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Sartrian freedom, Orwellian threats

In Book and Theme Posts, Featured, Feminism by indulgence_old

By Mindy Silverado “Fast Food Executive for Labor Secretary” –the beginning of a NYT article or a social activist science fiction story? “Throughout his entire career, Andrew Puzder has looked down on working people […] he got rich squeezing front-line workers on wages, overtime, and benefits, all while plotting to replace them with machines” — a character profile in that …

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What now? Post Election To-Do List

In Featured, Submissions/Outreach by indulgence_old

by Emily Bolecek The past few weeks have been devastating for our country. Not only is a Trump presidency shocking and terrifying, but the president-elect has continued to prove he is a threat by surrounding himself with a team that is increasingly alarming. Perhaps the most important thing to remember about this election is that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. …

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Pronoun Cosmetics

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By Mindy Silverado, Cosmetics Editor You’ve already met my wonderful colleague Jane de Beauvoir, our sunshine editor, when Jane introduced the December picks. Let me now introduce myself, I am Mindy Silverado and I will be your Cosmetics Editor. Jane and I are both totally real and totally awesome editors, and we help out Ian and Angelina and their other real …

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People, what are you gonna do about it?

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By Angelina Eimannsberger Mychal Denzel Smith, I’m sure, was less surprised than many others when the election results came in. He asked on his twitter account on Nov 9, “This is how white supremacy works. Now, white people, what are you gonna do about it?” If a Trump presidency (and as I write this I can’t believe I’m referencing a …

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You are not what you think you are

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by Ian Kennedy Here are two versions of what you are: A bundle of organs, blood, fluids, microorganisms, proteins, and minerals formed based on evolutionarily determined DNA. A node in a community network of knowings, sayings, and doings which are shared, indeed formed with, other nodes. A savvy reader will quickly note that these two types of human being, one …

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“The Enemy of Self-Love”

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by Ian Kennedy Right now, as the 2016 presidential election ticks closer, the world needs love. We especially need love for the people who disagree with us most. They are also people who we will live with on November 9th, they will vote in future elections, they will sit with us on buses, around thanksgiving tables, next to us in …