Book Review: The End of Patriarchy

Book Review: The End of Patriarchy

The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men Robert Jensen When I first saw this book by journalism professor Robert Jensen, perched provocatively on the library shelf, I thought:  oh great, a white mansplaining about feminism.  I browsed the rest of the ‘new books’ section and came back to its blue cover.  I picked it…

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Book Review: Autonomous

Book Review: Autonomous

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have a crush on the author of Autonomous, Annalee Newitz.  It’s a nerdy crush full of admiration for Newitz’s humor, intelligence and artistic talent. And if that isn’t enough, she’s queer, which is a total bonus on my score sheet. My crush began when I became a devoted…

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On my mind today: Capitalism

On my mind today: Capitalism

I’m thinking about the relationship between capitalism and patriarchy, especially the white male power version we have running on our matrix in this country. Capitalism is a very competitive system. Does capitalism leave room for an individual being satisfied with their success in life? Success is so often described and measured in terms of continuously…

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No, I won’t be civil

No, I won’t be civil

“You libtards can’t even be civil any more.” If you’re on social media, you’ve probably seen some variation of this thrown out when progressives finally get pissed off enough at the barrage of racist, misogynist xenophobic bullshit being spewed all over the Internet to stop trying to have reasoned and polite conversations with people who’d…

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I was on a Podcast!

I was on a Podcast!

I was recently part of a podcast panel discussion on Trans rights and what allies can do to be, well, allies.  The District 34 podcast is hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg (who happens to be one of my brothers’ best friends). The panelists were me, a trans guy; Kayleigh McKee a trans woman and voice-over artist; Wee…

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Thinking About Creativity

Thinking About Creativity

I listened to a podcast this morning called The Writer Files; the specific episode was called The Best of ‘The Writer’s Brain’ Part One: Creativity.  The guest was neuroscientist Michael Gybko and addressed creativity as a brain function.  They also talked about ideas on how a person could increase their creativity. The gist of it…

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The Legend of Whoberus

The Legend of Whoberus

Anyone with a passing knowledge of Greek mythology has heard of Cerberus, the three-headed dog (though some accounts describe him as having many more heads than that and not all canine, this is not the story I am here to share).  What many do not know is that Cerberus was not an only child. His…

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It’s Pi Day!!!!

It’s Pi Day!!!!

Pi, Pie, πππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππππ I get very excited about my birthday, which is today, because it is a super nerdy day and also because I share this birthday with Albert Einstein.  Which makes it even super nerdier. If you’d like to celebrate with me, eat some pie today.  Any kind of pie.  What’s your favorite? How…

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Be Like a Weed

Be Like a Weed

The book, Writing Past Dark, by Bonnie Friedman has plenty of interesting things to chew on.  It’s not your typical book about writing.  This is more the book about the demons we wrestle with while writing.  While not writing.  In order to write, etc. She talks about the way our writing can be strangled by…

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