more

Sep 25
1

Agree. This is the power of the “you know how I got these scars?” routine from the dark knight movies. The story changes every time. It doesn’t matter where he comes from, only that he’s here.

Sep 22 2019
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Yeah there’s this weird crossover area between trump supporters and Bernie supporters, even though their platforms could not be more different, where I guess uneducated white jerks can worship at the altar of a charismatic older white man. Nothing else will do!

Sep 21 2019
7

My sisters in law (white) adopted her daughter (black) and has spent the last few years studying how to braid and style black hair, and it’s been interesting to hear her experiences. Mostly positive, she’s received a lot of support from the black stylists she’s learning from. One thing that stuck with me is her saying Read more

Sep 21 2019
8

Wtf? You’re out of line. 

Sep 19 2019
2

Yes! When I first read it I was still a budding feminist and I thought, well all that is a bit much. But then I realized every bit of it has happened before, or is happening now. It really broke off some of my blinders and complacency re: what is possible. 

Sep 17 2019
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You correctly felt violated because your discomfort and non consent is part of what was turning him on, which I’m sure you sensed. Public masturbation, especially targeting people to let them know you’re doing it, is predatory behavior for sure.

Sep 16 2019
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Justice Kavanaugh says it’s fine 

Sep 10 2019
41

i’ve been fascinated with the woman in white trope ever since traveling to mexico and learning about la llorona. i see her as a symbol of the violence that is done to women, a haunting of the conscience for men in patriarchal societies who know they’ve done something wrong and caused pain, but prefer to keep that pain Read more

Sep 10 2019
19

Sorry I’m gonna object. Coddling creates entitlement for sure but the boys are growing up to mimic what they see in society and what is played out in their home, their fathers’ behavior in particular. Women can be complicit in the sexist system no doubt but I want to resist putting the majority of the blame on them Read more

Sep 10 2019
13

Yeah that seems ripe for litigation, although it sounds like this poor family has enough to do just trying to get their daughter to be allowed to swim on the team like the other girls