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Am I Quiverfull?????

About a year ago, a very good friend “L” asked me if I was Quiverfull.  I really wasn’t sure what that meant, but I answered that I thought so.   1,433 more words

Mental Musings

Welcome to "Putting the T in Washington: My 35 Days in DC"

Hello folx!

I’m Addie, your friendly genderqueer neighbor, and this is my blog! I was recently offered an internship with the Victory Fund, an amazing organization in Washington, DC that endorses queer and trans candidates for office. 170 more words

Review of Tamil movie 'Pandavar Bhoomi' by Cheran.

Cheran’s initial movies focussed on the rural scene and were quite melodramatic. At one level the movie is just a typical village saga for family rivalries and the mindless violence that destroys many lives.

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On marriage.

Yesterday, I was talking with a friend about the future — you know, marriage, a career, kids, and all the great and terrifying things that growing up has in store. 316 more words

You don't have to cut yourself

By the time I was ten years old, I knew what girls were used for. And that we were supposed to like it. We were supposed to be grateful. 333 more words

Smoking as a act of revolt

Most people identify me on campus as the Indian girl with the pixie hair-cut and smoking. Usually smoking, finding a lighter, procuring cigarettes from someone else or looking sullen because I don’t have a smoke in hand (student poverty is a real phenomenon). 671 more words

Gender Parity

Not Just Hello

There has been a lot of much needed discussion about street harassment lately.  I have my stories.  Yes, all women have these stories.

The first time I experienced street harassment I was a 13 year old girl.   796 more words