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active 1 year, 8 months ago
  • sark wrote a new blog post: MESSAGE makes me happy   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    I was recently pointed to this website , by a male gamer, and may I just say that I am pleased? I’ve experienced some of the smaller forms of sexism in the pen and paper RPG community once or twice, but I’ve heard from people for whom it has been far worse, and it’s refreshing to see [...]

  • sark commented on the blog post Brother bully   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I’m afraid I don’t really have anything to add — the first comment gives much better advice than I could — but I wanted to say that I admire your bravery in standing up for your nephew and hope you will stand up for yourself, too.

  • sark commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist GIF   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    I don’t have the whole story, but going just on what’s here, I have to disagree. Someone who has the strength to, trust women to make the decision of whether to have an abortion for themselves, despite personal misgivings, is all right in my book. This may not be what’s going on in this particular [...]

  • sark wrote a new blog post: “Do you want me to pay for dinner?” and other awkward questions   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    An interesting point was recently brought to my attention by a male friend: it’s hard to respect someone’s expectations about things like going dutch and gestures like holding doors open when you don’t know what those expectations are, but asking about them can be awkward and come off as rude. When you’re dating in a [...]

  • sark commented on the blog post Is it really so bad?   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    It seems to me that your date isn’t very culturally sensitive. Even if she disagrees with you on whether gender specific manners are sexist, she should respect that for you, they are a sign of respect, or at least be willing to discuss it. Unfortunately, some feminists tend to be so on the lookout for [...]

  • sark wrote a new blog post: Privilege and Literature   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwWp9RlkG4g Watch this video .  Seriously, watch it. It is the best  explanation of privilege I have ever heard.  Though it begins with a discussion of the video game related incident posted about by Feministing community member inallsincerity   here, the meat of the video is an impassioned discussion of how privilege effects people’s experience of literature. The video maker discusses [...]

  • sark commented on the blog post Taking a Third Option on Abstinence   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    I first want to say that I completely agree with you on the heteronormativity thing. You’re right, and I should have addressed that in the post. As for abstinence having a “98% failure rate,” I have to disagree. That’s like saying that condoms have a low success rate if people don’t actually use them. Abstinence [...]

  • sark wrote a new blog post: Taking a Third Option on Abstinence   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    When I was around thirteen, I had my first encounter with an abstinence advocate.  Her name, I believe, was Casey, and she was a revelation. Sitting among the other middle schoolers, I was convinced I knew all the answers.  I was one of those kids who took what was said in health class to heart, [...]

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