Today Is Carrie Fisher’s Yahrzeit

Content/trigger warning: death For those who don’t know, the yahrzeit is the anniversary of death according to the Hebrew calendar. On a yahrzeit, it is appropriate to light a special 24-hour candle and have a moment of silent introspection before saying “may his/her/their memory be a blessing” in Hebrew. Because I’m converting Reform, I decided…

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Some Thoughts on Diet Culture

Content/trigger warning: cursing, disordered eating, discussion of diet culture I hate diet culture. You might be saying, “Of course you do, Mara. You hate everything.” And you’d have something of a point, but I don’t hate, for example, my wonderful fiancee. Or coffee. Or The Good Place. (Have you seen the latest season? So forking…

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Misogynableism and Greta Thunberg

Content/trigger warning: discussion of ableism, misogyny, and misogynableism; cursing As with most of the things I blog about, I’m sure someone else has done a better job writing about this, but I’m going to try anyway. I’m going to preface this entry by saying that Greta Thunberg, while she’s awesome, is not the only young…

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Goddammit, Sesame Street!

Content/trigger warning: discussion of virulent ableism including filicide, Autism $peaks, cursing UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH. Why am I even doing this? Sara Luterman already wrote an article for Slate about this. I haven’t read it because I’m afraid I would just copy what she said for this blog entry…but if I did that, it’d probably be better than…

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Mara’s First Protest

Content/trigger warning: cursing, Autism $peaks, discussion of ableism I’m not quite sure why I didn’t think to write about this earlier, but I went to my first protest last month (June). Fittingly for me, I was protesting at one of Autism $peaks’ walks. I went with a nifty little group called Autistics Against Curing Autism…

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The Story of My Twitter Handle

Content/trigger warning: cursing, mention of several forms of bigotry Story time. Those who follow me on Twitter know that my Twitter name is now “Mara The Id of Social Justice RAGE Lee”. This is because of a horrible interaction I had with a popular elitist, fauxminist YouTuber several years ago, and I’ve decided to laugh…

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