No cutesy Latin nickname yet (was: OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about)

I’ve been asked about every ten days since the beginning of the year for this feature to return, so here it is. Things I have read and thought about recently that you may (or may not) like to read and think about. No pressure either way. Not sure how often I will do this.

If you’ve read anything recently that you think blog readers would like to see, would you link it in the comments? (Remember that more than one hyperlink in a comment puts it in moderation until I see it.)

~ by Servetus on March 15, 2014.

14 Responses to “No cutesy Latin nickname yet (was: OT, collateral attractions, and things I think about)”

  1. “Schmuckweasel” is my new favorite word. I’m going to work that one into as many conversations as I can this week. 🙂

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  2. About the so-called Duke porn star’s comments — (Note: I’m quoting a somewhat salty expression below, so be warned)
    On Tumblr I recently read a post by a sex worker who made a similar comment about the double standard that punishes sex workers while applauding the consumers of their work. She said, “As they say in the industry, ‘People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.'”

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    • well said (in both cases), although one sort of wonders whether it wouldn’t be easier to switch hands (j/k). And given the number of people who work their way through college with exotic dancing / strip tease (and the number of more well-heeled college students who use those services as entertainment) one wonders that anyone even bothers to care about this kind of thing today — so why bully / mob her in specific? I think it’s particularly prickly on that campus given past events, i.e., it’s obviously the case that it’s acceptable behavior to consume certain kinds of such services there.

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    • like it’s okay to pay a poor black woman to strip for you and your frat brothers, but not okay for a white woman to try to dictate the terms of her exploitation. I mean, Duke costs $60k/year.

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      • Hopefully, the fact that it’s being debated is a sign of change — an indication that popular culture is moving toward a rejection of that double standard. But every positive step toward tolerance and equality seems to have a negative backlash, and those women who speak out suffer the consequences. As women, we owe them a lot.

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  3. I love Reality Bites! I discovered it 8 or 9 years ago while channel surfing in a grimy little motel in Banff. We went back to our room for a quick rest and I could not leave till it was finished. I think it’s probably one of my favorite movies too.

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  4. Thank you , Servetus .
    I have a feeling that I want to know more about Susan Blackwell (I’m going on YT 😉 )

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