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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Afternoon InqueeryFamily

AI: Dealing with Family

For a while now, my family has been subtly bringing up the fact that I don’t have a boyfriend. It started up on Valentine’s day, and culminated on them almost harassing my friends for information (which they were kind enough not to give out). While I can understand where their …

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Afternoon InqueeryFamily

AI: Parenting Resources

My boyfriend’s son is 4, and rapidly approaching 5 years old. His awareness of the relationships of people around him is growing at a rate that is occasionally startling to those of us caring for him. He is surrounded by adults who love him, which is wonderful – but we …

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Coming Out

Coming Out: L. Ron Hubbard Style

I'm intermittently closeted. I'm not out to anyone except a handful of friends as far as queerness is concerned, though I don't make any effort to hide it or self-censor around strangers.  But coming out has generally resulted in weird interrogations about whether I've had surgery, or whether liking women …

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