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A case for social media

Mystery is sexy. Online, it can be an alluring sheath of protection allowing us a practiced distance to tease interest while shielding abuse, or intrusion. With this, we’re able to sell to various audiences (whether that consists of family, friends, and/or fans) a crafted, safe image this tailored privacy offers. Some parts are highlighted, others carefully hidden. As a result, we seem smarter, happier, more honest, less awkward, mature or fun. The spaces between kept unknown! As seductive as the…

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LIFESTYLE SOCIETY

20 ways to make the world a little better

I turn (turned?) twenty years old today! Thank you to those y’all who’ve stuck around, for putting up with all sorts of innocuous phases and obnoxious trends throughout the years. As a birthday present, it’d mean the world for you to check out this list. If any of my articles, videos, or captions throughout this time have ever had a positive impact on you, you can thank me now by giving some of these suggestions some mind. Lemme know which…

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FEMINISM SOCIETY

Sexual politics | Dworkin

Happy Women’s History Month! What better way to celebrate than with some uncomfortable conversation and a self-perpetuated guilt trip? To kick things off, here’s a mini-introduction to some angry 70’s fem discourse. Andrea Dworkin was a second-wave radical feminist who poured the majority of her activism into exploring the politics of sex, particularly vocal within the anti-pornography movement. Although controversial and institutionally unsuccessful, her passion and its subsequent texts served a crucial role in shaping the rhetoric of today’s feminism. Many of…

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FEMINISM RELATIONSHIPS SOCIETY

Bad sex

*A sort of disclaimer: my first time/s having sex was far from regrettable, but for the sake of this piece I will be (solely) addressing the “bad” parts of it. There is a colorful complexity of emotions I felt leaving sex, safe intercourse I initiated with a trusted partner who received my ongoing consent. But! Part of this content image is skewed by a lack of communication resulting from insecurities no doubt products of patriarchal conditioning, of which I feel are universal enough to write…

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POLITICS SOCIETY

What my 2016 (California) ballot looks like

I’m a California resident so this is going to be very specific, sorry! I voted for Hilary in the general election, though, ’cause I don’t want to see a conservative dominated supreme court reign during my lifetime. Plus, I DO want a president who is a slimy liar. Unqualified transparency shouldn’t run a global superpower, and outdated bigotry shouldn’t represent it either. (Plus! Most of the rags against her have either been disproved countless times over, or are made out of the…

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