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Author: Emily August

Frankenfurtive: Rape Culture’s Everyday Acts

My mom and I attended church for a handful of years during my childhood. The best way I can think to describe it is as a white, liberal, bourgeois-hippie church. Most of the parishioners wore Birkenstock sandals and voted Democrat and had shopped at cooperative grocery markets since the ‘70s and lived in the surrounding neighborhood of Macalester-Groveland in St. Paul, which is populated with well-groomed Craftsman bungalows and Montessori schools and English-style taverns and gift shops that stock fair-trade mittens knitted by women in Bolivia. I was one of maybe 5 people of color who attended the church...

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