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Oct 9Liked by Alisa Kennedy Jones

Your brainβ€”what a fun ride! I love peering into it through your essays.❀️

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Oct 9Β·edited Oct 9Author

I will most definitely share the birdseed solution if it works :) And I know that people don't always agree with sponsors or certain solutions in menopause, but it's just a conversation and no one's required to read a post or agree. If anything, I want to hold space for women's angst about how they've been systematically dismissed, ignored, or countermanded over time. So... right there with you on strengthening voices :) I've been surprised by the level of ire, but what can you do except say... I can see how it all might feel that way sometimes???

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Oct 9Liked by Alisa Kennedy Jones

Some birds are just shitty! hope you'll share your techno-solution with us. Re: The Empress as tool of the Patriarchy: For what it's worth, I've never known a single human who is 100% free of the influence of Patriarchy, even those who are on the front lines of dismantling it every single day. Internalized systems of oppression are the mockingbirds of our psyche, always on, always chattering. That's one of the reasons why I've spent my career strengthening women's voices, so we can drown the little fuckers out!

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My GENIUS girlfriend(who shall remain nameless for the moment) has come up with a Mockingbird solution that leverages SF Tech Bro bird angst (they DO love their Teslas) and... birdseed! She has the mind of Sir Alfred Hitchcock, himself, but is MUCH, MUCH prettier. We'll see how it pans out. Teodora is on the case!

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Who are the long standing generationally persecuted peoples? The Palestinians who voted in a Nazi terrorists organization?

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I don't know who said you or The Empress are tools of the patriarchy, but WTF?? Maybe they haven't read your newsletter? I had to re-read that part and give my head a shake. What??!! I'm still confused and don't get it. Your attempt to try to figure it out is noble of you. I likely would've hexed the person. Or silently stewed on it for waaaay too long. (Or perhaps you can get Theadora involved.) xo

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