Lux Pickel

Author's details

Name: Luxander Pickel
Date registered: April 24, 2012
URL: http://metaphoricalpenis.wordpress.com


Luxander Pickel is a genderqueer atheist and nerdy Whovian. They care very much about church/state separation, people having rights, and encouraging skeptical inquiry everywhere. Lux struggles with depression and spends a lot of their time playing video games. When less debilitated by chronic illness, they love to write about social justice and make art while sipping coffee. Lux wrote for Teen Skepchick and Queereka for a time. They currently sort-of maintain a personal blog. You can find them on Twitter, Facebook, G+ and probably elsewhere.

Latest posts

  1. White House Response to Non-Binary Gender Petition — July 11, 2014
  2. I waxed my legs… [Pics] — June 17, 2014
  3. Religiosity Still ≠ Mental Illness — May 12, 2014
  4. Gender-Neutral Pronouns Rant — March 11, 2014
  5. Favorite Words — February 12, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Gender-Neutral Pronouns Rant — 58 comments
  2. Religiosity Still ≠ Mental Illness — 43 comments
  3. I waxed my legs… [Pics] — 21 comments
  4. Favorite Words — 20 comments
  5. Oh Hi, There! — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 11 2014

White House Response to Non-Binary Gender Petition


Don’t get too excited, folks. The response was about as disappointing as you might expect. Thank you for your petition requesting that the executive branch legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records. We know how important this issue is, and we …

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Jun 17 2014

I waxed my legs… [Pics]

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Spoiler alert: It was a terrible idea. I’ve been shaving my legs since I was about 14. There was a brief period where I let it grow out because of transness, but I’ve more or less decided that I don’t like having leg hair. It’s disconnected from gender for me; I just don’t like it …

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May 12 2014

Religiosity Still ≠ Mental Illness

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Sometimes it’s easier to talk than to write, so I did some talking in a video. People within the atheist movement have a nasty tendency to refer to the behavior of the religious as “crazy” and “delusional.” Unfortunately, some people with respectable platforms willingly and knowingly propagate this type of misinformation and vehemently refuse to …

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Mar 11 2014

Gender-Neutral Pronouns Rant

Ohey, it’s me! This is a bit ranty, and I’m not sure if there’s going to be much direction to it or a “point”, but it’s going to be full of words. Talk of misgendering and such ahead. I stumbled onto a rather unpleasant blog post written about a suit filed by a gender-neutral employee …

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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!


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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