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Tag Archive: gender

Nov 06 2013

The Truth Hurts

I’ve been feeling somewhat inured to the constant grind on the soul of people coming forward with tales of their having been sexually assaulted of late. Then along comes Pamela Gay, one of the kindest, smartest, funniest people I’ve had the pleasure to work with, however briefly, and her story has such a ring of …

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Nov 05 2013

The Outrage Brigade

DJ Grothe, not content with his reputation and desperately lacking a communications director through which he can vet his random personal thoughts (any takers on that job?), posted to Facebook a terribly transphobic thought. Or, at least, so we Outrage Brigaders interpreted it! No hyperbole: I just saw the worst-passing transsexual I’ve ever seen in …

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Oct 30 2013

Mighty Girls Hallowe’en

Girl dressed as Link from Legend of Zelda - why must a girl be the damsel when she can be the hero?

I realize I’ve been neglecting the blog again. Sorry ’bout that. Here, have some adorable little girls who would not be stopped from being exactly what they wanted to be for Hallowe’en by something as socially-constructed as gender.

Oct 22 2013

Lila Rose, anti-abortionist, tries to steal Malala Yousafzai’s activist cred

If you ever decide to unironically compare yourself to a civil rights activist who has risked everything and (almost) lost it all while fighting for, say, a woman’s right to be educated, and your cause is as patently uncivil as preventing women from choosing what to do with their bodies, expect to get laughed at …

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Oct 21 2013

Asexual awareness week

Once upon a time, I was young and foolish, and thinking I was so enlightened about sexuality I suggested at a lunch table with friends that Freud was onto something when he said “the only unnatural sexuality is none at all”. Little did I know a friend at that table with me — about whom …

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Oct 21 2013

Almost winter weather, time to get a toque.

Blue/purple knitted toque with Venus symbols and word "MISANDRY". Also, a cute pompom on top.

Time to break out the winter gear. Found here. Hand-made made-to-order for $35, or you can order the pattern instead.

Oct 18 2013

The risk factors for being raped: a complete list

1. Being within fucking-distance (or even groping-distance) of someone who rapes people.

Sep 17 2013

Fischer talks about “love for gays”

If you know anything about Bryan Fischer, you probably have a good guess exactly what he’s going to say before he even opens his gob. Pro tip: this ain’t love. It’s barely-contained seething hatred with a thin veneer of Christian brotherly love spray-painted on it. And since we already know that brand of love is …

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Sep 13 2013

The Perfect Victim

Trigger warning: rape, rape culture, rape apologetics and victim-blaming One of the major themes hit upon by Richard Dawkins’ most recent attempt at creating an objective scale of relative harm, much to the detriment of everyone who’s been harmed by things he’s decreed as zero bad, is that he did not find his own sexual …

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Sep 10 2013

Ask Dawkins to reconsider his evaluation of the harms of “mild pedophilia”

I would very much like it if people stopped treating Dawkins as the Secular Pope. We don’t want any “leaders” in this movement, and yet friends of the secular movement will bow and scrape, and foes will treat him as the King of Atheism whose decrees are handed down from on high for all to …

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