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Say It with Me - "Legume"

It was about 3am in the morning and instead of sleeping I was looking through a Christmas cookbook that Lisa and I picked up at a thrift store. 442 more words


Stupid Words You Shouldn't Use: Capitalism

I recently finished reading Alexander Solzhenitsyn’sĀ The Gulag Archipelago. When I was about halfway through, I told a friend that Solzhenitsyn’s descriptions of the Gulag’s forced labor camps served as a thorough indictment of the Soviet regime and its communist ideology. 582 more words

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Stupid Words You Shouldn't Use: Homophobia

There are a lot of terms we have for people who harbor prejudice against others. Racist. Misogynist. Antisemite. &c. I think most of these terms are overused, because our culture confuses self-righteous name-calling with “advocacy.” But they can still be useful words. 445 more words

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Stupid Words You Shouldn't Use: "Offensive"

Yesterday I had a conversation with some acquaintances, during which one of the acquaintances said that she didn’t think that “political correctness” was a real thing. 1,110 more words


Stupid Words You Shouldn't Use: Cisgender

We areĀ obsessed with what is “normal.” We hear people saying not to “normalize” Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, or condemning our culture’s “heteronormativity” (i.e. the assumption that opposite-sex attraction is the norm, with same-sex attraction being anomalous). 674 more words

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