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  • a commented on the blog post Pleasure Politics Part I: Employment, Economic Justice, and the Erotic   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    Reading this article comes at a perfect time for me, when I’m saddled with guilt for being unhappy in a decently-paying job. Thanks so much for sharing these thoughts that I feel like I’ve been trying to articulate to friends and family but not very successfully. There is a stigma attached to rejecting a form [...]

  • a commented on the blog post Today is Tuesday, September 11th.   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    This was a beautiful thing to read. I was in the seventh grade on September 11th; it was my second day at a new school. During our first period class we heard fire engine after fire engine racing down Second Avenue and my teacher wondered out loud, “Hm, do you think they’ll get there?” It [...]

  • a wrote a new blog post: TIME columnist says to get more sex, get her drunk   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Joel Stein’s latest column for TIME, ” Date Night, Notarized ,” was tolerable. It’s a good idea for couples to have a discussion about what each partner wants and needs. Stein mentions that he wishes to have sex more often:

    “I got about halfway through my first request, which required exposing my feelings and the deepest parts of [...]

  • a wrote a new blog post: Benefit for Abortion Access Dec. 8th!   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Hey, if you live in the NYC area, come to Legion Bar  tonight starting at 8! A friend and I have organized a benefit for the New York Abortion Access Fund. It’ll be an awesome night filled with punk rock, dancing, and if you want, beer. Brooklyn Brewery donated a keg, so we’ll have an [...]

  • a wrote a new blog post: Thoughts on Victim-Blaming   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    A few months too late, I became aware of a NY Times story published in March 2011 concerning the gang-rape of an 11-year-old girl in Texas. This fine piece of journalism was an example of victim-blaming at its finest, describing the girl as dressing “older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a [...]

  • a commented on the blog post Blackface on Campus   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    when I say that intent isn’t relevant, what I mean is that intent isn’t relevant in terms of how someone may react to it. If I see something and am hurt or upset or offended by it, your intent doesn’t matter: it hurt me, and my hurt is valid. What makes intent relevant is what [...]

  • a commented on the blog post Blackface on Campus   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    That’s a good question, and it’s one I’ve had to answer a few times over the course the past few days. As far as I’m concerned, intent is irrelevant. And there were, in fact, comments on the photos that indicated that by the time their faces were covered, there was an understanding of the racial [...]

  • a commented on the blog post Blackface on Campus   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Thanks ya’ll. The kids involved played dumb. Because the face paint started off with dots and X’s, it magically turned into blackface and they didn’t seem to understand why it was offensive but apologized for offending me. The conversation on their part was mostly excuses and no genuine apology or understanding. They got a slap [...]

  • a wrote a new blog post: Blackface on Campus   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailI’m a senior at SUNY Purchase, a small state school located just outside of NYC. Here is a letter I sent to my college’s president as well as other faculty and staff. I came across photos of students at my school who were at one point active in the GLBT community wearing blackface. Yet another drop [...]

  • a wrote a new blog post: “Termination”   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    Hi everyone – I doubt this is the correct forum in which to post this, but I’m not sure where else to post. I apologize in advance for that. I read the blog a lot but haven’t posted here before. If there is a more appropriate place in which to post this, please tell me! [...]

  • a became a registered member   3 years, 11 months ago · View

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