Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

I'm roughly a third of the way through my TEFL Certification course with ITA. The course is designed to prepare students to teach English in a variety of classrooms, both traditional and nontraditional, as well as to work as a private tutor. As I read about different teaching philosophies and method, I can't help but think about … Continue reading Teachable Moments: The Fragility of Manhood

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What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.

This past week has been loud. Our entrance into the Gilded Phage erupted in protests, violence, and hate speech, while Twitter fights, Facebook rants, and, most vital, thoughtful blog posts remain at pre-Election levels. Voices are still reaching the cheap seats as dire warnings of an encroaching wave of racism and bigotry are met with caustic dismissals … Continue reading What can a white, heterosexual, cisgender male do? Listen.

An Open Letter to Zach Wahls

Dear Zach Wahls, I, like the majority of America, first came to know of you when the video of you advocating on behalf of same-sex marriage before the Iowa House of Representatives went viral. It was clear from watching that 3-minute speech that a young man so well-spoken, personable and handsome would have more than … Continue reading An Open Letter to Zach Wahls

Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum

In a previous post, I discussed common arguments against gay marriage and laid out counterarguments against them.  Considering the blog setting, the post couldn't possibly deal with all of the nuances of each argument.  I attempted to make my points as readable and succinct as possible without expending too much energy on arguments that are, … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum

Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Refutations

In the vein of 36 Arguments For the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction by Rebecca Goldstein, I intend to use this post to list out the most common arguments that are given against the legalization of Gay Marriage, and then I will offer a refutation of each one.  This is not to say … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Refutations