Posts tagged “Queer”

Matthew Shepard’s murder kept me in the closet a long time.

My family watched a lot of The 700 Club. I read about Matthew Shepard’s murder in its newsletter on the long walk home from school one day. I don’t remember the exact words. I do remember the day. It was cold, overcast, and miserably damp. My feet squelched in the mud. The newsletter must have […]

Homosexual sex in the service of heteronormativity

no one ever asks what’s going on in white culture or what it is about white masculinity that is making this kind of sex practice possible. But that’s really precisely the question we should be asking, because white men have engaged in — straight-identified white men have engaged in — intimate or sexual encounters with […]

The language you found touching in the Supreme Court judgment pissed me off

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. … [M]arriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. … [The] hope [of the petitioners] is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Helena, Montana Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections Who started that ridiculous bathroom idea? I’ve heard it in several discussions now when towns were trying to pass non-discrimination ordinances. How Online Giant Amazon Prevents Workers From Receiving Unemployment Insurance I really need to stop shopping on Amazon. Revamped Migraine Elimination Diet: Avoiding Histamine & Salicylates Figuring out […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

The enormous cost of propping of the banks was justified by the refrain “too big to fail.” You know what’s really too big to fail? Ecosystems. Zen Faulkes wonders about the constant pressure to explain the relevance of your science: People love all sorts of things that aren’t relevant to them apart from their own […]

Boy meets girl

Earlier this year I spent a week at a workshop at the boots, mud, and resource extraction applied end of my field. It was pretty different from what I’m used to culturally. The mealtime conversations were considerably less intellectual than I’m used to in my professional life, often revolving around relationships. People talked about wedding […]