Tag Archive: social justice

Aug 13

Treading water

Yesterday Jarreg and I were talking in the car. Today’s post is borne out of that conversation, and I apologize if the the ideas feel a little rough. I haven’t fleshed them out as much as I want too. Nonetheless, we amble carelessly into some shaky territory to discuss this movement. There is something I …

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Jun 25

Skepticism, social justice, and me

I am going to my first skeptic convention in October, CSICon in Nashville, TN. I am totes excited at the opportunity given to me by the kindness of an (almost) stranger. My excitement at going seems a bit strange for me because I don’t automatically identify as a skeptic. I try to think skeptically, yes …

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Mar 29

In case I wasn’t clear

I will get a few things out of the way: I am cis I support trans people when they empathize  with “Die Cis Scum” or use it as a source of empowerment. I support trans people that think that using “Die Cis Scum” as a tool for empowerment is too divisive for their tastes. I …

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Mar 28

With friends like these; or what it means to be an ally

The other day, Anders, a frequent commenter on Natalie Reed’s blog, asked what people thought being an ally to a particular social movement should look like.  While he may have been specifically looking at the transgender movement, I am going to consider this question broadly across all social movements toward equality. I told him that …

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Mar 09

Colorblind

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”    1 Corinthians 13:11 Above is one of the few verses I like in a book I despise. I start with an analogy of growth …

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