Monthly Archives: January 2015

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|1 Comment

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|2 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