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Labels!

Labels!

Queereka has been talking a lot about identities and labels as of late, and I’m not going to be any different. We’ll change subjects sometime! Maybe. Possibly. So gender and sexual minorities seem to have a lot of labels attached to them. Of course there are the well known ones like Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, but then we have a slew of other, lesser known, labels. I’... »

Which identity was it this time?

Which identity was it this time?

I’ve been the plaintiff in a discrimination lawsuit for the last couple years. The short version is, my employer found out I have an invisible disability and spent the next four weeks stringing me along in a complete farce of an interactive process of reasonable accommodation. The discrimination was largely based on my disability, but I learned recently that my gender presentation also playe... »

Quickies 04/28/2014

Quickies 04/28/2014

Judge approves Chelsea Manning’s name change request. Here’s what she has to say about it: “I’ve often been asked, ‘Why are you changing your name?’ The answer couldn’t be simpler: because it’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been: a woman named Chelsea.” Read the whole statement. Tennessee’s S... »

Cathy Brennan tweeting

What weird old trick is an internet hate group using to escape the ire of the SPLC? H*ck if I know.

If you know of any weird old tricks to get the SPLC to actually listen and respond to you please let me know because it’s not working for me and I even gave them money that one time. In the meantime, there’s a weird old trick to getting a bigoted second-wave has-been who runs a hate group to dox and harass you, and I am executing it right now! (Hint: it’s by writing this article!... »

Why Do Environmental Scientists Study Human Evolution?

Why Do Environmental Scientists Study Human Evolution?

I am an Environmental Science major working on my BS. In one of my classes we were asked to write and essay on the reasons why people who want to understand human impacts on the environment should study human evolution. In preparation, we read Masters of the Planet by Ian Tattersall, which I highly recommend. Here is my essay. It was sort of done in a rush and I was constrained to some limits beca... »

QUICKIES 12/02/2013

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 of Khufu to somehow prove that the pyramid was not built when multiple independent lines of evidence... »

Quickies: 11/27/2013

Quickies: 11/27/2013

Popehat has some meanderings on multiculturalism, specifically with regard to certain organizations in the UK accommodating visiting academics’ request for sex segregation at speaking engagements. Cannot possibly improve on this headline: Feminist Selfies Took Over Twitter And It Was Awesome. Just in time for bell-ringing season, a reminder that the Salvation Army is full of shit. I love Ste... »

QUICKIES 11/25/2013

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 in France was fined for fraud because a ... »

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