Random Sundries

Life has been pretty interesting lately. My love and I have gone on a pretty significant life changing journey over the past year and things have been pretty satisfying. A large part of this journey has been dealing with things that were holding us back individually – fears, angers, hurts, all that. You know what […]

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From Wonder Woman to Scully to…Me

by Rachel Baker on February 8, 2016

I joined the military in 1992, celebrated my 18th birthday in boot camp, my 21st birthday in a bar in the Caribbean (with a bunch of drunk sailors), and then only one after that on the dry land of the United States, all others were just another day while floating in the middle of the […]

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Viewing Nicki Minaj Differently

by Rachel Baker on October 17, 2015

Let me preface this with: I know very little about Nicki Minaj, other than if I was asked about the artists that dress the most outlandish, I’d name her and Lady Gaga; and I’d do so with the respect of understanding they know how to stand out from the rest. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you […]

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How Male Possessiveness Kills Women

by Rachel Baker on August 17, 2015

VICE did an interview with a husband and wife team who studied why men kill women. The information is based on data from Great Britain, but its an interesting interview. Reading articles/interviews like this are important in understanding social problems that we have yet to figure out. Many factors are involved in solving the problems […]

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The other day, I read the article below from the NYTimes, titled, ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape (the link is below). I was sickened, horrified and outraged. But then I got to thinking, there’s a bigger story here than just the detailed accounts of rape (see the below quote of detailed account meant to […]

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I don’t really understand either the outrage about a lion or the need to hunt big game. I completely understand some people get off on the hunt, but my challenge in understanding comes with how many of them actually have lion, wildebeest or giraffe meat in their freezers? I’m truly saddened that while everyone mourned […]

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This is a cool article that highlights the art of Rebecca Cohen who is a cartoonist who focuses on feminism. While there is obviously some humor, there is also seriousness to her work that is hard to miss. These Comics Absolutely Nail Why We Still Need Feminism: Cartoons and humor make a good pair. Add […]

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