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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 27 2014

Green

Guest post by Trinity Pixie Green. The color was chosen without much thought, she liked green. It was a pleasant dark shade, and covered the thirsty white walls in only a couple hours. ”Why do we have to move my room so quickly?” she asked, frowning as she continued laying tile on top of the …

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Feb 18 2014

On the Loss of False Male Privilege

Guest post by Trinity Pixie False Male Privilege is experienced by some trans women prior to transition. It only affects us externally, and only until our presentation changes. Back in May, I traveled to Women in Secularism 2. It was far from my first time getting somewhere by greyhound bus, but it was my first …

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Feb 17 2014

Animal dildos: An ethical analysis

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Note: This post contains frank discussion of sexual topics. Some content may be of a graphic nature. Certain sex toy vendors manufacture toys that are based on the penises of animals. While many of these toys are hand-sculpted, some horse-based and dog-based toys are marketed as “life-cast”, meaning they are directly cast from a mold …

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Feb 12 2014

Favorite Words

Lux, here! I figured I could ease into blogging here by starting with random thoughts about language before hitting the big super complex gender stuff that’s also been floating around my brain. It’s an adventure! <insert segue here> Lots of people have a favorite color, favorite song, favorite season, favorite holiday, etc. Being a nerd …

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Feb 11 2014

Oh Hi, There!

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Well, hello there, FTB! This is an introductory post! I’m Lux Pickel, and I started my actual activism within the atheist community by blogging on Teen Skepchick–one of the Skepchick sister sites. Later on, they added me to Queereka, the LGBT-oriented Skepchick site. This past October I stepped down from those positions due to my …

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Feb 05 2014

“Why was I vilified?” On Piers, Janet, and what it means for the rest of us

Guest post by Heather McNamara I had to smirk at the TV as Piers moaned about how vilified he was by “abusive” people on Twitter. Lauren and I didn’t say much to each other after Janet Mock appeared on Piers Morgan’s show last night. We griped a bit on Twitter about Piers’ gratuitous use of …

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