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Quickies 03/14/2014

Quickies 03/14/2014

Three comedians talk about stereotypes about bisexuals. Here’s a review of the film Interior. Leather Bar. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why faith and reason are irreconcilable. One in five Americans don’t give any fucks at all about religion. Disgusting. A religious council has said that Pakistan’s ban on child marriages is “un-Islamic.” Tell me again how religion doe... »

Lowered Expectations + Vague Statements = Person of the Year

Lowered Expectations + Vague Statements = Person of the Year

By now you’ve heard that the Advocate has named Pope Francis its person of the year. In perhaps one of the most cringingly apologetic and sycophantic pieces published about the Supreme Pontiff, Lucas Grindley reaches to draw the barest scraps of meaning out of the most innocuous of statements. In fact, reading this piece, you’ll notice that most of the article is Grindley doing little ... »

‘The Power of Language’

‘The Power of Language’

Recently I attended a workshop held by my university’s multicultural group entitled that was focused on how language and power/privilege interact. It had the potential to be a great lecture, full of meaningful examples of how language reveals underlying biases and other good stuff. But it wasn’t. Instead, the discussion devolved into a 20 minute open forum on whether “you guys... »

A Glimmer Of Light in The Darkness – A Small Victory For Trans People

A Glimmer Of Light in The Darkness – A Small Victory For Trans People

As of today the twitter account of the hate spewing bigot known as Cathy Brennan (@bugbrennan) has been suspended from twitter.   Responsible for this amazing deed is a transgender woman who goes by the online handle of “SabineYeuxbleus” on twitter. She decided to come forward and allow me to write this about her, for that she has earned my respect because she knows she faces almo... »

Andrea James Writes Problematic Article on BoingBoing And Why You Should Care

Andrea James Writes Problematic Article on BoingBoing And Why You Should Care

First of all this article is purely a criticism of another article found here. You can read the entire thing in its disgusting glory and come back here. Ill wait.  Parts of the article will be quoted and will be placed in quotation marks and italicized for reader clarity.     Done? Good.   Lets start of with the title   “Manning’s self-made gender hell: Shades of gray in ... »

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

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 Russia. A few people commented on the post that calls to boycott the Olympics would... »

Town Outdoes Its “Wrong” Quota

Town Outdoes Its “Wrong” Quota

TW: sexual assault on a minor, bullying, small town sports culture You can tell when an author has made an effort with their writing to shock. This is not to say that is their only goal, but the slow, persistent build up of horror is distinctive. It is with that in mind that I read the following article and my thoughts kept recoiling from the parade of awful that is this small Colorado town where ... »

Makes perfect sense!

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 say. In the name of preserving harmony, or because these women have learned to live a... »

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