From the People who Brought you Cheese: on Embracing Neurodiversity

From the People who Brought you Cheese: on Embracing Neurodiversity

I’m sure someone else has said this, but it doesn’t appear to have caught on in human evolutionary speculation, so I’ll repeat it here: We…

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Science on the Internet: Why we are left to our beliefs

Science on the Internet: Why we are left to our beliefs

As we stumble through the internet, we occasionally find a piece of real, reliable scientific information, facts and figures linked to their sources where one…

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5 Reasons Libertarianism is Unconscionable

5 Reasons Libertarianism is Unconscionable

It’s easy enough to tackle the straw man caricature of libertarianism that Ayn Rand imagines in which the world is starkly divided between the “parasites”…

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Chicago Slutwalk: Marching Against Shame, Control, and Sexual Assault

Chicago Slutwalk: Marching Against Shame, Control, and Sexual Assault

Some women at Chicago’s slutwalk seemed ostentatiously self-possessed. I saw them unashamed of living in their bodies, and unaware of the beauty it gifted them….

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Who Run the World? Girl-powerment and Sexual Politics

Who Run the World? Girl-powerment and Sexual Politics

Beyoncé’s video for “Run the World (Girls)” borrows heavily from the aesthetics of the protests and revolutions in the Middle East, particularly Egypt. Nineteen Percent…

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This article is Ancient (archive 2011)

Why They Hate us Girls and Gays

The Tea Party’s commitment to eradicating government spending seems strange combined with its interest in keeping abortion and gay marriage illegal. A more traditional Libertarian…

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