ActivismBullyingDiscriminationHomophobiaPolitics / Activism

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

[TW: Homophobia, violence] I recently wrote a post explaining why I am boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In it, I expressed my outrage with the new Russian law passed back in June that effectively bans queer people from public life and has ushered in a new era of public violence towards queer people in …

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No, I Will Not Forgive You

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’re probably familiar with Paula Deen’s racist attitude, or perhaps Alec Baldwin’s disturbingly violent anti-gay remarks. Both have since apologized, with Deen making two creepy videos and an appearance on the Today Show, and Baldwin writing a letter to GLAAD. Presumably, both …

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Quickies: 22/12/2012

Apologies for the late post everyone, there were login issues involved. I can assure you these links are still fresh and relevant… Protests continue to spread across Delhi and beyond following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year old student on a moving bus last week. Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa …

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Sydney “Gayby Baby” Film

There’s a really cool documentary project going on in Sydney, Australia. Director Maya Newell, the daughter of a lesbian couple, says she “hope[s] that in watching this film audiences will be inspired to interrogate ‘what is family’ and how and by whom it is designed.” You’ll find the video down …

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BullyingComing OutPolitics / ActivismSex & SexualityTransgender

Everyone in the crowd knew you were a lesbian.

I saw them across the quad. Three preachers – two men and a woman – with a giant sign announcing the inevitability of eternal torture unless I immediately subscribed to their newsletter. As some of you know, I’m a finely tuned scorn-powered IRL trolling machine.  It was either this or …

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QUICKIES 07/16/2012

The Netherlands has granted asylum to any LGBT immigrants from Iraq. Daniel Tosh does actually have a history of encouraging men to assault women, videotape it, and then send it in to be shown on his show. The NAACP audience was not amused by Romney. Check out their reactions, which …

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Afternoon InqueeryArt & MediaPolitics / Activism

AI: Problematic Media

Educating yourself about things like privilege and the kyriarchy is always a good idea, but it does have one slight drawback: learning how every form of media you once enjoyed freely has something wrong with it. From films that don’t even manage to involve two named female characters (or PoC …

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AtheismBullyingFeminismReligion

You’ve offended a billion Muslims!

My drawing of Mohammed attracted a mediocre troll who, in addition to scolding me for spreading my internet atheism in such an inappropriate venue (my atheist blog!), regurgitated a few extremely common tropes that are worth addressing. The first is the hilarious idea that although Christianity is fair game, I’m …

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