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Category Archive: Skepticism

Mar 17 2013

How Do I Know If I’m Trans?

This is not the final post. – N … “How do I know if I’m trans?” This is, by far, the most common question I’ve gotten over the last year and a half, since I began blogging. I’ve gotten it in comments, e-mails, on Facebook, over twitter…sometimes even on dates with ostensibly cis men (which …

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Mar 09 2013

Born This Way (Reprise): The New Essentialism

Okay… this is long… So let’s start with me making some, perhaps entirely groundless, assumptions that we’re already on the same page about some stuff. Like how the debate between a bio-essentialist “evolved behaviours” view of gender and sex, and the social-constructivist “blank slate” view of gender and sex, is a harmful false dichotomy, that …

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Nov 17 2012

The Radical History Of Transgenderism

Nearing her death in 2002, Sylvia Rivera, no less outspoken and uncompromising in her old age, expressed a wish to see the current generation of queer activism “destroy” the Human Rights Campaign, which she had come to regard as highly emblematic of the kind of exploitation and backstabbing of trans people by the wider queer …

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Oct 08 2012

Bizarro World

“If the catacombs were good enough for the early Christians, then I can survive Obama’s America” An increasingly common narrative amongst the contemporary American evangelical movement is that of the persecuted Christians. Good men and women whose religious rights are increasingly trampled by a dominant secular, atheist, liberal majority who are trying to bend and …

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Sep 03 2012

“I Always Knew”

It often strikes me that one of the most central means by which transgender identity, and the whole transgender mythos, as it exists for our culture, is held together is through narrative, “our stories”. The very concept itself seems hinged in a narrative progression, a story told in miniature even through the terms we use: …

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Aug 10 2012

All In

This is the last post I will ever write about conflicts internal to the Atheist Movement. I quit. Consider this my act of serving the movement my divorce papers.

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Jun 26 2012

F–k Anti-Science

Last week was a really, really rough week. Worse than usual, even. Scary terrible things happening, and very suddenly and unexpectedly, as is usually the case with scary terrible things. Lots of complex and intense feelings I didn’t know how to handle. Lots of memories of really awful things that happened to me in the …

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Jun 17 2012

Blogathon: 20th Hour

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I’m kinda maybe possibly sorta running out of ideas of things to write about. Or at least things I can write about with a highly limited time-frame and a brain that is rapidly losing its ability to function. What is it with superpowers and the colour green, anyway? Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Green Hornet, Green …

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Jun 16 2012

Blogathon: 12th Hour

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Well, here we are at the halfway mark, and I’m afraid I’ve begun to develop a headache. A quite nasty one, too. Also, it looks like we haven’t pushed much further towards our goal today in donations. Come on, guys. We should AT LEAST be able to break the $90,000 mark this evening! If you’ve …

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Jun 01 2012

…What The F@#k?

Our sexual orientations are innate. We’re all just born that way. None of us really have any choice in what kinds of bodies we are and aren’t attracted to. It’s just the way we are. Personal preference. You can’t change what your sexual desires are, they’re just a part of who you are. And if …

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