Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

The Duchess


I finally got around to watching The Duchess the other night.  I have many thoughts on it, none of which I’m sure how to put into words. The social commentary in this film was heartbreaking in its truth.  I’m not sure if they intended it to be such a stark picture of our current state of […]

I was considering some of the ways that believers tend to minimize the less-than-savory traits exhibited by the God of the Bible, and was suddenly struck by the parallel between the way that God interacts with his Christian followers and the way abusers interact with their victims. 1. “I’m only doing this because I love […]

So, I never thought I’d do this, but…I’m going to talk about Paris Hilton today. Now, I know that it’s been several years since the Nick Carter Abuses Paris incident, but it was brought up to me today, and the way the conversation went really bothered me.  The person I was discussing it with called […]

I often get frustrated when it comes to promoting my feminist ideals publicly.  Blogging about them is easy, but when faced with explaining them to my family, friends, and acquaintances, it becomes more difficult.  This isn’t because I am ashamed of them, or because I don’t think they’re worth promoting (quite the opposite, in fact).  […]

I was in Target the other day, browsing their less-than-impressive book section while waiting for some friends to finish up their shopping.  I stumbled across a thin volume that looked like it might give me a few minutes of entertainment, and started flipping through its pages.  I ended up buying it, and discovering much more […]

Some lovely women on a forum I frequent posted these two things (an article written by Patrick Stewart for the Guardian, and a video of a speech he gave for Amnesty International, both of which I will post in full) in a discussion about the actor being knighted. I thought they were very much worth reposting. […]