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LatinX

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On August 12, 2020
I’ve never been comfortable with the “LatinX” term. I recognize that Spanish is a gendered language. And I recognize that this complicates things for transgender people. But a bunch of Americans sticking an “x” at the end of Spanish words is basically language colonialism. Terminology based on identity is constantly shifting of course (BIPOC being […]
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Republican States Rights Doctrine

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On February 23, 2017
Spicer really laid out Republican states rights doctrine today in about 3 seconds. First, he was asked about transgender people and bathrooms. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that the White House had rescinded guidance to public schools on transgender students’ access to facilities that match their gender identity because it ought to […]
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Fearmongering

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On May 1, 2016
The anti-gay, anti-transgender fearmongering never ends. It might retreat as civil rights and social acceptance is slowly achieved, but there’s always another scare campaign about scary queer people. Such fear mongering against gays and transgender people is a time-tested strategy, despite plenty of evidence that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. In the […]

Transgender Worker Protections

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On December 22, 2014
I neglected to mention this last week, but let me say a quick word lauding the Obama Administration for extending workplace protection rights to transgender people, at least in the public sphere. This is a move toward applying the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to this category of people who have long faced discrimination. An […]

The Horrors of Parenting!

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On February 15, 2012

(Ben Shapiro stands atop a greased hill. He is surrounded by happy children.) BEN: Follow me! I’m one of you! THE CHILDREN: (Wander hither and thither without any clear plan like kids do.) BEN:

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