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  • Feminism

    Abuse isn’t Always on the Outside

    Originally posted (by me) on Grounded Parents. Trigger warning for abuse and for being married to a mind-controlling jerk. I met him when I was lonely, and confused, and young and idealistic. I met him when I was still aching over the big, gaping hole in my gut that my college boyfriend had left. He was older than me and…

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    Talking About Unwanted Attention & Harassment Differently

    Included in yesterday’s Quickies is a link addressing the internet-infamous phenomenon of the Nice Guy. The clever piece turned the narrative of the Nice Guy around and humorously expressed female frustration with the “Girlfriend Zone.” Earlier, more crude versions call it the “Fuck Zone.” I understand that it’s meant to be a flip of the classic “Friend Zone” (or even “Ladder Theory”) narrative…

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    Skepchick Quickies 7.18

    On this date in 1955, Disneyland opened officially to the public. That’s not too interesting. However, the previous day was the special opening day for invited guestsonly, but it was a fantastic disaster. Thousands of people showed up with counterfeit tickets, ladies’ high heels sunk into the freshly-laid asphalt, and the water fountains were dry due to the plumbers’ strike.…

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