Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31

Some quiet periods

I don’t know how much I can write for the next couple of weeks. Jarreg and I are getting ready for our first vacation if what feels like forever and then will be the actual vacation. I will certainly try to tweet some pictures to make everyone jealous. Oh speaking of pics, here is a …

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May 28

Let’s talk about “Die Cis Scum” one more time

And keep talking about it till everyone is clear. For my first two main posts and a clarification on DCS go here, here and here. For Natalie Reed’s post on DCS go here. For April Gardener’s commentary on DCS go here. For West of a White House’s defense go here. Those are just some defenses …

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May 25

Non-Fiction Friday: The Earth Dwellers

Most who walk out their front door in the morning can be oblivious. Those who have the luxury of a well manicured yard can look out over that sea of green and let that evolved sense of serenity, however faint, wash over them before they get in the car and drive to work. Though my lawn …

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May 24

As I have been completely useless

I decided I should drop at least a bit o’ music to tide you over since I have been too weepy to write. I will pick a song that makes me feel fluffy inside. Enjoy.    

May 21

Why I drew Mo

Yesterday was Draw Mohammad Day. I drew and posted this picture on Twitter:                           I could think of a ton of reasons not to draw Mohammad yesterday. The death threats being at the top of the list, the lack of artistic skill being …

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May 21

#ididnotreport: Anna

The #ididnotreport series is an opportunity for rape and sexual assault victims to tell their stories when they may have been prevented  from reporting it to authorities. These come with a pretty hefty Trigger Warning as they contain very truthful details about the realities of rape and sexual assault. About two months ago I was …

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May 16

Something new here and your #ididnotreport

A while back I posted about the Twitter hashtag #ididnotreport. I gave my own personal story of my childhood rape.  I feel strongly that talking about the realities of rape adds a valuable resource to those who experience it. Not only that but talking about or own rapes and sexual assaults helps us. Many of …

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May 14

Over on the sidebar

You will find a new widget in the form of the a Paypal donate button. I want to talk about that a little. It looks something like this: When we started this blog we considered doing ads to help cover the costs to maintain the site. We decided not to at this time. Instead we …

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May 14

The shame we feel

Trigger warning for today’s post as it discusses my childhood rape. I want to talk about shame. Shame takes many forms so I could go all over the place but today it is one very specific kind of shame. The shame a rape victim feels. I was quite young when my step father raped me. …

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May 11

Fiction Friday: Where the Wild Things Are

Often our legacy chooses us. The parts that others choose to remember most rarely reflect the moments we want to remain etched in public opinion. So is the case of one of the greatest children’s book author’s of all time. Maurice Sendak probably never expected Where the Wild Things Are to be his legacy or …

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