No, Transgender Rights Are Not Destroying Women’s Colleges

Over at The New Republic, writer Monica Potts argues that “Trans Activism is Threatening Women’s Colleges’ Mission.” This statement — bold, hyperbolic, and just generally ridiculous — heads an article that swings wildly back and forth between a seeming belief that it’s one’s gender identity that should determine enrollment eligibility or that it’s […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Culture|6 Comments

Pentagon Decides that Trans People are People (Sort of)

Yesterday, USA Today reported that Chelsea Manning has (finally) been cleared to begin receiving hormone replacement therapy as she serves out her 35-year prison sentence at Fort Leavenworth. While I remain skeptical about the veracity of this claim, as neither she nor her laywer has issued a statement acknowledging this (we’ve […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Politics, Transgender|0 Comments

Jon Stewart is Leaving The Daily Show, and I’m Not Heartbroken: Am I a Bad Liberal?

Maybe I’m a bad Liberal.

Yesterday, Jon Stewart announced that he’d be leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, where he’s been for the past 16 years. During that time, Stewart has won 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Grammys, 7 Producers Guild of America Awards, 8 TCA Awards, a Writers Guild of America Award, and […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Culture|0 Comments

Parker Molloy on NPR’s All Things Considered

Last week, I spoke with NPR‘s Robert Siegel about the media’s obsession with Bruce Jenner’s gender identity, privacy, and trans media representation.

By |February 9th, 2015|Interview|0 Comments

I assure you, I’m not “outraged.”

Like roughly 113 million other people, I spent last night watching the Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Like many, I fired off a fair amount of tongue-in-cheek commentary, retweeted some jokes, and just shared a few thoughts on Twitter.
Some tweets were “successful” (whatever that means), connecting with people, like […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Jonathan Chait and the Willful Ignorance of the Privileged

I caved.

After pledging to myself that I wouldn’t read Jonathan Chait’s “Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say,” my curiosity got the best of me, and I took the (click) bait. The 4,721-word rant is just as bad as everyone says it is, and breaking down the massive flaws in his […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Marshawn Lynch does not owe the media anything

Last week, I wrote a post over at The Guardian about the most notorious NFL scandals of all-time (actually, it turned out to be more “the most notorious on-field NFL scandals of the past couple decades,” but that’s not as catchy). Earlier this week, I wrote about Super Bowl media day. […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Sports|0 Comments

VIDEO: Leelah Alcorn and Life as a Transgender Woman

By |January 21st, 2015|Transgender|3 Comments

A Letter Re: Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry.”

Hi, Meghan; I’m Parker.

Earlier today, I had an opportunity to read your L.A. Times op-ed, “Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry,” and I can’t help but feel as though you’ve misconstrued a number of factors in the path to forming your opinion.

Now, I noticed that though you had a chance […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Culture, Transgender|0 Comments

Deadly Medicine: Leelah Alcorn and Conversion Therapy

At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 28th, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of a semi-trailer on Interstate 71 near her Kings Mill, Ohio home, bringing an end to her young life. Soon after, a pre-scheduled note was published to the teen’s Tumblr account, outlining that it was her parents’ inability to accept that […]

By |January 2nd, 2015|Transgender|0 Comments