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

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.

Religion is a Choice

The recent attempt (and failure) in various states to "preserve religious freedom" by dumping on the gays has added a new wrinkle to the Gay Rights debate. With the tides of inevitability pretty much guaranteeing that within the decade we will see the national legalization of same-sex marriage, the religious right and conservative groups seem … Continue reading Religion is a Choice

“i need a good argument on being against gay marriage”

"i need a good argument on being against gay marriage" was a search term that led someone to my blog.  It must have led him (her?) to one of two of my blog posts in which I present those arguments they're searching for and then refute them, exposing them for the thinly-veiled bigotry that they … Continue reading “i need a good argument on being against gay marriage”

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