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  • Cat wrote a new blog post: A Letter of Thanks   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    This is a sort of therapeutic letter I wrote but never sent to the girl who reported the man who molested us.  I don’t know how to get in touch with her, and I can’t be sure she’d appreciate it if I did, but I thought I would share this as a sort of tribute to [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Birth Control and Long Distance Counseling   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Is there a planned parenthood clinic in her area? If so, they are generally excellent with patient care and respect as well as affordability. If her doctor will not discuss alternative birth control methods, this would be a good place for her to find a health care professional that will. She could consider lower dose [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Bella, Jacob, and Edward: The Threesome Cycle of Abuse?   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    “If, and only if, a girl thinks an abusive relationship, like the one depicted in Twilight, is “okay,” should we have concern the FICTION itself has become dangerous to them.” I disagree with this somewhat. I think that, especially given that our culture elevates, praises, and reinforces many of the same problematic relationship elements (popular [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Feministic approach to the gaming industry   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    It is not true that the main character of Dragon Age 2 has to be a male-you get to pick male or female. The difference in gameplay for a female PC and a male PC in dragon age is pretty minimal, so you do have the option of being a sarcastic (always the heavily favored [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Women in sport – why can’t women compete against men?   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    It is certainly not true that men do better on average than women in agility. Greater balance and flexibility are more common in women. Lower body size can be an advantage in things like ski jumping (where women often hold the world records) or diving. When put face to face to compete, women often win [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Childless by biology   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I think you are massively overgeneralizing the attitudes of mothers and fathers and people’s responses to infertility. Many men are absolutely devastated upon finding out they are sterile. And, any primary caretaker of small children, regardless of gender and actual bio relationship to the child spends a lot of time thinking about and interacting with [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post the alienation of queer identity   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I hate the “born this way” meme. It annoys the fuck out of me. We should not have to invoke a logical fallacy (Appeal to Nature Fallacy) or self medicalize to warrant equality and respect. It does not matter whether I or anyone else chose to be queer, because queerness is not inferior. It would [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Words I hate: “Crime of passion”   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I partially agree, natasha, as a matter of policy. I would however, make an exception where the victim has in the events leading up to the killing commited severe violence against the perpetrator or others close to them. If a sane rape victim kills their rapist right after the assault and it is not strict [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Words I hate: “Crime of passion”   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I disagree here. The etymology of this term “crime of passion” is an old British Common Law term and it did develop during a time when “passion” commonly referred to any very strong emotion, whether positive or negative. It is the term “passion” which has faced a change in meaning in more recently. Doctrines regarding [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Abusive is the New Sexy: Why Books like ‘Twilight’ are Dangerous   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I disagree with you that rebelous and morally complex is closely related to being abusive. ” extraordinarily thin line between rebel and jerkass” Not really, no. In stereotype form, clean cut conformist boys are not rapists and abusers, but in reality, they often are. Who is labeled as “bad boy” and who as “good guy” [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post “I learned to breastfeed at age 6…”   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I knew what breastfeeding was when I was six and my neice (whose mother also breastfed) has mimicked breastfeeding her dolls. While I agree with you that breastfeeding should not be presented as automatically superior to bottlefeeding and their are some problematic gender issues with the way the product has been discussed, breastfeeding is not [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post GLBTQ Sexual Assault Research   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    A comment. By asking only about the ‘most recent’ sexual assault, you may miss the most severe ones for the individual. Being groped on a bus ended up being discussed more than coercive molestation during childhood.

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Born This Way: What Makes a Gay Anthem?   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Gaga isn’t a straight woman. Whatever else I may think of her, I do not like to see her or other bi women’s identities erased or dismissed.

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Offensive Cartoon   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Yeah, the whole point of the joke is sexism. “Har, har, women can’t drive sticks”. Despite the fact that the majority of women in my hometown can do so (tractors are stick shifts, farm women know how to work them) and few men or women here in the city can. Also, most cars have had [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I wish that others in the US would get it through their thick heads that criticism does not equal censorship and free speech does not equal the right to be free of criticism. Free speech means that when you say sexist shit in you art, the government does not get to shut you down on [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Living The Dream (With A Man)   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    What a load of crap. Complementarism? Women’s ‘natural’ place? There is nothing in this entire post other than an anti-feminist rant about how you think women and mothers should fullfill traditional roles and should ‘naturally’ be happy. As if all women and men are the same and fall into your stereotypes and as if trans [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Vintage Sexism: Yesterday’s Headline Edition   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I can do all three, I guess womanhood has lost out now that I am genderqueer/non-binary trans. I can also make pies from scratch. But, seriously, some of these things aren’t bad all on their own, like basic sewing skills, but they are things that, if important, boys, girls, and the rest should be taught [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Icons, Superheroes and Fantasies a Feminist Can Love?   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    I will limit my comment to the first film based on the books, because that’s the only one I have seen and I have not read the books. I think what makes Lisbeth so compelling to me, when I don’t tend to like revenge flicks well is that she is actually a well developed three [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Anti-choice bf doesn’t fit the mold   3 years, 9 months ago · View

    What bullshit. ” because he feels that that life has a right” How does this man live without eating,? After all, plants and animals are life. If he got lice, would he keep them forever because they are life? Life alone grants no rights to anything, let alone the right to use a person’s body. [...]

  • Cathy Brown commented on the blog post Beginning to explore a neglected intersection   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    There isn’t dialogue when only one side is allowed to talk. What, atheists aren’t allowed to speak during you theism ass kissing sessions? That’s not a dialogue, it’s sitting around patting each other on the back. I do not like religion, I do not like faith, and I am not going to pretend otherwise. There [...]

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