Author: Yessenia

Yessenia is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries. She spends far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet, lifting heavy things and training her cats. She's a proud internet atheist and trolls only for the greater good.
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Arguing with Pro-Life Derpers 101

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In Feminism
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On January 24, 2012
On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we can all pat ourselves on the back for making it one more year without a theocratic take-over of our own personal wombs. Good work, everyone! Sure, self-proclaimed life enthusiasts say they just care deeply about babies, but it’s important to cast a skeptical eye on a person’s […]

Quickies 01/23/2012

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On January 23, 2012

On the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Obama reaffirmed and defended the decision, saying, “We must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and

Quickies 1/16/2012

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On January 16, 2012

A 2006 honor killing in Turkey inspired the movie Zenne. The recently released movie explores sexuality and bases a main character on the victim, Ahmet Yildiz, a young student who was murdered by his

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Being Closeted to Yourself

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In Psychology , Skepticism
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On January 12, 2012
I am a straight woman. That’s what I would tell myself. I am a woman and I like men. This fiction overwhelmed my early childhood self-identification as a boy (or rather, “not like other girls,”) and formed the shell of an identity I assumed as my body changed from child to woman.  From the moment […]

QUICKIES 01/09/2012

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On January 9, 2012

An openly atheist, bisexual Arizona state representative, Kyrsten Sinema, has resigned in order to run for Congress. Follow the link to watch a video of her. She is fantastic. A bit of disheartening n

Quickies 01/02/2012

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On January 2, 2012

14 Reasons that made 2011 Great for Trans People: From anti-discrimination laws to openly trans individuals succeeding at the highest levels, 2011 heralded a host of progressive changes. The tampon co

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