Author Archives: lake-desire

Pirates of the Caribbean II and the Tradition of Racial Oppression

I was very excited to see Pirates of the Caribbean II: The Dead Man’s Chest Friday night; I loved the first film and used to work at the Magic Kingdom theme park where I frequented the Florida’s abbreviated version of … Continue reading

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I'm flashed, yet somehow it's my fault

Yesterday, my friend and I were sitting on my apartment’s balcony eating dinner when something happened. My building overlooks another apartment building that is across the street. One of the neighbors in this building was sitting with his chair beside … Continue reading

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Big Fat Carnival #3

The sex issue of the Big Fat Carnival is up on vegankid’s blog. The next issue will be August 6, 2006, on Body Impolitic.

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Carnival of Empty Cages 2

Welcome to the second issue of the Carnival of Empty Cages, the collection of blog posts celebrating compassion, veganism, and animals. This issue’s theme is passion. What gets you going? Read on to find out. Continue reading

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Carnival of Empty Cages: Last Call for Submissions

I just got home from helping put on Veganfest, my school’s animal rights club’s annual dinner, and feeding 200 hungry people yummy vegan food. Just in time to remind you all to get those submissions for the Carnival of Empty … Continue reading

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Erase Racism Carnival #1

The first issue of the Erase Racism Carnival is up at Ally Work. Topics are The Realities of Whiteness, The Problem of Colorblindness, The Prospect of Seeing Our Common Humanity, and The Cultural Representation of Whiteness. Check it out–Ally Work … Continue reading

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Hate Speech on Campus: Abortion Compared to Genocide

The Center for Biological Reform was invited to my school on Tuesday and Wednesday by Western for Life, my university’s anti-choice club. They put up a display comparing abortion to genocide in the center-most public area of campus. There were … Continue reading

Posted in Gender issues, Hate Speech on Campus, Religion, Reproductive Rights, The Evil -ism's | 2 Comments

International Respect for Chickens Day

Happy International Respect for Chickens Day! Even if you’re not a vegetarian, please think of these cool birds today when making your meal choices. This is a snapshot I took a few weeks ago of Garnet (front) and Henrietta, two … Continue reading

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Carnival of Empty Cages: First Call for Submissions

I am hosting the second issue of the Carnival of Empty Cages here on June 1, 2006. You can submit posts via the web form or E-mailing at lakedesire@gmail.com by May 30, 2006. To quote my original pre-call: The issue’s … Continue reading

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A Declaration of Ambiguity

As I find myself being more and more vague when talking about dating, I realize that nobody knows what my sexual orientation is. Maybe I’m becoming more aware from getting closer to my queer friends, or finally feeling comfortable enough to talk about sex when I talk to other women (of all persuasions).

Well, it’s about time I outed myself in honor of Blog Against Heteronormity Day because heteronormity is what made me default to straight. Well, this is my first public admittance: I don’t consider myself a heterosexual.

It feels good to say that. So what am I? Continue reading

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