Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Progress, Gun Violence + More

Hello, everyone! I’m back after a month off and I’ve got a mostly good news roundup to ease us into our first October weekend. Let’s get right to it:

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This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

There’s not too much news to report this week, though what little there is still manages to be rage-inducing. However, I have a ton of awesome recommended readings for you, from listicles about ridiculous sex advice and the ignorant things people ask trans* people to discussions about doxxing and victim-blaming. Let’s jump on in! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Listicles Before Testicles

The Gun Control Debate

I don’t know how you feel about guns. I have friends who are very pro-gun control and I also have friends who are very pro-Second Amendment. As in, I have friends who believe nobody should have a gun, and friends who believe that the more guns you have, the better off you are and gun control means that the government wants to take your guns away. I probably fall somewhere in the middle. Read More The Gun Control Debate

Aurora, Colorado and How We React to Tragedies in the News

By now you’ve probably all heard about the Aurora, Colorado, shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. As I’m writing this, 12 people have died and another 58 are wounded, and I fervently hope that number hasn’t changed overnight. There are many ways to react in the face of such tragedy, but time after time you can count on certain tropes that range from merely missing the point to outright hateful. Read More Aurora, Colorado and How We React to Tragedies in the News

How to Shoot a Gun Like a Sane Person

Guns skeeve me out. Yes, people kill people, but access to weapons that unleash nearly instantaneous internal bleeding and cause organ and tissue damage at the press of a trigger doesn’t do much to discourage people from killing people. But I’m not here to hurl bastardized bon mots at the theoretical bunker walls of the gun lobby, I’m just here to say this: shooting guns is fun. Read More How to Shoot a Gun Like a Sane Person