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  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Being Fat   4 years, 9 months ago · View

    I’ll get down to it. I’m fat. I weigh 240 pounds and wear a size 18. There’s no way around it. I’m fat. I’m not lazy. I don’t gorge myself on junk food and candy. I eat three meals a day and have snacks on occasion. Sometimes, I drink soda. But I’m fat. And it’s no [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: What Activism Really Means   5 years, 5 months ago · View

    So recently I’ve been active with our local Planned Parenthood. I’ve felt the need to become an activist for quite some time. I knew that being a feminist was more than just spewing rhetoric on the evils of patriarchy. It’s about making a difference and fighting patriarchy on the front line. But as I become more [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: To all those non- fat acceptance haters who posted yesterday…   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I know some people might not read this.  And I know that some people might flame me.  But dammit!  I’m mad!  No.  I’m Beyond mad.  I’m furious!  Samhita has often blogged about her weight issues and they are something I can much relate to and today’s Adipositive post wasn’t that different. Usually I find the whole [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: My male feminist friend bought into Men’s Rights???   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I’ll admit, I did too at first.  But thanks to this site, I’ve been able to see both sides of the issue and come to terms that patriarchy hurts everyone, even men. Gender equality is something I’m truly passionate for as a feminist because it’s good for both men and women.  Yes, being a feminist means [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Why is my period taboo?   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    Today at work, a co-worker called me out for being loud.  That typically doesn’t bother me. But instead of telling me to lower my voice, she was obnoxious and announced "You’re really loud!" while I was talking to a customer.  I was taken aback and took liberty of blaming nature.  "I’m a bit hormonal today," I [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Why is my period taboo?

    Today at work, a co-worker called me out for being loud.  That typically doesn’t bother me. But instead of telling me to lower my voice, she was obnoxious and announced "You’re really loud!" while I was talking to a customer.  I was taken aback and took liberty of blaming nature.  "I’m a bit hormonal today," [...]

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  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Something every feminist should support   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    As a college student, I found out quickly that it’s ok to have several passions.  Obviously, feminism is a passion of mine.  I’m in full support of gender equality and reproductive rights.  But last year another socio-economic movement struck a chord of passion in my heart: fair trade. For those of you who don’t know, Fair Trade [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: While feministing today…   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    So I was bored since I’m in my dorm and not at home on this fine Labor Day weekend, and decided to check out the links from various Feministing blogs. And then came across this lovely gem after taking a link to the lovely Loose…erm I mean Luce Ladies. On the whole man-hating thing, I guess they missed [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Dealing with Pro-Life friends pt. 2   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    First off, I’d like to thank everyone for their comments from the previous post. They were very helpful ^.^ Later that night, I ended up apologizing to my friend for calling her ignorant. After all, a small bit of politics isn’t worth friendship. She accepted my apology and further explained that she can’t help how [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Dealing with Pro-Life friends   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    I knew it was bound to happen.  I mean, she was Catholic.  I shouldn’t have pushed it.  But she wanted to be a feminist, and I wanted to prepare her.  So I brought it up.  I brought up abortion.  The conversation went as badly as I figured it would.  I argued with everything I could muster, [...]

  • aas711 wrote a new blog post: Coming out of the feminist closet: A thanks to Feministing   6 years, 2 months ago · View

    Okay, this is my first post so I doubt people will even comment, but I want to pour my heart out.  Growing up in a household of women, I guess I was destined to be a feminist.  My first bout with patriarchy was in the church, battling against a bunch of fundamentalists saying women should never [...]

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