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(Not Quite) A Feminism Friday

Yesterday, the kid thrust a $2 off coupon for Kids Nite Out at the Rec center at me when we were on the way home. “Can I go?” As in, that night. In an hour. And we haven’t eaten dinner.. … Continue reading

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Feminism Friday: A Look at the Trailers Before Ghostbusters

So last week, I looked at the trailers in front of The Secret Life of Pets. And in front of a G rated movie marketed to children, 49 male characters spoke to only 29 female. Let’s see what sort of … Continue reading

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Feminism Friday: Movie Trailers from The Secret Life of Pets Showing

It’s summer, and there have been several kid-friendly movies that Voldemort has wanted to see. Which is cool – i like movies, popcorn is yummy, and of course I’m going to go see Finding Dory. But I noticed something disturbing … Continue reading

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A (Lack) of Loneliness

Years ago, I was on a retreat with other high school kids from my church. We had a tradition of climbing to the top of the mountain to see the sunrise one morning, which necessitated waking up at a painfully … Continue reading

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My grandfather is 98 years old. My father is 70 years old. My grandfather is stubborn and short tempered and mean, as he’s always been. Slower, skinnier, no longer living at home, declining, but still kicking. My father is losing … Continue reading

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