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Talking back to patriarchy, part 3: It all comes down to authority

“But saints are those who are obliged to come to terms with authority structures which come from the hand of God.” – Sarah Faith Schlissel, “Daddy’s Girl” Consider the case of Sarah Faith Schlissel.  The quote above, offering a definition … Continue reading

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“Anarchy now?” she asks politely.

“The function of an ideal is not to be realized but, like that of the North Star, to serve as a guiding point.” – Edward Abbey If there is anything about me that makes people think I’m a complete wingnut, … Continue reading

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My Daughter, My Politics, and the A-word

Striker told one of her classes that I’m an anarchist.  She’s done this before.  I can’t quite figure out if she’s proud of me, or just enjoys the attention that comes from having a mother who’s a freak.  A few … Continue reading

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