Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Reading

‘American Mary’: The Amoral Final Girl
Directed by the Soska sisters, American Mary features a complicated female protagonist who starts out as a likable badass but ends up as an amoral psycho. The film celebrates the power of bodily autonomy and depicts the horror of taking it away.
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Things Left Unsaid
by Heather L. Seggel
I have a special circumstance. It’s called being poor.
Talking about this is always a difficult negotiation. If you only know me based on my work, you might assume I’m very much like yourself. If you meet me through someone who is a peer to you, it’s likely you’ll take me for a peer as well. And I strive to be bland enough to include on that level, because I don’t want you to feel bad for me, or like you need to hide your house or apologize for it. In a position such as the one I’m in now, where I need to ask for help from people who can’t conceive why I’d need it, much less so urgently, I no longer know what to do.
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Age of innocence
by Avy Stanford
Christmas at Henry's sister's, it's his cute idea of a neutral ground. I come unarmed but slightly intoxicated, just enough to get me through the night. In spite of her gray Protestant demeanor she generously makes sure our glasses are never empty (but only drinks red wine herself). Sanguinis Christi.
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Korrasami Didn't Start with a Kiss & That's Okay
by Heina Dadabhoy
Of course, there was something else about the ending that got people talking: The protagonist of the show, Korra, walking off into the Spirit Realm hand-in-hand with another female character, Asami. From my first viewing of the finale, I saw the ending for what it ended up confirmed to be. After a season full of moments of closeness and frank tenderness between the two young women, it seemed unsurprising to me that Korrasami is canon.
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14 Things That Muslims Have Been Up To In 2014
by Rubab Zaidi
All year round, the likes of ISIS and Boko Haram have been hard at work trying to give Muslims a bad name. We’re a homogenous mass see… While concern is high that young Muslims and/or like in this hoax of a story young white teenagers are being radicalized and running away to Syria, there have been other significant goings on in the Muslim world, some as a direct result of these terror groups. Unless you’ve been living under a rock and/or hibernating, you’ll know that Muslims have been in the spotlight for various reasons, some good, some…not so much. Young Muslims in particular, have been having quite the 2014.
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