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Dinesh D’Souza: Return of the GIFs

It’s been a while since we checked in on Dinesh D’Souza. What’s he been up to, you ask?

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At PRA: Are evangelicals at a crossroads on trans issues?

The response of Azusa Pacific University to Heath Adam Ackley’s coming out illustrates shifts in how evangelical are engaging the issue of transgender identity.

by × October 10, 2013 × Comments are Disabled
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“Cultural scavengers”: Violentacrez, Reddit, and trolls

Everyone is buzzing about Adrian Chen’s article for Gawker unmasking the identity of Michael Brutsch, better known as Violentacrez, a superuser who contributed to and moderated several of the most creepy, racist, and misogynist forums on Reddit.

by × October 15, 2012 × 8 comments
The privilege and silence of white “beyond evangelicals”

The privilege and silence of white “beyond evangelicals”

Trigger warning: racism, racialized violence, silence and enabling around racial violence. [Ed note:] I’ve been really appalled (not to say surprised) by the silence from most prominent white evangelicals – liberal, moderate, and conservative – on the Trayvon Martin case. There are a few popular white Christian bloggers and publications […]

by × March 24, 2012 × 3 comments

s.e. smith on not being a feminist

Alright, I’m ceding defeat on getting a full blown post up for tonight. I’m too tired and it’s too late for me to finish any of my drafts in progress. But! I can share some writing by s.e. smith, who’s an amazing gender equality, genderqueer, disability, and economic justice activist […]

by × November 22, 2011 × 4 comments

Sunday roundup

Day 6 of NaBloPoMo: Bringing the Sunday news roundup back! I haven’t done one of these in a long time, but I’m hoping to get back into the habit. Here’s some of the interesting reading I’ve come across this week: the righter you get it: Great post that addresses, among other […]

by × November 6, 2011 × Comments are Disabled

Atheists die first in survival situations?

Transcript: Doesn’t mean that science has all the answers for everything. In fact, we were talking about survivors a while ago, uh, most studies on survivors show that the atheists die first, because if you can’t – if you don’t believe in something supernatural, how can you imagine that you […]

by × March 26, 2011 × 2 comments
Praying for Japan?

Praying for Japan?

Trigger warning for images and discussion of natural disasters. Houses swallowed by tsunami waves burn in Natori, Miyagi Prefecture (state) after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, March 11. (Kyodo News/Associated Press; source) In the wake of the largest earthquake in its recorded history, […]

by × March 14, 2011 × 15 comments

Brandon Davies and BYU’s strange definition of “honor”

LDS (Mormon) owned Brigham Young University just dismissed Brandon Davies, a key player on their #3 ranked men’s basketball team, for violating the school’s honor code. Davies was apparently dismissed because he and his girlfriend had premarital sex. Amazingly, a number of otherwise liberal bloggers and mainstream media figures who […]

by × March 6, 2011 × 22 comments