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Sep 20, 2016 bripatrick commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Daddy Issues.
@1 You do know that identical twins aren't exactly identical, right?…

But, ew, facts and studies!
Feb 11, 2016 bripatrick commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Using "Crazy" Like That Is So Gay, Dan, Really Lame.
I take issue with Emma using the word "asshole" as an insult. I have an asshole, and love it.
Jan 14, 2016 bripatrick commented on An Appetite Suppressant Courtesy of the Trump Campaign.
Eek. Ignoring the creepy indoctrination of these poor girls who have no idea who they're supporting ... the Republican Party wonders why they can't attract any celebrities or entertainers to endorse them? It's almost incomprehensible how lame they are.
Dec 11, 2015 bripatrick commented on Savage Love.
University of Minnesota, Mankato*
Dec 3, 2015 bripatrick commented on SL Letter of the Day: Sniff Sniff..
I doubt the lost and found bin is under close scrutiny from security or HR ... if no one is claiming them, and it gives you pleasure, AND you aren't sniffing them on company property: I say keep on doing you.

Also: Are you a pervert? Well ... yeah, but who cares?
Nov 4, 2015 bripatrick commented on Voters Repeal Anti-Discrimination Law in Houston After Hate Campaign Targeting Trans Women Using Public Toilets.
How are they going to enforce this law? Are women going to be making sure everyone who gets in the stall next to them has a vagina?

The biggest targets for this bullshit law are going to be trans kids, where teachers and students know that they are trans. Kids who are already in a very vulnerable state will be the ones who suffer. Hope you're happy, Texan voters, you pieces of garbage.
Sep 10, 2015 bripatrick commented on Rallying to Help a Homeschooled Christian Kid Who Got Thrown Out After He Came Out.
Donated. I'm just so thankful this kid has so many supportive adults in that community that helped get him the heck out and set up for success. I've worked in a very limited capacity with YouthLink, which services a lot of homeless youth in Minneapolis (mostly LGBT). I wish they all could have campaigns to help them establish their lives.
Jul 21, 2015 bripatrick commented on Glasgow's Alt Pride Celebration Bans Drag Acts.
Cannibalization within the LGBT community has been growing fairly steadily from what I've seen. It's no longer fun to stand together against people who want to see gay/bi/lesbian/trans people marginalized, have their rights either blocked or taken away from them - jailed and killed ... oh no, now it's super edgy and the mark of a TRUE activist to turn on your own camp.

The crazy religious right fanatics calling for your head have been dealt with - time to tell the gay guys next to you at the bar that their cis white privilege is disgusting and they should go F themselves. Time to throw stones at RuPaul for saying the word "tranny" as if she's Pat Robertson or hasn't earned the right to take that term and use it as she sees fit, considering she's been doing her thing since before me & my fellow Tumblr generation entitled assholes were even fertilized. Time to unleash a barrage of hate-filled tweets at a celebrity for daring to assign their infant a gender when it should be THE BABY'S CHOICE!!11 Time to call longstanding gay advocate comedians filthy homophobes for saying a homophobic word in the context of a joke shining the light on actual homophobic people who say it without irony.

Ugh. It's exhausting. Everyone has the power to control if they're offended. If you don't have the common sense or the minimum critical thinking skills to analyze a situation and look at intent or history or the fact that people aren't f'ing psychic and don't know what someone's pronoun preference is ... I don't know. Stay home? Get smarter? I don't honestly know what you should do if you lack these skills other than not engage with me in any way until you figure it out.
Jun 19, 2015 bripatrick commented on Fox News Strains to Jam Charleston Murders into Their Unified Field Theory of Absolutely Everything.
Also, where did they find this pastor? I love how he just wants the men in a church to have guns because women are oh-so-helpless. And, what happened to that "Thou Shalt Not Kill" Commandment?
Jun 19, 2015 bripatrick commented on Fox News Strains to Jam Charleston Murders into Their Unified Field Theory of Absolutely Everything.
Wait, Fox News is advocating for more black people to have guns? Is this the Twilight Zone?