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Laura @zugasaurus ?

active 9 months, 1 week ago
  • Hey, I put together a transcript for the video if anyone is looking for one: Announcer: Congratulations! You’re running for office as a member of the Grand Old Party! Did you know that the 19th Amendment guarantees women the right to vote? And sometimes, they even try to run for office. Fancy that! But don’t worry, [...]

  • Laura commented on the blog post Gender essentialism and the feminist housewife   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    These articles get to me every time. While anecdotal evidence may not be worth much, this is something that has affected my personal identity and viewpoint throughout my life. I’m a woman. I am terrible with children. I don’t have any desire to be anywhere near them. I don’t know how to take care of [...]

  • To be perfectly frank, I was pissed when I read the headline to this story this morning. Why the hell are so many of our elected representatives wholly incapable of placing themselves in anyone else’s shoes? It should not be difficult to think, “Wow, what if that were my son,” without requiring it to actually be [...]

  • Jay, in response to your second point, I think it would be unwise to trust the findings of the university proceedings in light of the lawsuit being filed stating that those exact proceedings are in violation of Title IX. Besides that, universities are rather notorious for strong-arming students into going through the school’s system rather [...]

  • I can’t really pin down what irritates me about his comments. Mostly it just seems entirely unnecessary, that there’s no reason to attribute the tone to gender in the first place. If I had to make a list of things that influence writing style, sex/gender would probably be at the bottom (if it made it [...]

  • Laura commented on the blog post Teen boys also risking their health in pursuit of unattainable bodies   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    It is troublesome how eating disorders tend to be seen as a “teen girl” thing. My brother (now 24) became anorexic several years ago; we planned an intervention before he figured it out and said he would try to be healthier. Still, at about 5’10″ he’s still in the 130-140-pound range. It was really a [...]

  • Laura 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 don’t think it’s meant to be shaming at all. What’s problematic about the women you mentioned not identifying as feminist is that it contributes to the widespread misconceptions of what feminism is. The reason that that’s a problem is that the very simple ideas underlying feminism–ideas about equality and fairness–become “feminist” ideas. They get attached [...]

  • Laura became a registered member   1 year, 11 months ago · View

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