Texas Bigot: “Gays Should Know Better Than to be Out.”

This was something said to me last week on Facebook, when I said that I was unhappy that a gay couple in East Texas had been thrown out of a restaurant with the remark, “We do not like f**s.”

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This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

It’s been another banner week for misogyny news. Several studies were published that will likely depress you, and the weekly roundup of terrible people will probably piss you off. There’s some fun stuff at the end, though! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Wants Some Potato Skins

Thinking Outside the Stanford-Binet, Part One

Not too long ago I participated in a discussion about IQ and it opened my eyes to the different relationships people have with it. Several people knew their scores, although many raised doubts as to the validity of this number that is theoretically supposed to tell you how intelligent you are. Read More Thinking Outside the Stanford-Binet, Part One

In Case You Missed It: My Top Ten Takeaways From the HAES® Master Class

Last week, fifteen amazing speakers joined me for the Health At Every Size® (HAES®) Master Class. Read More In Case You Missed It: My Top Ten Takeaways From the HAES® Master Class

In Which A Humanist Takes A Religious Tangent

Whilst affairs of the United Kingdom aren’t necessarily a burning issue for many on Persephone, there have been happenings going on here that I figured may be on interest. The happenings? Belief by a group of Christians that they have been discriminated against because of their religion. And in turn, a belief that Christianity in the UK is being marginalised. Read More In Which A Humanist Takes A Religious Tangent

Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Frivolous Lawsuits and Sluttery, Ahoy!

This week’s piece comes from a blog update that Dr. Laura posted. First, let me point out that I am an absolutely terrible person, because I find this little screenshot to be hilarious: Read More Dr. Susan vs. Dr. Laura: Frivolous Lawsuits and Sluttery, Ahoy!

“You Need to Get a Religion”: Explorations in Being a Godless Heathen

Being an atheist in the United States is hard.

Well, I should clarify: being a non-Christian in the United States is hard. Not being the “right flavor” of Christian is hard*. However, to many, being an atheist is a new kind of low. A new kind of rampant godless heathen low. Read More “You Need to Get a Religion”: Explorations in Being a Godless Heathen

Being On The Right Side Of History

Recently, one of my clients told me that one of the reasons why she was fighting for gay marriage rights in her state was that she wanted to be “on the right side of history.” She hopes that someday gay marriage will be so non-controversial that years from now she’ll have grandchildren that won’t be able to conceive of a time when the right to marry was dependent upon the sex of the participants. I really hope that her vision of the future comes true. Read More Being On The Right Side Of History