Apr 29 madcap commented on The Return of Youth Pastor Watch.
I don't want to be misinterpreted as defending bigots here, but I think we mischaracterize their arguments when they talk about men entering women's bathrooms with perverse intent.

The less overt bigots at least are not saying that trans women are threatening children in bathrooms (granted that many not accept the existence of transgender as a phenomenon). They're ginning up fear of non-trans predators entering bathrooms and either claiming protection under laws and policies meant to protect trans people, or just relying on those policies to keep anyone from being suspicious of or complaining about them.

It's bullshit of course– it's not like there's a horde of molesters who were just waiting for trans-friendly policies in order to start invading our restrooms. Anyone willing to do that is already doing it, and if they get caught it's going to be for doing whatever perverted thing they went in there for, not for using the facilities as they were meant to be. But I think we need to answer this part of the fear or else we risk allowing it to fester, Prop 8-style.

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Apr 15 madcap commented on Savage Love.
If the guys isn't disgusted with the idea of selling his used underwear, offer to be the middleman. You don't thing to get weird.
Feb 16 madcap commented on South Dakota Becomes First State to Pass Anti-Trans Student Bathroom Bill.
He's never met a transgendered person that he knows of, because presumably he hasn't been checking fellow bathroom users' genitals or chromosomes.

Come to think of it, how do we know that Governor Daugaard is using the appropriate bathrooms? Maybe someone at the statehouse should give him an official look-see.
Nov 18, 2015 madcap commented on Why Putting the French Flag on the Space Needle Is Racist.
Good talk, everyone.
Sep 22, 2015 madcap commented on City Council Passes Rent Control Resolution (And Does a Couple Other Good Things for Renters You Might Have Missed).
The private purchase loophole seems like a pretty big one. If the city is offering incentives for developers to provide affordable housing, why don't they make those benefits contingent on a contractual obligation to preserve those units through any sales contract?
Sep 22, 2015 madcap commented on SL Letter of the Day: Take a Lover or Two.
Or, instead of sleeping with others behind his back (if he doesn't agree with an open marriage), you could do the honorable thing and divorce him before betraying your vows.
Sep 15, 2015 madcap commented on Hold Up! The School Strike Is NOT OVER.
Seattle PI isn't the only one jumping the gun. Look at what this apologist for the establishment said in their "morning news": http://www.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/20…
Sep 14, 2015 madcap commented on White Guy Michael Derrick Hudson Dons Yellowface, Tricks Sherman Alexie, Gets Published in Best American Poetry.
@17, I would ask for no different than standard, say an α of 5%. But it's also unclear how many of these he's done, whether he's using proper controls, etc. Sample sizes of the target publishers need to be controlled, and I think you'd want which publishers get a poem under which name to be randomized, and probably double-blind (that is, for a given poem, he shouldn't know whether it will be submitted to a given publisher under his name or the false name).
Sep 10, 2015 madcap commented on White Guy Michael Derrick Hudson Dons Yellowface, Tricks Sherman Alexie, Gets Published in Best American Poetry.
Long story short: aspiring poet conducts statistically invalid experiment on whether there is bias in poem publishing based on the perceived race and/or gender of the poet. Results inconclusive.
Sep 9, 2015 madcap commented on Bankrupt 50 Cent Posts a Video on Instagram of His New Palace in Africa.
Wow slaves on a plantation? What's the connection? Both groups did domestic work?