• nazza commented on the blog post “I’m having an abortion on Saturday.”   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    One of my sisters had an abortion about ten years ago. I wasn’t informed of it until after the fact, and I appreciate her having the courage to tell me. Because I will never know for sure, many of the details will not be known to me or to others. I do remember that she [...]

  • Truthfully, I think big studios are going for the low-hanging fruit. File sharing has drained them financially and they want to go for the easy sell. No one I know regularly goes to the theater like I did every Friday in high school and college. You can get just about whatever you want on Netflix.

  • nazza commented on the blog post Happy Birthday, Laverne Cox!   4 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    We are both natives of Birmingham, Alabama. I very narrowly missed attending the same high school she did. We might have met there and I am thrilled for her success as an activist and an an actress.

  • nazza commented on the blog post Photo of the Day: Brown grads protest campus violence   4 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    I am glad to see student activism, but regret that it only seems to happen on any large scale at an expensive, Ivy League, heavily privileged college or university. I would have killed to have the kind of elite academic feminist experience than many do.

  • nazza commented on the blog post “I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    1. It’s all about the money. 2. When I was in college, an early admission student, a young woman who was fifteen at the time, was sexually assaulted numerous times by football and basketball players. It took over a year for the severity of the offenses to become known, and even then no athlete was [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post How many more times is the media going to fall for GOP Obamacare lies?   8 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    I think that the media wants a perfect program with perfect implementation. And I also think it is deeply disappointed at how limited many of President Obama’s proposals have been and how ineffectual his leadership has been. We had our hopes up, and now it would be normal to feel let down.

  • Reading that article gave me a headache. Tell me again what he was saying?

  • nazza commented on the blog post But what about Syria? Why talking about Miley matters   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    I think we often get tired of hard news and see soft news like Miley as a great escape. My partner comes home from work every night and always puts on something banal. It bothers me, but we’ve hammered out a truce over the years. I watch something appropriately serious and thought-provoking, but my partner [...]

  • Though I no longer live in Birmingham, Alabama, I have noticed the sad decline of the New Women/ All Women clinic on Southside. It is the same clinic that Eric Rudolph bombed in the late 1990′s. I happened to be downtown at the time that crazy morning. I will never forget how the explosion reverberated [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post Washington D.C. tries to stop Wal-Mart from ruining its city   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    areas of the District rather. I sometimes type faster than my brain can catch up with it.

  • I wish we could see all human life, regardless of gender, as precious and vital. If we felt that way, there would be fewer wars. We wouldn’t have to see young children senselessly slaughtered to begin a long-delayed national discussion on gun control. In a perfect world, it wouldn’t matter how old, what gender, what [...]

  • nazza wrote a new blog post: Feminism’s nervous embrace: male allies   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    The stated agenda of many feminist groups is, plainly put, to empower women. Due to unbalanced gender dynamics, wherein most participants are female, attitudes towards men and male allies have been often contradictory and sometimes strained. Never of a sufficient quantity to band together in solidarity, the presence of self-identified male feminists is often short-lived. [...]

  • nazza wrote a new blog post: The Southern Belle ideal   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Regional identity may not hold the same prominence it once did, but its distinctions are often extremely pronounced. Since I’ve lived elsewhere, I’ve been able to attain some needed distance and perspective. I still feel as though I am a foreigner, living in a strange land, one with very different societal priorities. Though it has [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post Anti-Feminist Mailbag: F(emin)isting Edition   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Can men fist too? I don’t want to be left out.

  • nazza commented on the blog post Book review: Delusions of Gender   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    You’re totally right about that. I think my Mom’s rationale in forbidding me toy guns was geared both toward gender equity and also to not encourage violence. I didn’t write about the violence aspect because it didn’t seem to fit with the subject. It’s funny that you mention that you were just as interested in [...]

  • nazza wrote a new blog post: Book review: Delusions of Gender   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    My mother is fond of telling a story. Her first child, she had me in her early twenties. Highly influenced by the Feminist thought of the 1970’s, Mom was convinced she would raise me quite differently. The first major challenge to her beliefs arrived not far into the process of parenthood. Like the little boy [...]

  • nazza wrote a new blog post: Movie review: Black Brown White   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Thumbnail The 2011 Austrian film Black Brown White covers a topical issue that has been prominent in German-language cinema the past few years, human trafficking. Director Erwin Wagenhofer is the latest to contribute to a chorus of cinematic reformers who are heavily critical of xenophobic attitudes. The main character, the truck driver Peter (Fritz Karl), hauls garlic and [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post A study in gender contrast and forgiveness   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    I’m seeking to stay very calm and very even-keeled in my responses. Friend, you are simply reacting to what I am saying. You really aren’t giving me the ability to explain myself. Do you think you would be less a person without your anger? All of us here are on a journey towards self-reflection and [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post A study in gender contrast and forgiveness   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    I promise you, I don’t think forgiveness should be automatic. I think we may be talking past each other here, because we’re not in disagreement. Words alone can be insufficient. If we were speaking in person, I think we’d understand each other better. To use your example about pedophiles, here’s my response. Any forgiveness I [...]

  • nazza commented on the blog post A study in gender contrast and forgiveness   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    Should forgiveness BE…

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