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Crosspost: So What If I Wasn’t Born This Way

The “born this way” story of queer identity is one most people in modern developed countries know well. It is applied to people of all sexual orientations and to trans …

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Everything to Everyone

As many of you might have noticed, last week was Convergence, the annual sci-fi and fantasy convention at which the Skepchicks run their own science/skepticism track. As per usual it …

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The Highlander Rule of PoCs

There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things. “Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold …

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Global Quickies: Religion in Cuba, Child-bride’s Murder Charges Dropped, and Lunchtime Sex

NIGERIA “A court in northern Nigeria has dropped charges against a 14-year-old girl accused of using rat poison to kill her husband, aged 35.” SAUDI ARABIA “A court in Saudi …

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ActivismFeaturedFeminism

Is Twitter Finally Dealing With its Harassment Problem?

“FREE SPEECH!” “YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO MY OPINIONS!” “I HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL YOU NAMES AND SEND YOU OFFENSIVE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES!” “ I AM JUST JOKING EVERY TIME …

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How Patreon is Changing the DIY Movement

I recently hosted a meetup for my LAWAAG group with a speaker named Teka-Lark Fleming who gave a very fascinating talk about the history of the DIY movement in Los …

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ActivismFeatured

Petition Google: Draw a #FreeRaif Google Doodle

Nearly three years ago, a progressive Saudi blogger named Raif Badawi was imprisoned by the Saudi government. Over the course of two years, he remained in prison through a tumultuous …

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Activism

Self Care for Activists

Social justice can be exhausting. Especially in internetland where the battles never seem to stop, where threats and harassment are a constant, where exposure to assholes is a necessity, caring …

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