End STI Stigma

Solidarity Is For Seronegative Sex-Positive White Feminists

The other day, I came across this article through a contact on my Facebook. For an otherwise somewhat productive article about rape culture and sexual assault, the male author writing to a male audience makes two particularly alarming, counter-productive claims. First, the author claims that someone who, against their own ethics, unknowingly engages in a … Continue reading

Anti-Misogyny

Pro-Life Is A Hate Movement: “Regret” Narratives

Yesterday, I was as part of a deliberately silent and minimalist counter-presence to a group of speakers publicly voicing their “regrets about abortion” with a sound system. As the sidewalks filled with university students filing in and out of their regularly scheduled classes, they were subjected at the maximum allowable volume under local bylaws to … Continue reading

Anti-Misogyny / Pro-Choice Politics

Pro-Life Is A Hate Movement: Know Your Enemy

Have you ever wondered why pro-life demonstrations aren’t merely upsetting, but actually enraging? Once you see the answer, you can’t unsee it. It’s an organized hate movement. Once in a while, someone will publish a daring tell-all piece about how they lost their faith in the movement—often detailing years of social isolation, masterfully executed manipulation … Continue reading

Emotionally Present / Personal Is Political

Skepchick Challenges Atheists & Skeptics — I Challenge Skepchick

Skepchick.org writer Amy Roth published an open challenge to atheists and skeptics recently. The challenge is to “do better”, or essentially, to just be nice. Well, I have a challenge for Amy and any of her readership who choose to accept. But I have a few things to say first. I’m well aware that probably … Continue reading