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#metoo Thoughts and Exhaustion

November 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

When the #metoo hashtag began after the outing of Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein as a serial, and apparently unrepentant, sexual predator, I added my voice to the growing tidal wave. I’ve been sexually assaulted numerous times, harassed, catcalled, objectified…you know, the usual. [...continue...]
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It’s Scary to Write About Some Things…

December 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

Photo via Bitch Media, by SPDP …but I wrote about them anyway, scary as they are. **Trigger warnings all up in this biz.** In the wake of the many allegations of rape, assault, and misconduct leveled against James Deen in recent weeks (as of my last count, there are now eleven women who say [...continue...]
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I Stand with Stoya, and All Rape Victims

November 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Well. Good Monday-after-Thanksgiving, everybody. I suppose. I took a few days off the Internet over the holiday to spend time with family, and when I came back… Basically I need to learn that taking time away from the Internet is deeply relaxing, but coming back is a horrifying experience [...continue...]

But Seriously, Why IS Nobody Talking About Cytherea?

March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cytherea, I am a feminist...I am so deeply, deeply sorry about what happened to you, and I am even more sorry that the way I learned about it was by way of hateful groups of people who seek to leverage your experience to support their personal politics. [...continue...]

Christy Mack: Thoughts And Upsetness and Bravery

August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am grateful to Christy Mack for having the courage to speak up and bravely show photos of the results of her assault--so often these kinds of domestic attacks happen in the shadows. Women, and all victims of abuse, are often afraid to speak up or have been convinced by the world that it is somehow their fault. Her willingness to show her injuries and to talk to the world about what happened shines a light into an often-dark corner of the world that affects so many. [...continue...]

A Rant

January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a conversation last week with Anna B. Volk about America’s fascination with understanding bad guys. It started with my fears about the upcoming live-action movie about Maleficent, the villainess from Sleeping Beauty. I’ve been a fan of Maleficent since I was a child because she [...continue...]

Thinking About Consent Again: What’s the Best Model for Porn?

April 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Newsweek article I read today about male-male rape in the military (seriously, only click on that link if you’re in a pleasant frame of mind; if you start out unhappy, you’ll end it wanting to go out and hurt someone) got me thinking about issues of sexual consent, and human ugliness, [...continue...]
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