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Kalen T @tkalenb ?

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  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Texts to Emma Stone   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    No. Just no. While I fully support Dylan in her story and conviction and think Woody Allen should have beenre-investigated (if that was at all possible) and put through the wringer, what I don’t support is Emma Stone being policed for being a ‘bad feminist’ for working with someone who has not been convicted, who [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post A little more on Lorde, Royals, and Racism   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    I’m torn on this and my thoughts are jumbled, because this is such a huge, HUGE topic. I don’t agree with assumption that the mentions of Cristal, Maybach, and Cadillacs automatically make it racist, but I feel like I am also be missing something vital, because, well, I am a stupid white girl at times. [...]

  • Likewise, thank you for bringing this to attention. Additionally, if anyone has the means or time, I highly recommend doing a take-down of Alexander Baron’s Op-ed “A Straight Look at the ‘Rape’ of Landen Gambill”. He’s got all sorts of victim-blaming and misconceptions about abusive relationships and rape. You know, since he’s such an expert [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Is this #FirstWorldProblems video genius or exploitative?   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    It is a good question to be asking. At the same time, it does seem like the video is comparing apples to oranges and comes off as manipulative. It takes the idea that first world inconveniences (e.g. ‘I hate when my phone charger won’t reach my bed’) are ‘problems’. This is not a problem. Personally, [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post People who say more good guys with guns is the solution lack firing neurons   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    No. I have known people who have been suicidal who I have done my best to help in the past. Thankfully, they finally got the help and sometimes medication they needed. I am just so incredibly thankful that those who felt they could open up to me and let me know what was going on [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post People who say more good guys with guns is the solution lack firing neurons   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    I’ll admit, I’m very conflicted about this as someone still forming an opinion on the gun debate. What I’m not conflicted about is that Diaz did not deserve to die and that Sailors should receive the fullest punishment for his irresponsible and illogical actions. I also think there should be even harsher laws in place [...]

  • Feministing has been doing a great job bringing attention to this link between guns, violence, and masculinity. I think an even better thing would be to bring attention to the rampant misconceptions in gun culture about rape and violence these women writers are perpetuating . The disturbing part, to me, is not that they are [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post (Day After) Wednesday Weigh-In: Dating While Feminist   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    For myself, I find that being explicitly clear that I’m a feminist has led to some interesting meet-ups. For the most parts, I think it weeds out a lot of the people who I don’t want to be dating/meeting in the first place if they’re intimidated by a label backed up by their own stereotypical [...]

  • While I understand that infographics are meant to make their points in very direct, visual, and memorable manners, I do think these sorts of infographics could benefit from a break down and interpretation of the data they’re representing, as well as further discussion on researching rape/crime stats itself. According to their website, ” The purpose [...]

  • Rape has been a subject I have wrestled with for the past couple of years and continue to wrestle with even presently. Discussions with both ladies and gents, reading a range of personal accounts of rape survivors, reading from advocates for the end of rape culture, and dealing with my own reflections on a particular [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Well, you did dare to speak in public, so I guess you deserve this   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I second Rachel in this. Thank you for an awesome and thoughtful answer, Laura! It’s definitely given my brain more to munch on.

  • I’m afraid I would disagree that men, by mere virtue of being men, “are not oppressed by sexism and all it encompasses”. At the very least, they are not immune to experiencing it, even in spite of the privileges they possess by merely being born male. E.g. A male nurse might be passed over for [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Well, you did dare to speak in public, so I guess you deserve this   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I’m very much with the post up until the last two paragraphs, particularly the last. Call me short-sighted, but why is it so important that someone self-identifies as a feminist over merely being an advocate for equality between all genders? And what does it mean to identify as feminist? Is there some sort of litmus [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post New Romney ad geared toward women is a joke   2 years ago · View

    I do think it is misleading to say that “Romney doesn’t support equal pay, so single moms–you will earn less” simply because he does not support something like the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Act enables women to challenge instances of discrimination/unequal pay in the workplace by extending the statute of 180-statute of limitations. [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Marissa Mayer doesn’t particularly care for feminism   2 years, 2 months ago · View

    I think it’s very fair to acknowledge that Marissa wouldn’t be where she is if not for feminism, but as a woman – strictly by virtue of being a woman before any other role or identity in her life — does she necessarily have a duty and requirement to try and change that negative reinforcement [...]

  • Kalen T commented on the blog post Bomb planted at WI Planned Parenthood   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    Just a thought to keep in mind at the risk of alienating folks who are politically pro-choice but personally pro-life (I think of my mother when I write this), a number of folk I would also think would be equally appalled at this act of domestic terrorism as the most ardent pro-choice women. In the [...]

  • While I’m appalled that prosecutors would go for a first-degree larceny — especially for a woman who was homeless at the time — I daresay something to take into account is how the court system took these charges combined with more serious narcotic and drug charges, namely, three counts of the sale of marijuana and [...]

  • Kalen T became a registered member   2 years, 6 months ago · View

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