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

The Top 10 Phony Outrages of 2013

Every year, countless happenings stir up unrest or anger in some contingent of the population, and pretty much invariably, that outrage is stupendously out of proportion to the actual offense. That's human nature. Nothing makes us feel more alive than being offended. This year, though, there has been an abundance of offense that seems, well, phoney.

“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”