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Re: “Finding Hope After Prison

You can order the Welcome Home book from Community Works website: http://communityworkswest.bigcartel.com/product/the-welcome-home-project

Posted by Micky Duxbury on 05/19/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Talking to Young Ones About Sex

Lucky for us, Tosha, you've got three winners! But that was pretty cute! Thanks for sharing it!

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Posted by Penny Righthand on 05/15/2015 at 9:37 PM

Re: “GATS on Politics, Anonymity, and Drifting Forest

If GATS wanted to comment on this article, he couldn't because it's against the East Bay Express' policy.

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Posted by Mary McFarlane on 05/15/2015 at 5:48 PM

Re: “The Snuggie Goes Dumbie

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Posted by Editor on 05/14/2015 at 5:59 PM

Re: “GATS on Politics, Anonymity, and Drifting Forest

Mad love GATS -

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Posted by Ashley Nicole Benavente on 05/14/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Talking to Young Ones About Sex

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Posted by Editor on 05/13/2015 at 11:53 PM

Re: “It's Time to Hang the Hooter Hider Out to Dry

Yes!!! These comtraptions are such big business right now & so ridiculous, too. I think it also encourages new moms/moms-to-be when they see another mother just nursing her baby without covering up & making the act of nursing a baby into something that needs to be covered up & hidden away. We need to be able to feed our babies without carrying a tarp with us wherever we go.

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Posted by Dianna Cooper on 05/08/2015 at 10:10 PM

Re: “It's Time to Hang the Hooter Hider Out to Dry

"Hooter Hiders"?!?! Says it all, really...these are sex objects. Isn't sex supposed to be in "private"? Seems people cannot fathom they are as precious to a baby's survival as they are a source of delight and pleasure in our culture.
I never covered when breast feeding. A couple of times though, people I cared about were shocked and uncomfortable in the presence of my exposed breast feeding. Their comfort mattered to me. I took it into consideration.

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Posted by Amanda Paydon Brunato on 05/07/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Teachable Moments

Dear Dan,

Thank you. I love your advice.

I just want to add (as a former teacher) that STOP should definitely report what her former teacher is doing to the school principal- along with forwarding the dick pics and texts. Most importantly it gives the school a warning to keep an eye on this teacher and his interactions with other students. His inappropriate behavior may express itself differently with other kids. I would not assume he does not/will not act on the same sexual impulses with other more vulnerable underage kids.

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Posted by Gerald Bowman on 05/06/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “It's Time to Hang the Hooter Hider Out to Dry

Very beautifully written, Meghan.

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Posted by Elon Bartlett D.C. on 05/06/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Teachable Moments

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Posted by Editor on 05/06/2015 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Pegging, Parenting, and Penises

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Posted by Editor on 05/03/2015 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Why You Should Wrestle with Your Daughter

That's terrific advice. I'm a sixty year old woman whose fondest childhood memories are roughhousing with my dad and brothers. I do think it helped me develop a more adventurous and confident character.

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Posted by Helen Duffy on 04/29/2015 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Making History

For anyone interested, more information on the May 5th, 7pm community event at the Subterranean Arthouse can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/ptdcppd

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Posted by Claire Duplantier on 04/28/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Dildos: The Hole Picture

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Posted by Editor on 04/22/2015 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Berkeley's Living Library

We need 350 volunteers for the Bay Area Book Festival. Sign up for a variety of jobs including working with Lacuna http://www.baybookfest.org/volunteer

Posted by Karen Hester on 04/22/2015 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Celebrating the Albany Bulb's Most Memorable People and Art

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Posted by Editor on 04/21/2015 at 6:45 AM

Re: “These Comedians Are Shaking Up the Stand-Up Scene

This is such an important piece of work that these females are producing. Comedy is a fantastic avenue to bring attention to social issues as so many male comics - the better ones - have done. When George Carlin and Richard Pryor tackled tough subjects for their audiences, they were equally shunned and applauded, but they were noticed. Their routines are legendary now and revered. These females should be given the same attention by critiquing and gaining a lot of press whenever they present their work. They are cutting-edge wonderful and deserve a lot more focus on larger stages and arenas (dare I say a regular spot on Comedy Central?) There's hella more room on tv than simply having Mindy Kalling's presence and the constant self deprecation that has become the common landscape for female comics. (Note: Don't get me wrong: I love me some Mindy, but she's only as 'cutting-edge' as mainstream tv allows her to be. It's not that long ago that Margaret Cho tried similar topics and was quickly booted from this male dominated avenue - so I applaud the shit out of her work).
There's this ridiculous standard of half-glass-emptiness about female comics and what the public either desires or can tolerate. Comedy clubs won't book more than like one female comic on the same bill or allow them to be hired more than one time a month - or year. The club owners claim that they won't fill the seats like male comics do. It's the same old boy's mentality that keeps the culture as small minded as Lakshminarayanan makes fun of when she dares to cover the topic of attending M.I.T. The culture-at-large will not heal without allowing their type of brave material to shake things up. It's kinda that simple. 'The Formula' is one cure for this ill we all suffer from: misogyny. It is the leading cause of death for all of us socially, psychically, and for many females - literally.
Thank you for writing this piece Sam Levin! Good on you for taking notice as well as *getting it*.

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Posted by Joey Brite on 04/15/2015 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Ask Mr. Dad

This post was very helpful to me. I have found that helping my kids through the third grade can be beneficial, but as of the fourth grade, the child needs to learn to be an active independent learner. Sometimes my son has sports practice earlier in the day, and there is a limited time for homework. In those times I will help him to find certain items and help him get the work done so that he does not stay up too late. My observation is that for fifth grade and beyond that independent learning and studying is of primary importance, and the teachers recognize a student who is independent versus one who is spoon fed by the parents. This great article has helped me overcome my desire to over-help as the helicopter parent. It has moved me in the direction of independence and not dependence. Thanks

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Posted by Harv Brown on 04/10/2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “What We Want For Our Children

What a great story. You shared with your child your true LOVE OF MUSIC, not the boring necessity of practice, practice, practice. And by seeing your love of music, he got the message, and his heart strings began to resonate with yours. However, not all parents can have the time to practice Thus, I do not fault those parents who force their children to play an instrument. The benefits of even forced practice can be everlasting. IT SURE BEATS VIDEO GAMES!

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Posted by Harv Brown on 04/10/2015 at 2:02 PM

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