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I Don’t Hate Old White Men: Why Diversity Works

Ok, we’ve done this topic to death, I know, but hear me out. I had An Experience that I want to share, it’s appropriate for the site, and for some reason they let me write about what I want. Hopefully I won’t get tedious enough for them to stop me. …

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Random Asides

Microagressions

I’ve had some weird experiences lately. Today, a good friend’s parents, whose known me for many years (long enough to have seen my magical transformation from person with untreated chronic illness, to person with treated chronic illness), asked me, “Have you ever tried not being on anything? Like not taking …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 03/25/2013

The County where No One’s Gay. Rape culture, as inadvertently explained by an airplane groper: “It’s not like I molested you. It’s not like I stuck my finger in your pussy or grabbed your tits.” Another politician is now explicitly on the right side of history: Senator Claire McCaskill announces …

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Health / Medicine

Oh, you don’t take pills? How nice for you.

As is the custom of my people, I begin with a vignette. A person I know is taking antibiotics for a hilarious, as in schadenfreude, reason I won’t get into. It appears he is allergic to it. So now in addition to hilarious reason, he’s covered in an itchy rash …

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Alt Med / QuackeryScience

The Dose Makes the Poison

Most of you reading this blog are probably against anti-science, anti-intellectual bullshit from the right wing/Republicans; they don’t) (generally) believe in evolution, or the big bang, or stem cell research. There is, however, a complementary strain of bullshit-enthusiasm coming from the left, and we need to be just as skeptical. …

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SkepticismWoo

Makes perfect sense!

One random bit of woo I encountered from a relative who first heard it on Oprah: Dr. Christian Northrup’s theory of thyroid pathogenesis. In many women thyroid dysfunction develops because of an energy blockage in the throat region, the result of a lifetime of “swallowing” words one is aching to …

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BisexualityPansexuality

Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 1

There are a lot of things I am going to say in this article that I hope will generally be met with a resounding “duh,” but that repeated experience has shown me aren’t nearly as obvious as they should be (shocker!).  I’m writing here for the bisexual who’s considering coming …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 01/14/2013

In New York City, teacher Mark Krolikowski, who identifies as a transwoman, was fired from hir job for being “worse than gay.” Sie has since sued the school for damages. Good luck to hir! Actress Jodie Foster came out last night as gay at the Golden Globe awards. An object …

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