Benny Vimes

Benny Vimes is a queer polyamorous transman, curious skeptic, and enthusiastic seeker of knowledge. He's an undergraduate student in his 30's and loves teaching people about alternative sexuality and gender issues.
  • Activism

    You Don’t Have To Watch Anything

    Content Note: This post includes discussions of sexual assault and the experience of being triggered. It also contains a spoiler for episode six of Jessica Jones. This week we found out that the very popular Netflix show “Jessica Jones” has been renewed for a second season. This show’s first season has been particularly popular in part because of it takes…

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  • Activism

    A Social Justice Argument For Spoiler Warnings

    With the impending release of a certain Long Awaited Movie, there has been an uptick in concerns about spoilers on social media. In response, some people have posted pledges not to spoil the Long Awaited Movie on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, or have promised to use spoiler warnings before doing so. In response to this phenomenon there has been…

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  • Activism

    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 people, especially binary trans people, and tells us that the right way to be queer follows a common structure. We have to know we were “different” from early childhood, we…

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  • Skepticism

    Why Many Autistics Dislike Autism Speaks

    Over on Skepchick we recently got a question from Paul about the differences between the organization Autism Speaks and alternate viewpoints on autism. He asked: I’d like to hear (read) the Skepchicks’ take on ActuallyAustistic vs. AutismSpeaks. I must confess to only having heard of the former just recently (a half-hour ago). After a half-hour of googling, all I can…

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