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On the Roadside, Changing Times

Even out of full context, this sign by the side of the road in rural inland Maine is historically striking to me.  In full context, the shift it represents is even more striking:

Was I a Troll Boy?

This image presents a real conversation over social media taking place in the last 24 hours. My correspondent: a social media agency, whose identity is obscured to protect the… well… you decide.

You won’t be able to find this conversation any longer; my comments have been deleted, and I’ve been banned from commenting on the [...]

Half of all gay and bisexual men in the USA HIV-positive by age 50? Really?

Will half of all gay and bisexual men in the USA really be HIV-positive by age 50?

This is what I was told today in a message from Christian evangelist Peter LaBarbera, who was passing on another message from another Christian Evangelist Stephen Black, who was in turn referring to a wages-of-sin-is-death WorldNetDaily article by [...]

Men, Are Sex And Grilled Cheese Enough For You?

At first, when I saw this cover on a Cosmopolitan magazine on a corner newsstand, the first thing that popped into my mind was a question: what kind of ass do I deserve? I have never thought of myself as deserving a particular kind of ass. What, I wondered, is the moral basis for [...]

Sex Gap in Pay Narrows to Smallest Extent in U.S. History

In the face of a mantra of “only get worse“, “only get worse,” “only get worse,” “only get worse,” I offer this instance of bad matters getting better. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released information on the gap in median pay between men and women working full-time year-round in the United States:

Median [...]

Why Christian Groups Must Protest Against Gay Football Player Michael Sam

Down in Dallas, Texas, an organization called American Decency is planning to hold a political demonstration outside a sports stadium there, in protest of the decision by the Dallas Cowboys to hire Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. [...]

Will Atheists Find Happiness Through Atheist Dating Sites?

There’s a reason that marriage has been one of the key political battlegrounds in American culture over the last 100 years. Regressive groups want to keep dating and marriage within strictly controlled boundaries. [...]

Redefining Sexual Versatility

Young, sexed up human beings might get some useful perspective on their struggles by considering the plight of Cloeon dipterum, a common species of mayfly that lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Mayflies have a period of adult sexuality that only lasts a few weeks. The short sexual life of the mayfly is common knowledge, and [...]

“If they are innocent they should have nothing to fear” Check #1: Alan Turing

“Innocent people are sure to be spied upon, but if they are innocent they should have nothing to fear.” — Jack McCully, August 4 2014

“If you are innocent you should have nothing to fear and you will most probably not be noticed.” — Myrmidon, February 24 2014

“So this is surveillance! The innocent should [...]

The Mythological Precedent Of The Woman Thor

This week, Marvel Comics announced that its comic book hero Thor, which is based upon the Norse god Thor, will become a woman.

A representative of Marvel explained, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike [...]

Men Speak Out For Women Speak Out PAC?

When I looked through the FEC record of a recent set of independent expenditures for the Women Speak Out PAC, I noticed an odd thing. There were a lot of men being paid to speak for Women Speak Out. Does the Women Speak Out PAC think that women can’t speak for themselves?

The Women Speak [...]