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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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.
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.
Sep 22, 2015
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 14, 2015
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).