Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

In which Prudie gets one totally right

Nice work:

Q. Looking for a Mrs. Degree: I attend a small university studying engineering. I hold traditional values and I would like to get married to a woman willing to stay home and raise our children.

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Absolute Truths

This piece by Emily Rapp about reproductive choice and pre-natal testing is a must-read:
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Posted in Gender, Health, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , | 75 Comments

Being an Advocate and an Ally

One of the discussions that I’ve seen pop up on Feministe a lot lately has been the question of how one can be an ally or an advocate without crossing the line into paternalism or playing savior. When it comes to madness or special education, I feel that the best way to be an ally is to be educated. The problems with how we see madness are so deeply rooted that, in my opinion, the only way to really start changing the way we think is by actively challenging the ways in which we experience madness as a concept and mad persons as individuals. Continue reading

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