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Quickies: Fatherly housework, teleportation, and censored yearbook photos

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. “Female students at a Utah high school want to know why their yearbook photos were altered to show less skin without them knowing about it.”
    Why?
    In no particular order: sexual repression of men, patriarchy, sexism, religion, nosiness, misogyny and the pretense that women shouldn’t have any sexuality.

      1. Hm. I may not have been looking at them very deliberately, but I’m about twice the age of the girls in question, so don’t blame me for not ogling. What part was creeperish? I may have missed it.
        What I associated this with was those women in the Temple in Utah who went over the outfits the brides were wearing and “fixed” them by putting opaque cloth under any transparent fabric, covering shoulders and crap like that.

    1. Also, “fear of sexuality”. In so many stories from the US, there’s this undercurrent of desperately trying to pretend that children and young people (especially girls) are not sexual beings. It’s so weird.

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