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Perspectives

Conversations with My Future Daughter

Hello, It’s me. Your mom. At the time I’m writing this letter, I’m 26. I am awesome. You are not born (or even possible) yet, so I can spend all my money and time on myself. It’s a wonderful life. I assume by the time you’re old enough to read this letter, I will have […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Doubling Down

This series might have taken off for the holiday last week, but the world just kept on dealing out one piece of misogynistic crap after another. So much so that we’re doling out two misogyny posts this week. Gird your loins, ladies! (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)

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Feminism

Offensive “Is This Modest?” Website Objectifies Young Women and Tries to Pass It Off as Helpful

A note: Two nights ago I came across Is This Modest?, a Christian website that is evidently designed to help young women figure out whether or not what they’re wearing is going to make men stumble.

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Feminism

The Myth of Modesty: Part Three

For introduction and previous posts in this series, please see Part One & Part Two. 4) What risks does a person take by believing that sexual arousal and lust are the same thing, and that women are obligated to help men avoid them? I usually try to avoid the slippery slope logical fallacy at all […]

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Feminism

The Myth of Modesty: Part Two

For introduction and previous posts in this series, please see Part One. 1) Is sexual arousal the same as lust, and is it a sin? The blog post I’m responding to follows the assumption that: A) Lust is sin. B) Sexual arousal is lust. C) Therefore, sexual arousal is sin.

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Feminism

The Myth of Modesty: Part One

I have a bad habit: I like to read things that make me mad. What started in high school as reading Movieguide.org’s ridiculous movie reviews during church (“implied off-screen naturalistic upper female nudity!”) has grown and morphed into a quirk I can’t shake. I read a lot of blogs I disagree with, spend a lot […]

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Crossposts

RLP Crosspost: Why I Call Myself a Bitch

The term “Cynic” itself derives from the Greek word kynikos, “dog-like” and that from kyôn, “dog“ (genitive: kynos).One explanation offered in ancient times for why the Cynics were called dogs was because Antisthenes taught in the Cynosarges gymnasium at Athens.