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“Under such conditions, it's tempting to create a comfort zone of self-affirming opinion in which compromise and common ground are vilified as weakness.”
“There are shades of Supernanny here as pregnant middle-class mum Hazel struggles with a problem eight-year-old son and a failing business as her plastic surgeon husband embarks on some self-affirming charitable venture.”
“I like your attitude (and your circus analogies!) as you express an entitlement to take what you need that is very liberating and self-affirming.”
“My 10-year-old daughter and her friends recently attended a kind of "positive body image" party, intended to reaffirm -- or in some cases, introduce -- their positive sense of self, realistic and self-affirming definitions of beauty, their connections through their friendships and their desire to continue these relationships to build up rather than tear down each other's feelings of self-worth.”
“In the late 1970s, the denominations that later merged to form the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. approved formal policies that said "self-affirming, practicing homosexuals" could not be ordained.”
“Soon, the young conservative has a job at a conservative organization, a new self-affirming social group of like-minded friends, from whom a spouse will the chosen to raise the next generation all over again.”
“And in the four decades since the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of modern LGBT activism, the self-affirming phrase "Gay Pride" has evolved into a synonym for the movement itself.”
“The term "homosexual" has always struck me as a tad clinical, while "gay", as much as I understand the desire to apply a positive and self-affirming term, is rather too associated, for my liking, with the insipid and shallow happiness of the "gay community", the "gay village".”
“Their weltanschauung is a tangle of conceptual binaries, self-affirming inferences, and prior assumptions that treat image as reality.”
“If life can be reversed engineered so what we "see" can be rapidly produced, then it is a self-affirming design principle at this point.”
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