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Are you a boy or a girl?

In response to the Daily Post: Unpopular

Tell us about a time when you had to choose between two options, and you picked the unpopular choice. 246 more words

Daily Prompt

Conversations at the intersection of gender and ability

Recently I’ve been working with folks at L’Arche to introduce the idea of my being non-binary to them. A conversation went something like this:

“Hey, I’d like to tell you something important to me. 137 more words


Readings: They

It was stupidly busy here last week, what with a giant book fair, on the day of which I worked 15 and a half hours, an experience I’m not eager to repeat again any time soon. 539 more words

6 Silly Things Modern, Empowered Women Need to Stop Doing Immediately

If you’re a “strong and independent woman” that people don’t take seriously, perhaps it’s because you’re doing one of these six silly things:

1. Throwing Home Sales Parties: … 1,697 more words

Gender Stuff

Not Safe At Work

I have a Twitter, if that sort of thing floats your boat. I can be found at @ollyaide if the mood should grab you. Obviously it’s just a few days old so I’m not exactly churning out the works of Gerda Lerner, but it is a safe space for general musings. 712 more words


Why My Ovaries May Force Me to Vote for Hillary

For the record, I am not a big fan of Hillary Clinton.

While I don’t think she will lead our country to ruin, I certainly don’t think she will usher in a new dawn of prosperity. 1,164 more words

Politics & Religion

A Straight Person’s Guide to Transgender People

Are your weird observations about Caitlyn Jenner causing you to lose Facebook friends? If so, please consult this nifty guide.

First, a bit about my expertise: Years ago, a loved one confessed his life-long struggle with his gender identity, taking me down a rabbit hole of transgender support groups, websites, articles, essays, and adventures. 1,318 more words