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[This post is by Ragen Chastain, reprinted with her permission from Dances With Fat.] Giles Coren writes a column for Esquire about fatherhood. His most recent piece is titled: “I Don’t Care What My Son Becomes… As Long As He … Continue reading
(A post by Ben Lehman, who many of you will recognize from “Alas” comments. Reprinted from Ben’s facebook, with Ben’s kind permission. The illustration, an 1985 1865 map of China and Taiwan, was chosen by Amp.) PREAMBLE: I’m going to … Continue reading
[This is a guest post , reposted from Now Face North with Lirael’s kind permission. –Amp] As I’ve mentioned before, I am a Bernie Sanders supporter! I also have some thoughts, regarding different subsets of people, about the mess in … Continue reading
[This is a post by occasional “Alas” comment-writer Lirael, reprinted with permission from their excellent blog NowFaceNorth. Thanks, Lirael! –Amp] There’s a lot of interesting arguments going around in the wake of the cancelled Donald Trump rally in Chicago. One … Continue reading
If you want to take the first step towards a kinder, gentler, more tolerant discourse, start by putting down the “SJW” label.
(A guest post by Alexandra Erin, quoted from her comment on another person’s blog. Thanks to Alexandra for her permission, and visit her blog Blue Author Is About To Write.) Joshua, I appreciate both where this post is coming from … Continue reading
The idea of a cure doesn’t offend me. The idea that I ought to be waiting or looking for that cure is offensive.
In another thread, Ender left this comment: I’m planning on going into neurocognitive/computational research, which has or could have medical applications (amongst many other computer technology applications). My question then is, do people that are called “disabled” or “handicapped” not … Continue reading