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Feminism

A Tale of Two Titties

Months ago, when I mentioned GaymerX at an atheist meetup, someone posited what I’m sure was thought to be a simple, well-meant question: “Why a separate gay con? Why not …

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Feminism

The Ethics of DickPix

Fair warning: Images will get more NSFW-looking, though never NSFW, as we go. The first time it happened, the man in question knew that I was very much underage (all …

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Feminism

After All, It Was Just a Question

The following is an exercise in assuming the best intentions of people who ask things. How did this all this end up happening? To quote the only dynamic (and possibly …

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Parenting

Former Bullies, Take Note

A while ago, I posted a Facebook status regarding one of my childhood tormentors. She had, upon encountering some of my relatives, said that she remembered me and asked that …

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Feminism

For Hire: Jerkface Detection Services

The first time I spoke up, it wasn’t because I had a political agenda. I was vaguely feminist, sure, but I wasn’t one of those over-sensitive types who whined about everything …

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Skepticism

Poverty & Disability: A Most Dangerous Combination

Poverty plus disability equals death sentence. They’re like bleach and ammonia: if the twain do meet and there are no windows for you to open, you’re history. This is about …

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Religion

Confessions of a Former Holocaust Denier

Note: More than once, I’ve actually heard anti-Jewish Arabs argue that there’s no way they could be “anti-Semitic” since they don’t hate themselves; I grew up with the understanding that “Semite” is …

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Feminism

Baby Genitalia Inspires Assholes

[Update: After Jessica Wakeman of The Frisky covered my piece and tweeted her coverage tagging in STFU Parents, Blair Koenig aka STFU Parents clarified what was meant (and not meant) by …

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