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Category Archives: Surviving

Screw Diamonds, Eating Disorders are Forever.

Yeah, it’s a been a rough week around the Polimicks household.  I have a bunch of other things I wanted to blog about, including explaining to some “Free Market” Libertarian … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 8 Comments

This is Why Women Are Afraid to Tell You No

This past Thursday, a group of men started cat-calling/hitting on a group of women in Chicago.  When the women said, no, the men threw bottles and then SHOT at their … Continue reading

October 21, 2011 · 17 Comments

Did You Miss Me?

Sorry about disappearing there.  A couple of weeks ago, my in-laws took us down to southern Oregon for a family reunion of sorts with my husband’s aunt and cousins, one … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

Poverty is Not a Crime – A Guest Post by Frogmagick

Today’s guest post is by Frogmagick, a long time friend.  In the past few days I have caught reports in the media about laws both proposed and passed and political … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · 6 Comments

More on Sugar Ray and Victim-blaming

So, at the end of Monday’s post on Sugar Ray Leonard, I linked to two articles.  One of those articles engages in the time honored tradition of assuming that the … Continue reading

June 17, 2011 · 1 Comment

Unwanted Attention is the Crux of Creep: Part the Fourth – Stalking

Stalking is not now, and has never been, a compliment. In response to the last Crux of Creep post a friend responded to the link in Livejournal that continuing to … Continue reading

May 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

#mooreandme on Twitter and why it matters

I’m going to talk about #mooreandme, and then send you on over to Sady Doyle’s blog Tiger Beatdown to read the genesis.  Why read me first?  Because I don’t want … Continue reading

December 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

Fat as a Form of Protection

There’s something that comes up in the literature about survivors of sexual assault that’s been bugging me for awhile:  the idea that survivors of sexual assault gain weight to protect … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · 2 Comments

Twelfth Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

When I talk about discourse that needs killing, this is what I mean. I have no interest in discussing anything with anyone who thinks that someone’s gender expression means they … Continue reading

November 21, 2010 · 1 Comment