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