I've never been a big fan of stores being open on Thanksgiving Day, because I feel that American culture already emphasises consumerism and unhealthy obsessions with work enough. However, I rarely say anything, because what are you going to do with big-box retailers? They want some of that Black Friday money, and they typically don't… Continue reading Happy Workaholic Day!
I have seen a great number of people in the past few years disavow being a part of a culture or community that they once enjoyed or identified with due to an influx of sexism, nationalism, or other intolerance. I feel like this is a mistake and will only serve to strengthen intolerance amongst the… Continue reading Identity, shame, stigma, and intolerance
Hello, people of the future! I wrote this in 2016, way before Orange was even inaugurated. I feel like a fool for believing anything I wrote here, but I'm not going to change the past by removing this article. The ball is in your court now, American Republicans. I normally avoid politics and other… Continue reading Trump and change
Having spent a considerable and unfortunate amount of time around bigoted people, I came to a rather interesting train of thought that I want to share widely. Let me start by asking you a simple question: would you treat a woman differently based on whether or not she had an appendectomy performed? What about a… Continue reading How trans-people are really people, like all of us
Okay, I understand that many people like to make up "resolutions" for New Years. Stop me if you've heard this one before: "This is the year I start eating healthier." "This is the year I go the gym ALL THE DAYS." "This is the year I volunteer to ALL THE CAUSES." "This is the year… Continue reading Not having "resolutions" this New Years
I've noticed that, especially on the internet, people are judged based on broad generalisations and wide-sweeping categories. Why? Some have told me that stereotypes are typically true, otherwise they wouldn't exist. I am inclined to disagree because of how many stereotypes I've seen proved untrue. I think that this is a self-deluded rationalisation from people… Continue reading Categorisation and judgement