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“I’m Not a Feminist, But . . .”: Marxist and Socialist Feminism

September 4, 2014

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Originally posted on The Bookshelf of Emily J.:
We hear people say this all of the time, and yet they often go on to express “feminist” ideas and could identify as a feminist. There are many reasons why people distance themselves from the feminist movement. I can’t possibly explain or guess them all. But I…

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Michael McRay – I Was Never the Same Again

August 26, 2014

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Originally posted on Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling:
Here is Michael McRay’s story from Tenx9’s August theme “I Was Never the Same Again.” He tells of standing with his father in a place of death and hearing one sentence that changed his life. ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOf7E_HhRTQ

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Ferguson

August 18, 2014

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Originally posted on My Ready Room:
John Oliver’s take on the events in Ferguson: Welcome to “post-racial” America.

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Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet and One of My Heroes

August 5, 2014

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I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Berry when I was in college. I think it was 1990 and the club I started, Students For Social and Environmental Action (imagine that) co-sponsored the event if I recall. He is a longtime hero of mine. Enjoy.

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What Do The “Spiritual But Not Religious” Really Believe?

August 3, 2014

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Originally posted on The Dish:
In her new book, Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious, Linda A. Mercadante attempts to find out. Kristin Aune runs down the essentials of “SBNRs”: [Mercadante] explores their thoughts on transcendence, human nature, community and afterlife and finds that they don’t believe in an…

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If You Haven’t Worked a Day in Your Life, You Probably Don’t Love Anything

July 15, 2014

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Love this…and agree with most of it. In my own experience, most people don’t truly know what they love until they find out what they don’t. One choice quote: “Yes, being passionate about something may motivate you to complete the work it requires, but the work required remains. Yes, your love for something may make […]

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Tweet of the Day: Do The Turtle Edition

July 15, 2014

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From @nprnews: Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better http://t.co/8uM32dsrgS #EmotionalIntelligence — KCGibbons (@KCGibbons) July 14, 2014

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Ask A Feminist: Is BDSM Inherently Misogynist?

July 15, 2014

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Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Q: What is your opinion on BDSM? Obviously people should be free do to whatever they want in the privacy of their bedrooms… but don’t you get suspicious when guys nonchalantly admits to enjoy getting off at the thought of humiliating and/or beating  a woman? Doesn’t it sound like…

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My Sincerely Held Belief Means No More Student Loan Payments, Right?

July 2, 2014

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My Extremely Religious Uterus Would Like a Word

July 1, 2014

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