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Take The Cake: Diet Culture And Police Violence

I understand the connections between the violence that leads to police shootings and the violence that leads people to starve themselves. I know with Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.12.16   |   SHARE
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Tough Love: Not Always A Great Way To Help People Succeed

Some people will need more scaffolding to tackle their problems. Others, like some plants, are best left mostly alone and will eventually flourish on Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   07.4.16   |   SHARE
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PSA: When You Misuse The Word "Insane," I'm Going To Judge You

You can swear up and down that you meant it some other way, but the reality is that “crazy” and “insanity” refer to a lack of sanity, which will Read...
Sam Dylan Finch    |   04.15.16   |   SHARE
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Should We Really Do Away With Gender?

It's not the gender that's the problem: It's the oppression. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   04.30.15   |   SHARE
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Be Mine, And Hers, And His: The Requisite Valentine's Themed Post On Polyamory

You could have a network, a community, of care and affection, one that isn’t funneled through a singular source. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   02.11.15   |   SHARE
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Bob Barker Gave Me These Freckles: Suicide In A Patriarchal Society

Suicide is a calculated escape from desperation—it is also a paralytic of the patriarchy, used to thin the herd of potential disruptors. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   02.6.15   |   SHARE
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Your Guide To Non-Oppressive BDSM

I wanted to create guidelines for myself about how to navigate non-oppressive BDSM that I hope would be helpful for other marginalized subs. Read...
Soha Kareem    |   01.26.15   |   SHARE
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Fellow Cis People: Let Leelah Speak—And Let's Get To Work

If the words of Leelah Alcorn's suicide note—penned by the tender hand of a teenager—make you uncomfortable, they should. Read...
Kelley Calkins   |   01.6.15   |   SHARE
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