Monthly Archives: September 2010

Stone Butch Blues, Words as slurs

I just finished reading Stone Butch Blues today – what a fascinating book!  It covers a broad period of time in the life of the main character, Jess, and really gave me a feel for what it was like to … Continue reading

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Prostitution, or, I have read Commencement too many times

Another fun family dinner with the neighbors. Mr Neighbor: “I think prostitution should be legal.” That is all.  I don’t need to include the rest of the conversation.  But I think that one might want to think of the issues … Continue reading

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Mini-rants, then book talk

Mini-rant 1. my dad thinks going vegan is something teenagers do as a way to rebel against their parents.  (Note: I am neither a teenager nor a vegan, but my “rebellious” cousin once was a teenage vegan, for a short … Continue reading

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Heteronormativity, patriarchy, objectification. The usual.

Tonight, some neighbors came over to eat pizza and watch a movie with my family!  A husband and wife – family friends.  After the pizza, fruit was set out, and men happened to be the topic of conversation.  As I … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words.

Can I just start of list of things I am tired of hearing, right now: “Adam and Steve”  – What am I supposed to be convinced of when someone says, “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve?”  I know that … Continue reading

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