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Monday, March 29, 2010

PAX East Does Community Right

This year, Penny Arcade Expomade its first appearance on the east coast, and that I meant I didn't have to pony up $600 to fly out to Seattle. Hooray! Gaming: it was on. I was a little nervous before I actually got to the convention – my only other real con experience has been Games Day in Baltimore, the corporate self-celebratory world of…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Save SANE!

In November, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program faced a $1 million budget cut and was almost dismantled. The day was saved at the last minute, but the program is once again in danger - and we need your help. What is SANE? The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program trains and funds nurses who are contacted whenever a survivor reaches a designated…

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Basic Bystander Action

I used to hang around with this dude in college, way before I had discovered feminism or gender justice as a concept, who I thought even then had seriously messed up views about women. We did a radio show together for a while and on good nights, we'd hang out at one of the school grills and joke about how much sex we weren't having. On more than a couple…

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Confronting My Neighborhood’s Violent Past

Just a heads up—this blog details some violent events that may be triggering. Number 799 East 3rd Street in South Boston is a few blocks from my apartment.  I pass it on a daily basis.  The house there is distinctive for a couple of reasons.  One, it’s a short single-family amid an imposing row of triple deckers.  And…

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There is No Such Thing as ‘Gray Rape’

Cosmopolitan has graced us with an article called “A New Kind of Date Rape”, written by Laura Sessions Stepp (who many of us have found problematic for some time). In it, Stepp informs us that “hookup culture” is leading to “gray rape” (both terms invented or popularized by Ms. Stepp). What’s gray rape? According…

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