Quickies

Quickies 08/20/2012

Repeating the half-remembered frat house ramblings of his youth, Missouri senate candidate and noted forced-birth enthusiast Todd Akin claimed that, “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it is a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole …

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Quickies

Quickies 08/13/2012

The FAA has eliminated the psychological testing requirement for trans pilots.  Now we will take over THE SKIES! “My friend group has a case of the creepy-dude. How do we clear that up?” Just go, read it now. SMBC asks: What if Young Earth Creationists were Young France Historians? They …

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Feminism

Deceased Novelist’s writing impoverished by spinsterhood

I was just gonna bring it up as a quickie, but after thinking a bit and discussing the matter with my cat Demosthenes, I had to expand it. Amanda Craig, noted writer/gestator, wrote an article in the Telegraph, “If Maeve Binchy had been a Mother…” [ellipsis in original] arguing that …

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LawPolitics / ActivismTransgender

Not the E.N.D.A., But a Good Start

It’s not often we all get something to celebrate, as a community. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s most recent ruling, in favor of a trans woman claiming discrimination, is absolutely cause for dancing in the streets. Every one of their offices are directed to take transgender claims seriously in investigations, …

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LawPolitics / Activism

Elections and Electives

  Get eleven to sixteen million people together, which is the number of people employed by federal contractors, and odds are that a very healthy portion are part of the QUILTBAG. Promised protections against LGBT discrimination in federal contracting would have guaranteed their jobs against bigots. As an important benefit …

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