• amanda commented on the blog post “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    “I think my cynicism is partially a defense mechanism.”

    That’s so sad–but well put. It captures how I feel about this case too. I don’t want to get my hopes up because I’m afraid the outcome will only be more depressing than the situation already is.

  • amanda commented on the blog post Lady Gaga’s twitter confession: she eats salad when she wants cheeseburgers   2 years, 6 months ago · View

    Samhita, I agree with your point that ” if there is a cultural shame around talking about fitness it is because we are supposed to believe that the bodies of women in the public eye are attained somewhat effortlessly”. With that in mind, maybe we can see Lady Gaga’s point in a positive light–it shows [...]

  • amanda commented on the blog post Anti-gay teachers and the limits of the First Amendment   3 years ago · View

    I agree with Smiley and Nazza. I despise this teacher’s point of view, but I am also not happy with the idea of firing anyone just because they shared their crappy viewpoints on Facebook. I feel this way especially about teachers, who are often still (and historically have been) held to a different standard of [...]

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