Quickies

Quickies 03/14/2014

Three comedians talk about stereotypes about bisexuals. Here’s a review of the film Interior. Leather Bar. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why faith and reason are irreconcilable. One in five Americans don’t give any fucks at all about religion. Disgusting. A religious council has said that Pakistan’s ban on child marriages …

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FeminismGenderIntersectionalitySex & Sexuality

Why I can’t stand neo-segregationists

As is my wont, I was hovering spectrally in the internet’s howling dark when my friend sent me a message with a link to this trainwreck on Salon.com, along with the demand that I “tell her why this article rubs her the wrong way.” With gusto! The article is titled, …

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Quickies

Quickies 02/28/2014

100 Black LGBTQ women you should know. UC Berkeley faces a Title IX complaint that they discouraged students from filing sexual assault allegations and took months to open investigations when allegations were made. At least this shitty California anti-trans initiative failed to get enough signatures to get on the ballot. …

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EducationSkepticismTransgender

Can we not quote mine each other?

So I came across this article via facebook (how else would I read anything?). The quote that really rubbed me the wrong way is as follows: I read blogs. And an unfortunate consequence of reading blogs is that sometimes you stumble upon statements that make you upset. Lately, I’ve been …

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Uncategorized

QUICKIES 12/02/2013

Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out as bisexual: “Of course, I still fancy girls. Right now, I’m dating a guy. It feels right.” Actress Maria Bello also comes out in this article titled, “Coming Out as a Modern Family.” Two German nitwits students have vandalized a painting on the Pyramid …

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Uncategorized

QUICKIES 11/25/2013

Oh crap: The Morning-After Pill Doesn’t Work for Women Over 176 Pounds Working While Black: Black man repeatedly questioned, searched and arrested for trespassing at the gas station… where he works. A Colorless Account of Queer Fashion History Don’t like transphobic ‘jokes’? Stop watching these CBS comedies. A transgender woman …

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Activism

The Limits of Empathy

As you may know from my other posts, I am a person living with a disability – well, a couple. One consequence of this is that I have had the experience of having no neuropathy in my hands, and also of having a very extended period of time (measured in …

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Intersectionality

‘The Power of Language’

Recently I attended a workshop held by my university’s multicultural group entitled that was focused on how language and power/privilege interact. It had the potential to be a great lecture, full of meaningful examples of how language reveals underlying biases and other good stuff. But it wasn’t. Instead, the discussion …

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