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  • in reply to: Video ROMA questions (ARCHIVED) #26394
    AdinaArcher
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    This was great. Thank you.

    in reply to: May Video ROMA #23807
    AdinaArcher
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    Just finally got to the May ROMA. I love these. Thank you!

    in reply to: The cat women thing changed my life #23801
    AdinaArcher
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    I loved the analysis of the essay and was fascinated by the story itself. I loved the lens of power and the found the oscillation of ‘power over’ between each of the characters. Chris did say several times that he’s focused on the young woman because it was written from her point of view, but I think he missed a couple of supercritical pieces:

    1. I would love for Chris to address this cultural notion that sex between two persons necessarily implies something deeper/bigger between those two people, rather than allowing sex to be what sex is. Un-named and implied expectations attached to sex are what seems to get people in trouble, mostly because people tend not to always communicate well.

    2. The toxic masculinity seeping through at the end of the story. He felt entitled to something and she was too immature to even know her own feelings, let alone communicate them. But he fell off hard and I lost all sympathy for him at the end when he demanded answers, seemed hurt that she could be sleeping with someone else- as if having sex with him suddenly meant her body belonged to him- and then called her a whore. Not cool bro… he lost all moral high ground at that moment.

    in reply to: Video ROMA questions (ARCHIVED) #22600
    AdinaArcher
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    Chris and anyone else who’s read Civilized to Death,

    I just ordered three copies of your new book and am going to read it with my sons (ages 13 and 16). Is there anything you (or anyone else here) thinks I should hone in on as we read it? The books should be here next week and I’m pretty excited about it.

    Thanks, in advance.

    in reply to: March Video ROMA #22599
    AdinaArcher
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    This was lovely, especially the part about protecting your partner’s privacy/dignity.

    in reply to: Hey guys! Want to start a discussion here. #12937
    AdinaArcher
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    Stopping by to say hi, y’all.

    Hi.

    ~Adina

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