Sex. Feminism. Lesbian Werewolves.

Posts made in December, 2010

My Art

Posted on Dec 23, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I always envied artists who were so committed to their expression they could tell the rest of the world to go to hell. Two years ago, I proudly joined them.

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Men Missed the Memo

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

One of the biggest lessons that the women's rights movements struggled to convey was that women didn't need to look to men for approval, affirmation, or a right to exist. These feminists believed that relationships with men could be founded on mutual respect, appreciation, attraction, interests, and fun, instead of the need for power or a sense of self-worth. Today, I realized that a lot of men missed the memo.

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Black Men and White Women. Towards a Peaceable Alliance.

Posted on Dec 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

It's easy to say that white women need to work on their racism, and black men need to work on their misogyny. But white women need to mend their internalized misogyny: their need to in-fight, to abuse sexuality as a pure commodity, to establish a hierarchy based on false notions of beauty and transient symbols of power. And black men can stop perpetuating the same falseness of "Beyonce" beauty myth, and avoid taking on the white man's power structure as a paragon of control.

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The Myth of the Absent Mother

Posted on Dec 13, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When you read a lot of fairy tales, the question tends to arise, "Where the hell is this girl's mother?!" The trope of the absent mother has became so integrated into modern fairy tales that is rarely even explained. Mother figures are fraught with symbolism for all genders, but particularly for women. But why? What is compelling about having an absent mother to these princess-driven stories? But why? What is compelling about having an absent mother to these princess-driven stories?

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Momentum

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The primary motivation behind my momentum? Fear. The fear that if I let it go too long, I'll give it up. I'll forget about it. I'll rationalize it away.

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