Cats Teaching You About Consent

Cats are, above all, autonomous creatures. They insist that you interact with them on their own terms. Whether needy or standoffish, every cat demands that its agenda be catered to. So I propose we use cats to teach people about bodily autonomy and consent. After all, who better than a creature which says “stop touching…

Introducing My New Patreon!

I haven’t yet nailed down a job here in New York, although I am searching and my resume is looking pretty spiffy if I do say so myself. Last time I searched for a job this hard, I had no experience at anything and nearly got sucked into that knife-selling thing before finally landing a…

Too Late

Is it true that everything has broken wide open in the past few years? Or is it just that I came out from under the rock that was once my home and actually began to pay attention? Whichever the case, I promise you, it is too late for us to go back now. Oh, I’m…

For Love of the Tale: A Musing on the Power of Nerd Culture

The hippies of my parent’s generation, real acid-dropping psychedelic flower children, and their ideological off-shoots who founded the America neopagan movement, were very into comic books and science fiction. A lot of other leftists took up this interest as well; for a modern example I highly recommend the scifi/speculative fiction collection “Octavia’s Brood.” Current nerd…

What We Really Mean When We Are Anti-Trans

When I discovered feminism, it felt like coming home. I grew up in an insular fundamentalist Christian culture which glorified patriarchy, and even when I moved out of that culture, I found that patriarchy continues to infect the whole of Western society. So to discover a movement that affirmed my femininity as good, that uplifted…