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Spirit Babies is tomorrow! Please help spread the word. It's an interfaith ceremony for people affected by pregnancy loss. People of all genders are welcome. Please join us at City of Refuge Church in Oakland, CA from 11am-1pm: http://www.spiritbabies.org/events/  
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Today is National Poetry Day (October 2) in the UK, and the Brits have always done pretty well at providing […]
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This week’s guest is Shavon Walker. In this episode we talk about the role of women in the Baptist church that she attends, feminism, and the differences of the roles of women between conservative and open and affirming African American churches. We also…
This week’s guest is Shavon Walker. In this episode we talk about the role of women in the Baptist church that she attends, feminism, and the differences of the roles of women between conservative and open and affirming African American churches. We also venture into why feminism is important for all genders, body image, sex…
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Yes, to all of this:
 
#YesAllWomen  
I was supposed to be taking the weekend off of social media, but I logged in tonight (of course) and saw the #YesAllWomen hashtag going crazy on Twitter. I added my own:

"When a woman makes a video, most comments are about tearing apart her looks. Or if they'd "do" her. With a man, almost none. #YesAllWomen"

To which a lot of people responded supportively (including awesome YouTube creators like Freddie Wong and the Fine Brothers) and then I got a ton of “Unfollow”, and sarcastic “#menhateday” and “Oh yeah, all men are terrible”. Which makes me a) Who cares if they’re gonna unfollow me because of that, they are clearly people I don’t need to be appealing to anyway, and  b) and c) Oh gosh, do I even have to call out the ridiculous exaggeration? Or how sad it is that they missed the point, and the possibility to maybe see things from someone else’s point of view for a change?

So anyway, there are amazing comments around that hashtag, and you should check it out. At the very least, a few might change your mind or make you think differently about things. I had that happen with a few of them. But the one that got me the most was a recurring comment by a lot of women about how “it’s easier to tell a guy that you have a boyfriend so they’ll leave you alone. Because they respect a guy they’ve never met more than you.” 

(Which is so sad and true, and every girl knows it in her bones as the way to deal with some horribly obnoxious person at a bar.)

But for me, the flip side is also true: How sad it is if you’re talking to a guy in a social situation, having a really fun conversation, and then somehow it comes up you have a boyfriend, and they drop you like a hot potato. Like, I’ve literally had a person say, “Boyfriend”? And WALK AWAY MID-SENTENCE. 

Oh, and then I’ve had it happen that the guy acts like you were LYING to them by HAVING A FUN CONVERSATION AND BEING INTERESTING. HOW DARE I BE FUN IF IM NOT WILLING TO FALL IN LOVE/AND OR HAVE SEX WITH THEM?!?!  I mean…sigh. 

I am a person who has always had a ton of guy friends, and the fact that there are many social situations where I’m not worth talking to as a person because I am not sexually available makes me so sad. For myself, and for the friendships that could be, but will never happen because to them, I’m only there for a possible hook up.

Once I came home from a party crying after such an incident, telling my boyfriend, “Men and women can’t be friends, I guess.” Which is totally not true, but when an incident happens like that a few times…it makes you less willing to even reach out and try to connect. Or worse, you strangely spurt out the word “BOYFRIEND!” in a reflexive way within the first two sentences of meeting someone, because you don’t want to be rejected later for “not being honest”. Which feels so wrong and is so messed up when you think about it, that it’s a girl’s “responsibility”. Might as well wear a stamp on your forehead, huh? 

And that’s my long #YesAllWomen comment. I hope a few people can relate, because sometimes I think I’m just crazy haha.

And for the record, I am very happy to have many guy friends in my life who have NEVER done that. I love them dearly. Platonically, of course. :)
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Since this video is public, I think everyone should see it. Congrats to Rae Bradbury-Enslin for winning Best in Show at Costume-Con for this magnificent representation of Athena Parthenos. I've been staring at the photos every day since you posted them: http://vimeo.com/m/93433904
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I was standing next to her in line for photos.  She was awesome.  Also, the snakes are rope!
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Great deal on four books about photography, including one by +Joe Decker!
 
For a limited time we are offering a GETTING STARTED bundle and marked it down 40% OFF! The bundles includes 10 Common Photography Mistakes by +James Brandon, Tuesday Composition by +Joe Decker, What is a Histogram? by +Jay Patel and Introduction to HDR by +Trey Ratcliff.

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Spirit babies is on Saturday 12/20. If you're in the Bay Area please share this link w/ someone you know & retweet: http://www.spiritbabies.org/events/
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Please join us on October 25th!
 
Samhain, or Halloween, is the time of year that many witches, and people from other traditions, honor the Ancestors and mourn the Beloved Dead. It is also the Witches’ New Year. Between the Worlds welcomes everyone to come and honor the Beloved Dead with…
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  • Yo San University
    Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 2002 - 2007
  • Binghamton University
    Political Science, 1988 - 1992
  • University of Paris X: Nanterre
    1990 - 1991