Archive for September 3rd, 2013

Love letter to white people

September 3, 2013
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By Joe Osmundson White people, I love you. I really do. Not because I am a white person myself. This is not a story of self-love, although those can be important. This proclamation is not an attempt to subvert power structures that disavow love of white bodies. No, love of white bodies and selves,...
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A Radical Love Letter to my son

September 3, 2013
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By Sarah Mantilla Griffin Dear Son, I love you. I have chosen how to love you. I love you radically, and I hope that this love will keep you free. Love is a verb and it is a choice. For mothers of black children in America, it is a dangerous choice. In the wake...
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Evelyn Blackwood on Love and Family

September 3, 2013
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By Evelyn Blackwood When gay people were the deviants of society, and were accused of engaging in illicit and immoral acts, it was easy to disregard the fundamental claims being asserted in those acts.  Now that the legitimacy of marriage is one of the primary goals of the gay movement and of many LGBT...
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for she so loved the world

September 3, 2013
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By: Angelina Blasich beautiful so burdened and blessed so alive and alone so loved so loved so loved for she so loved the world that she gave her only begotten legs and lives still to love again mediocre mobility could never cripple divine internal drive she steers into the curve to arrive outside of herself...
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Fallen Angels & Failures to Love: Gendered Violence in Songs About Bad Girls

September 3, 2013
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By Annita Lucchesi  Every year a few songs like this come out (semi-recent examples include Lil Wayne’s “How to Love,” J.Cole’s “Daddy’s Little Girl,” and Wale’s “Bad”)—they’re basically slower male-written & performed odes to fallen women who are now emotionally unavailable, self-destructive, sexually loose, depressed, and are situated on the other side of some...
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    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

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