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"@iaffmes I was going to send a message to thank you for the friend request, but cannot find the “send” button to save my life. Anyway, loved your post on pornography v. reality!" · View
  • marc wrote a new blog post: Citing unreported rape cases and honoring women’s experiences   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    (A note: while I recognize that sexual assaults happen to both women and men, I use the gender pronouns I do because rape is, indeed, a gendered epidemic that affects an overwhelming majority of women. If you disagree, all you have to do is look at the statistics; if you want to discuss pronouns regarding [...]

  • marc commented on the blog post Defending the Rights of the Women Who Defend Us   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Very important issue to take on. Thanks. Although I would say we have to be strategic in our arguments when advocating bodily autonomy for military women. As a soldier, my biggest concern here isn’t that women are denied the rights to abortions (although as a feminist, it is my concern). Rather, this is an issue [...]

  • I sat there at the familiar coffeeshop basking in the presence of old friends and well-wishers, gulping down copious amounts of the bitter liquid while reliving memories with old friends and sharing thoughts with new ones, our conversations ranging from the Tea Party to our favorite foods to three-legged babies. As with most of our [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Brandon Marshall, gender violence and the unintended victims   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Advanced poker players use a technique called the “block bet” in which they lay out a small bet before an opponent they believe has superior cards will bet. They do this in hoping that the opponent will only call their bet, and thus allowing them to see another card at a cheaper price. Because I’ve [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Five reasons to ask for consent   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    So, I am starting a National Organization for Men Against Sexism chapter in the Orlando area and would like the focus to be, among others, mentoring and teaching young boys and men about consent. In this case, “consent” doesn’t apply to just sex, but also physical boundaries and the always-complicated first kiss. I am developing [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Solution to 11-year-olds getting raped? Dress codes   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Some things don’t need feminist deconstructions or applications of feminist ideas. This is one of those things. See the below link. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/16/texas-gang-rape-aftermath-florida-law_n_836841.html I don’t usually get outraged by the things politicians say, but this is a good opportunity for action. In the wake of the gang-rape of the 11-year-old girl in Texas, Florida State Representative [...]

  • marc commented on the blog post Just because they’re pro-life doesn’t mean they’re sexist   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I agree with your assessment on the views, within the feminist and pro-choice community, of why such things might be viewed as sexist. However, the grander point I was trying to make was that for even our movement, there are many, many people who are all too happy spreading rhetoric, in short soundbites, rather working [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Just because they’re pro-life doesn’t mean they’re sexist   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Nope. The title isn’t a joke. In fact, it’s been on my mind as of late. It keeps me up at night. It creates friction between me and the liberal activist friends whose circle I used to run in — and most of all, it increasingly brings my farther away from the liberal activism movement and more into in-party politics. [...]

  • marc commented on the blog post Why ending DADT must wait   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    Bookworm – thanks for furthering the discussion on other blogs. It’s much appreciated. As for your assertion of ending the rampant homophobia in the military – I would say that it’s not so much about just ending homophobia, but ending a hypermasculine culture that values and pushes for hetero male culture. This, of course, ties [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Christine O’Donnell’s pubic region, comprehensive sex ed and feminism   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    Prior to the elections, when the Gawker article regarding a supposed one-night stand then Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell had – to include claims that O’Donnell did not shave her pubic region, was published, it was met with a landslide of condemnation, from both the left and right. While feminists were justified in defending O’Donnell against [...]

  • marc commented on the blog post Why ending DADT must wait   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    CEK – got your point – I totally do, but I’ve got to correct one thing, because I think it’s dangerous for us to spread unsubstatiated rumors – no one in the military is doing any extra deployments because their sexual orientation is in question. In fact, we in the military view deployments as a [...]

  • marc commented on the blog post The Service Women’s Action Network calls Dan Choi out for his misogyny   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Thank heaven someone from the liberal community finally called Choi out for it. I’ve actually been really disappointd at feminist organizations for giving Choi a pass, especially with NOW who, hours after Choi posted that he apologized on his Twitter (preceeded by a Tweet moments before that claimed they can call him a misogynist, but [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Why ending DADT must wait   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    Earlier last month, when the Obama administration decided to challenge a ruling that effectively stopped Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, I was critical of it for not being in touch with the American public and its liberal voting base. I was wrong. After giving the issue much deeper thoughts, I’ve come to the conclusion that the White [...]
  • marc posted an update:   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    @iaffmes I was going to send a message to thank you for the friend request, but cannot find the ”send” button to save my life. Anyway, loved your post on pornography v. reality!

  • marc posted an update:   4 years, 2 months ago · View

    Hmmm. Is this where I am supposed to, like, post Facebook-style updates? Mine: ”Making political decisions based on Fox News is like making love based on porn.”

  • I woke up in Washington, D.C., Monday morning with the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” stuck in my head. Indeed the dreams of so many progressives had been achieved, and the changes President Barack Obama promised as a candidate had taken place. I could almost see the smiles returning to the faces of my fellow [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: My disenchantment with NOW   4 years, 6 months ago · View

    Have you ever been in one of those relationships in which you slowly realize that it wasn’t working out, even though you share many of the same basic values and when you first started the relationship, it almost seems as though you were never meant to be separated? As painful as it might be, you [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Romantic rejections, misogyny and a new masculinity   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    Perhaps one of the greatest beauties of living the “feminist lifestyle” is that it encourages those living it to be introspective, and examine life and gender politics through feminist lens. Such perspectives, it seems, can be applied to almost every situation in life – from the mundane of the romantic rejections that almost all of [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Fighting gender terrorism in Iraq – a US military failure   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    The buzzwords and catchphrases become tiresome after eight years – “the global war on terror,” “democracy,” and “because our freedom is at stake” – all the reasons Pentagon officials and White House residents cite as the to send more troops, first here to Iraq, and now to Afghanistan, to continue US foreign policies of quelling [...]

  • marc wrote a new blog post: Military entertainment promoting rape?   4 years, 10 months ago · View

    This upcoming Christmas will be the 2nd holiday season I will have been deployed overseas in support of this so-called War on Terrorism. The first time I was here, I was a younger Soldier, and did not know much about the feminism that I eventually found and grew to love. This time, back and armed [...]

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