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Dancing for a Cause, Improved Edition

Crossposted with minor edits from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified, Beglittered Last year, I was a dancer for Shimmy Mob, a group of belly dancers who work to raise funds for women’s shelters.  It was terribly run and pointless, so this year, I ran a team.  My goal was to be better than last year …

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A Small Step for Feminism in the Workplace

This week, I did a small thing for women; I asked for tampons and pads to be stocked along with the first aid kit at work.  At the office, we keep many snacks, and drinks, as well as bandaids and basic over the counter pain killers.  Should I experience a …

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Anonymity online

Happy new year everyone, I hope the next year brings plenty of happiness for us all. To break in the new year, after receiving some unpleasant responses from some men on a personal social media account, I thought it was about time to talk about being anonymous. It’s unfortunate that …

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How Things Don’t Work: Dancing for a Cause Edition

Cross Posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered.   There are some things that just set my teeth on edge, and one of them is charity work done both poorly and in a self-aggrandizing way.  This is why I am personally embarrassed and upset that I participated in a charitable event …

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Why the world is angry at Joss Whedon (or a few marvel fans at least)

I like Joss Whedon’s work, before anyone starts to get angry with me, but like anything it has its flaws. I hate to break it to you, but people aren’t perfect and this whole putting people on a pedestal thing isn’t good. For you or the person on it, have …

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Being Mean to and Judgy About the Poor: Nutrition Edition

True or false?  Performing acts of volunteerism is license to decide what is best for the recipients of one’s generosity. I can’t imagine having the chutzpah to call this true, and people who have this attitude infuriate me. Serving others does not mean ordering others’ lives for them.  By most …

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Bi-erasure: Constantine

Content description: Discusses bi-phobia and bi-sexuality. Mentions smoking. Excessive use of sarcasm. So there has been some sad, but none too surprising news recently, NBC’s new show Constantine which I’ve been looking forward to, is bi-phobic. As this new adaptation of the Hellraiser comics portrays Constantine, a canonically bi-sexual character …

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Like a Girl

This one’s a little personal. I’ve been growing my hair out on and off since I was about thirteen years old. Normal enough for a teenager, especially given my inclination towards metal music, you might think. Yet it was only when I got broad and tall-ish and got stubble that …

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