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  • kmcakes commented on the blog post A Personal Open Letter to a Dear Friend   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    It’s interesting you mention religion because the friend who I had in mind when I wrote this was someone I respected as a deeply spiritual person. We meditated, chanted, sang prayer music and discussed spiritual issues together as our primary relationship. Even though our beliefs are ones that are from a tradition of Goddess worship, [...]

  • kmcakes commented on the blog post A Personal Open Letter to a Dear Friend   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    “Exactly to what extend does participating in what the mainstream deems acceptable a type of brainwashing to enjoy things one might not normally enjoy?” My point exactly. I got sick of not doing things I liked because they didn’t fit in with my political beliefs. I realized that I have to just live my life [...]

  • kmcakes commented on the blog post A Personal Open Letter to a Dear Friend   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’m absolutely not shocked that counter cultures have behavioral rules. This wasn’t about my personal choices. I wrote this with a friend of mine in mind to express my distaste for the hypocrisy I encountered in the culture of people we used to belong to. It was a group that said, ‘our shared morals are [...]

  • kmcakes commented on the blog post A Personal Open Letter to a Dear Friend   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Totally agree laiven. I think where I’m coming from here is that from my experience there is just as much pressure on women in sub/counter cultures to reject mainstream ideals; and it can be just as oppressive and alienating. It’s true that rejection of make-up, fancy clothes. shaving, etc is not institutional and doesn’t have [...]

  • kmcakes wrote a new blog post: A Personal Open Letter to a Dear Friend   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’m sorry, but you don’t know what it’s like. As wise as you are my friend, and as transcendent and connected as you are, you can’t understand. Our status as epitomizing the most loathsome human traits is ingrained into every girl since before she can remember; like some original sin that every girl has to learn to cleanse herself [...]

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