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How to Apologize on GT

Welp, you've done it, haven't you? You posted some bullshit that's straight-up offensive, degrading and/or general asshattery toward a large segment of the GT community. Heck, maybe you've even made a real giant douchecanoe of yourself and re-argued some asinine fuckery in the comments when people rightly pointed out… » 11/05/14 1:08am 11/05/14 1:08am

Examining the Word Choice of Print Media in the Wake of Ferguson


Something interesting has been happening in the Midwest this week, and depending on which newspaper you pick up with your morning coffee you might think it involves beleaguered law enforcement heroically facing aimlessly angry mobs intent on destroying everything in their path, or you might think a town… » 8/14/14 3:51pm 8/14/14 3:51pm

Interlude - Mocking Someone Other Than the MRA's

I know the few people reading this are hoping I'd have Part III of the MRA thing done by now - don't worry, it'll be coming soon (I have 7 hours of car travel coming up this weekend, so I expect to have plenty of time to get some serious mockery done). But tonight, my wonderful girlfriend showed me something so… » 4/19/13 12:31am 4/19/13 12:31am

Conversations About Sex That I Have Had With My Parents

Age 16
*At home, as I'm completely unsuspecting of the horror about to unfold*
Dad: So, I think I need to talk to you about sex.
Me: ...no.
Dad: There are some things that I think you-
Me: NO.
Dad: -should really know. For instance, do you know what a blowjob is?
Me: STOP TALKING.
Dad: It's when a woman-
*I flee from the room… » 4/12/13 5:28pm 4/12/13 5:28pm

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Feminist

In 11th Grade, I was hanging out in a teacher's room during a free period with the teacher and a couple other students, and the conversation turned to feminism. While I was never in one of this teacher's classes, I liked her very much and had a good relationship with her. She was (and, I assume, still is) a pretty… » 4/09/13 9:16pm 4/09/13 9:16pm