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  • It’s not the “conventional” definition, it’s the legal one too. Rape is a complex term because at the end of the day, it is most, above everything else, a crime. And a crime has statutory components that must be met to meet the burden of reasonable doubt. Rape is defined legally as a sexual assault [...]

  • drahill commented on the blog post People who say more good guys with guns is the solution lack firing neurons   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    That’s not the point that Tom is making. He’s making the point that suicide results from mental illness or distress and that the lack of a gun in the home, given the determination of the actor to die, likely would not deter them; they would select another method. Point out to me where he says [...]

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  • drahill wrote a new blog post: The Right to Choose for the Mentally Ill   5 years ago · View

    As a regular reader here, I know that mental illness is not a foreign topic to these boards. In fact, it comes up and is addressed with some frequency. I have encountered a great deal of diversity of thought among my feminist-identified friends when it comes to how to talk about mental illness. I have [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: No Vice Taxes – Why Is Food Policy So Classist?   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    I’ve written about my family on these boards before, but in the past few days, they have journeyed from our tiny town in Montana to visit me in Los Angeles, where I currently reside. My mother and youngest sister were walking down the street with me. We were in the park and sat down on [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: Mama Said Knock You Out: Fighting’ Feminism   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    I have always been aware that feminism, and those who hold feminist beliefs, is deeply linked to many tenants of non-violence and a majority of women I know who identify as feminist also embrace the ideas of pacifism and non-violent living. And that’s a admirable thing, which I respect them greatly for. However, it’s become [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: What’s Wrong with Rednecks?   5 years, 7 months ago · View

    There’s been something weighing on my mind quite strongly, and I just thought I’d throw it out here and see some the thoughts I get back. Well, here goes… I am a redneck. I am from an extremely small town in western Montana (pop. Less than 600 people). Up until I left to attend school [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: So What’s In A (Boy or Girl) Name?   5 years, 10 months ago · View

    I know feminists devote a lot of energy and time to thinking about how people have a tendency to “gender” things (and why they shouldn’t be at all) but this last week, I sort of got a short introduction into what may be the hardest things we have when it comes to un-genendering… our names. [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: Breastfeeding vs. Women’s Health: So Which Wins?   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    I have been mulling over this for a few days, since the incident occurred, and I am still trying to formulate answer as to what I think the best response is. I am part of a group that is comprised of people with varying mental disorders – this is through my therapist’s office. One of [...]

  • I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, and I finally got around to posting on it, which is good. I have many friends who are conservatives and a good number who are conservative to moderate women. I also belong to a rifle range where I like to go and shoot sometimes. Through both [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: It Really Is Just a Belly Button Piercing!   6 years ago · View

    Ok, I have a confession to make, one that seems very inconsequential, but for some reason has gotten me some very strong responses from people – feminist and non-feminist alike. Allow me to state some background before I begin… During high school and college, I got a few select piercings – I have 5 my [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: What Happens When All You Have Are Sisters?   6 years ago · View

    I don’t think this is a HUGE issue, but it just annoys me to death, so here goes… I am one of 5 children that my parents had. All 5 are girls, ranging in age from 23 to 9. My parents are very content with this and have never expressed a desire to have it [...]

  • drahill wrote a new blog post: Undecided: Sarah Palin, Disability Rights, and Abortion   6 years, 1 month ago · View

    (warning: it’s freakin’ long!) I do not know who I am going to vote for. I am vote for Obama, but I may vote for McCain. Trust me, I know what an unpopular sentiment that is, especially in the progressive blogosphere. I expect to get criticized for it. But let me explain exactly how I [...]

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