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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BullyingFeatured

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 …

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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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ScienceSkepticism

Where’s the Skepticism?

A few days ago, I posted an article about a “study” in which researchers have claimed to have found a causal link between in utero hormone levels and homosexuality. I originally posted about it on Queereka, but once I saw it circulating around the skeptical blogosphere some more, I cross-posted …

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Feminism

Lying Liars Telling Lies

I’m very familiar with the lies of the “pro-life” movement. Whenever I’m wandering the interwebs and encounter a patch of tall grass, I deliberately walk through it in case a Forced Birthizard appears. I’ve swum alongside the Cinibar Islands, fought MissingNo. and acquired infinite masterballs. Online, I’m ready for these …

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Religion

Did you…mean to say that?

Dear Pastor I Talked to for Free Pizza, When I tell you that I doubt that your healing prayer will fix the malformation in my neck, and point out that others have tried to pray for healing for that very problem, with no success, you should probably not respond with: …

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Quickies

QUICKIES 09/24/2012

Sex Fugu: Who knew pufferfish were so artistic? Have we found Tan Mom’s alter ego? Speaking of the Romneys, their Marie Antoinette quotes sound so much more believable when paired with images of Lucille from Arrested Development What do you get when you cross a priest, a bunch of teenagers, …

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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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