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Patriarchy: Origins, how to Think It, and Implications

Patriarchy means, in short, “men rule”; on this one thing, at least, any of the dictionaries or feminist sites you’ll find on a quick search can agree. Feminists can further agree that men have some sort of systemic advantage that grants them economic and political – social – dominance. There …

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Violation

When I first felt a compulsion to write a piece like this is difficult to pinpoint, but when it began to take shape was today, after I began reading Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays titled Bad Feminist. In short sentences, layered throughout her essays, she evokes her own experience …

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The Weight of an Eating Disorder

If someone asked me one year ago if I knew something was wrong, I’d have said yes. Something has always been wrong, something has always been off, far before the words were officially said, far before the diagnosis was officially handed out to us. Retrospectively, I don’t think there was …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 11/19/2012

Anti-gay, “pro-family” lawyer Lisa Biron has been arrested after producing child pornography by filming one of the apparently “several” teenagers she molested. San Francisco becomes the first city to cover sex reassignment surgery for all uninsured transgender residents! I’ve had the same thought: The Walking Dead has become a white patriarchy. …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 07/23/2012

Sad day: Sally Ride, the first female American astronaut, has passed away at age 61 from cancer. A victim of the Aurora shooting who was shot in the head not only survived, but experienced minimal brain damage, because of a tiny structural malformation in just the right place in her …

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