• Amanda wrote a new post, Quickies: The problems with marriage, on the site Skepchick 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    What you lose when you gain a spouse – On the isolation and co-dependency that results from the American ideal of striking out on your own as a couple. Social ties outside of marriage are so important to the […]

    • Gad! That pull quote from Marion Young. Its the bodily equivalent of ‘up-talk.’ A constant self-diminishing that seems to invade every act.

      Can sport overcome this, when so much of ‘athleticism’ is corrupted into fat-shaming and commercial exploitation?

      I’m reminded of how, in so many films, women actors can’t look like effective fighters. Even with professional coaching, and post-production editing, they seem unable to make a powerful ‘outward’ gesture with their whole selves.