If you’ve been paying attention to anything in our society lately, you might notice a chasm of dispute about sex, gender, and what it all means. But what is “sex”? What is “gender”? And how did we get here? The path to understanding this isn’t pleasant, and it most certainly will challenge what you think […]
You can’t turn on the news, listen to a podcast, or read an article these days without the word “misinformation” slapping you in the face. It’s become such a ubiquitous word in the zeitgeist, like “unprecedented” or “spiritual” that it has started to mean so much that it might mean nothing. More than just the […]
In the Cancel Wars of the early 21st-Century, Pepe le Pew made his last stand at Space Jam and was roundly defeated at the Battle of Rape Culture. Who won? Who knows! Who lost? Culture. That hands-heavy pest is not that important, of course, but I sense a much larger point has been left out […]
No, Meghan Markle — you are not the Little Mermaid. Whether we are talking about Hans Christian Andersens’ very-Christian fairy tale or the Disney version of The Little Mermaid, we can fully and undeniably attest: you are not her. While the general cattiness of my title opines well enough, it should be noted that I […]
My name is Deakin R.B. This is usually the part where someone states their name and then who they are by listing a variety of identity markers. No thanks. I am Deakin R.B., and that will suffice. I have decided to not reduce the complexity of my individuality for you into a few labels. Instead, […]
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