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October 28, 2019

I lifted 335 pounds of metal off the floor today, all at once.  Honestly it's not something I ever thought I'd do.  And yet it's a milestone for me.  It meant something: let me explain.

I started eating those blue shapechanging pills known as hormone replaceme...

July 29, 2019

There's  something strange going on in the philososphere.  There's an outbreak of incoherence in the discipline that self-identifies as the true keepers of rigor and symbolic logic.  Let's start with one case: a prominent gender-critical feminist, Kathleen Stock, recen...

April 12, 2019

Welp, Jesse Singal has shit the bed again, and it's time for an overeducated and underpaid trans woman to clean up his mess.  In his "The New Science of How to Argue — Constructively", Singal proposes a new discipline: "erisology," the study of discord.  Ignoring the m...

February 19, 2019

In Polar, a retired hit man, Duncan Vizla, aka the Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), mumbles his way through life, enduring the numerous indignities that the world does to him:
women who talk too much
overly flamboyant queers
people with variously nonnormative bodies
All...

December 27, 2018

Jack Ryan is meant to be a rousing tale of daring spies set against a devious terrorist mastermind.  It's not.  Jack Ryan is a dismal slog through the guts of the American Empire.  Its protagonist (Jack Ryan) is meant to be a square-jawed American hero: the ex-mar...

December 21, 2018

I knew I wanted to be a woman; that was the easy part.  But I kept hearing that I wasn't trans unless I already was a woman, in my heart at least.  So I spent years looking around inside myself, trying to find this thing called Gender Identity, hoping it said Female on...

September 12, 2018

So, first and most importantly, I just published a scenario for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game called The Camping Trip.  So if you want play a game and pay an author, head over to the Miskatonic Repository and consider buying it.   It will convince you that the u...

June 20, 2018

So, for those who are wondering why trans twitter is fucking furious about Singal's latest, here's the short version: Jesse Singal is in the business of laundering bigotry into respectable, quasi-scientific terms.  In particular, his latest (a cover story for the damne...

February 28, 2018

David French, editor of the right-wing National Review, recently explained why he carries a gun.  The brief version is that it makes him feel like a sheepdog – safe and powerful.  Protected and a protector.  More a member of his community.  I don't want to deny the rea...

February 12, 2018

Altered Carbon is violent, but it's not about violence, and that's a shame.  In this cyberpunk future, there are things called stacks, which are implanted in the spine and record a person's entire consciousness, and things called sleeves, which are the human bodies the...

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