Author Archives: Retha Faurie

About Retha Faurie

Attempting to question everything, reject the bad and hold fast to the good.

Why are Dr. Seuss’s depictions racist, but Lego’s not?

Because Dr. Seuss’s estate announced that they will stop publishing a few titles with racist images, I looked up some of the books which contain these offensive images. (By the way, this is not quite “cancel culture” – they are … Continue reading

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Why should feminists be concerned about transwomen in female jails and prisons? A look at the numbers.

This article aims to look at numbers for incarceration, and find a conclusion on whether including trans people in the prison of their choice would make a statistically significant difference to the situation in those prisons or jails. I am … Continue reading

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What Bohemian Rhapsody is about – my theory

There are a lot of songs which, by the time you heard two lines of it, you already know what the song is about. Bohemian Rhapsody is not one of them. There is more than one theory on the story … Continue reading

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What is wrong with BDSM? This is how I see it affecting practitioners (Part 2)

< C) Ways in which BDSM affects mainly the practitioners C1) It creates/ maintain/s encourages a situation where the hurting person asks to be hurt again, and often even hurt worse A hurting person who is unambiguously against what happened … Continue reading

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What is wrong with BDSM? This is how I see it affecting society (Part 1)

Trigger warning: Sexual violence I never met a kinkster who wants to honestly discuss BDSM. They never want to talk about pain. They do not want to tell me what tops/ doms/ sadists get out of BDSM. They only give … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to stand up for life in a violent world?

I just finished a riveting action/ crime novel, and it was a page-turner: The main character is a bodyguard, protecting a lottery winner. 7 people get killed in the story. 5 characters are personally responsible for at least one of … Continue reading

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A Christian response to transgenderism

Five years ago, you probably never even heard the word ‘transgender’. Ten years ago, you certainly did not. But since Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner came out as transgender in 2015, the topic has been everywhere. Laws have been changed to … Continue reading

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JK Rowling is not in trouble for “transphobia”. Quite the opposite.

“Shut the fuck up TERF.” “Fuck you, J.K.” “Eat glass.” “JK Rowling can suck my neopenis.” “I hate her and I hope something bad happens to her now.”* These are all threats which J.K. Rowling have received the past week. … Continue reading

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LEGO: The most compact back-to-back SNOT technique ever!

If you ever wanted to use two LEGO pieces in such a way that studs go in two opposite directions, you would know that the majority of such SNOT (studs not on top) techniques are rather bulky, right? Here are … Continue reading

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Why a Tangle Toy will be more calming with 20 links instead of 18

Do you know what a Tangle Toy is? It is a really twisted toy… No, literally. It is an 18-link toy which you twist and fidget with to keep your hands busy. It is supposed to have a calming effect. … Continue reading

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