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Franzia Kafka @franziakafka ?

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  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Pantene says you can wash that sexism right out of your hair   4 months, 1 week ago · View

    Yeah, advertisers have been co-opting real politics and social issues in order to sell shit for decades. If I recall, some of the earliest “feminist” advertisements in the 70s were for cigarettes. Recently, advertisers have been targeting the gay community big-time. I feel less annoyed by this ad than that other usual advertising strategy of [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Dismantling the Dementor Theory of Rape   4 months, 1 week ago · View

    Totally agree. I’ve thought about this many times. I think this theory of rape is also often promoted by “our own” – traditional anti-sexual-violence folks and non-profits – in order to compensate for rape generally not being taken seriously as a crime. In the context of prevalent, fucked-up attitudes about men’s sexual entitlement, I can’t [...]

  • It is amusing that the only thing Republicans are able to bitch about re: Obamacare is the “technical glitches” – as though they are the foremost technological experts and advocates. Among them are some of the most ass-backwards, anti-technological people in government (vaccine-scare Bachmann and the “birth control kills the baby” wing). Also, our trillion-dollar-net-worth [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post It’s time for real chemical safety regulation   5 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    LOVE _The Story of Stuff_ and author Annie Leonard. Saw her speak on my campus. She is awesome and is doing important work.

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    Great and thought-provoking critique. I can only surmise that some of your barrage of comments is from the same goggled-eyed group of teenagers who thought it was necessary to attack Lorde when her song bumped Miley Cyrus out of the top chart spot. Perhaps some Peggy McIntosh’s “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” is in order. I’m [...]

  • “On Miley Cyrus, Ratchet Culture and Accessorizing With Black People,” http://jezebel.com/on-miley-cyrus-ratchet-culture-and-accessorizing-with-514381016

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Five problems with Dr. Phil’s tweet   8 months ago · View

    It appears that you missed the entirety of the author’s section #2, judging from your convoluted response.

    Also, “balderdash”? Good for you, Joe Biden.

  • Speaking of journalists who are too incompetent to research their news “experts,” an article on telemedicine abortion restrictions in USA Today this past week quoted batshit-crazy Troy Newman of Operation Rescue, which is basically a domestic terrorist organization that inspired the murder of Dr. George Tiller, as an important source on telemedicine abortion. It is [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Let’s talk about ‘rush boobs’   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    ” … women’s bodies are being used to boost recruits for an institution that often perpetuates sexism, racism, homophobia and white middle class privilege.”: I’m with you. Most frat members are not worth licking these ladies’ boots, much less having the privilege of seeing their tits. I have a good, simple message for all high [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Let’s talk about ‘rush boobs’   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    Frats are the squalid breeding ground for all of womanizing-douche mankind and don’t deserve so much as a middle finger in support. Good play with the non sequiturs about tattoos and the military or whatever, though. Logic that would be appreciated in any frat.

  • Were 60 of those 70 mentions on MSNBC from Rachel Maddow? She’s had excellent and comprehensive coverage of the uptick in anti-abortion laws. At least somebody on cable news understands how bad this is.

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post “It will be like having a doll in my arms”   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    “However, body autonomy goes both ways, doesn’t it?”: I’m sorry, as much as I support empowered teenagers and oppose the shaming of teen mothers, an 11-YEAR-OLD is A CHILD. Feminists cannot let their teen-pregnancy rhetoric get in the way of the fact that an 11-year-old girl is not physically equipped to carry a pregnancy. An [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post “It will be like having a doll in my arms”   9 months, 1 week ago · View

    This is like a horror movie that is also anti-choice Republicans’ wet dream. Still, we all know, if this 11-year-old was Pinera’s or some asshole Republican legislator’s daughter, he’d be hauling her to the nearest abortion clinic so fast it would make your head spin, not trumpeting to the news how his adorable baby 11-year-old [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Fat Girls are still being ignored by fashion companies   9 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    A couple years ago, I was heavier and buying plus-sized clothes. I absolutely agree that plus-sized stuff is matronly and ages you ten years. My mom, also on the fat side, accurately describes most plus-sized clothes as “tents,” and refuses to wear the shapeless items that are basically designed to hide your body ashamedly under [...]

  • I was thinking the same thing. So what new processes are they putting in place to ensure they won’t “accidentally not see” some other abhorrent thing in the future?

  • lol. Speaking of homogeneity: Is it just me, or do the two on the right look like the exact fucking same guy?

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    The implied “antidote” to women’s “inability to find a ‘suitable’ husband” is a 1950s style structure where women did not achieve outside the home or work as much as men – for women to go back to making less or to working part-time. Men are not asked to step up and adjust *their* behavior to [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out   10 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    While I find the fact that “women are now the primary earners for nearly half of American families with children” fine and well from a liberal-feminist standpoint of “women should have access to all the same opportunities as men,” I can’t help but wonder if this signals bad news for families’ wages and economic health. [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post “Hookup Culture” does not exist   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    “Making a claim that something is culture-based is effectively the opposite of pathologizing it, in fact, it’s a form of acculturation”: Sorry, this makes no sense. I have no idea how (1) placing something in the context of culture and (2) pathologizing something are mutually exclusive. Many types of cultures (or sub-cultures) are pathologized (gay [...]

  • Franzia Kafka commented on the blog post Real Housewife’s on-air racial slur   11 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    How do these sorry-ass women who refer to their boyfriends using racial slurs that mock their ethnic heritage manage to keep said boyfriends? I guess that’s a rhetorical question.

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