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+ We Had Sex, But I Never Told Him I Was Trans by Jen Richards.

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+ Eighth Circuit: Title IX Won’t Cover High Schooler Who Reported Her Assault at a College.

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    • Dream Daddy is a game where you make a dad (or ‘dadsona’) and then try to date other dads. Joseph is a youth pastor who is separated from his wife Mary. A lot of controversy surrounded him when a ‘Joseph-leads-an-evil-dad-ensnaring-cult’ ending cut from the full game was found in the coding.

      Mary is my favorite character. She’s snarky and not exactly the best person but not irredeemable.

  1. The trans military ban actually being signed into anything is making me so upset..I’m not even American!
    But this is how it starts..First you’re not allowed in bathrooms, then the military, then schools, then stores, then streets, then not at all. And since Trump and Pence don’t dare go after the gays..yet.
    It’s so obvious and so hateful, it makes me want to scream.
    If there’s anyone out there affected by this, stay strong, you’re loved and appreciated. xoxo

    • This is how I feel too. If the tide doesn’t turn over the next two or three years and a more socially progressive political and economic trend become more of a reality throughout the world, then ….. well, all of our turns to feel the boot heel.

  2. In light of the Google bullshit-ery and other articles, I’d like to declare that I’m an angry woman in tech who is tired of this shit. I’m tired of people, men more often than not, telling me I’m irredeemable and incompetent. I dare them to try that in person, so I can show them just how angry I am.

  3. This…..
    “More often than not I think this: Until men have to disclose to me that they’re assholes, I don’t have to disclose anything at all.”
    Jenifer Richards you are my new hero, I so think that very same thing more often than not. Well nearly the same, being Bi I generally think in terms of “people” not just men.

  4. So, that link on the college sexual assault reported on Rewire was uncannily close to home. My father taught there for years, and I took college classes on the campus while I was still in high school because there’s a partnership program between the local K-12 school and the college. The college classes I took were taught by faculty who were very good at teaching, and I picked them in part because they were known to be harder graders and I felt like I’d learn more. It’d be hard to supervise minors because we were responsible for getting ourselves to and from those college classes — and as it’s a farming community, a lot of the local teens are already highly independent at 16 or 17. I walked to and from the college classes almost every day, ice or rain or heat wave.

    One of the big issues (apart from the article’s topic) when I was growing up was that it was (and maybe still is?) a dry campus, so students who needed assistance with drinking too much felt like they couldn’t get help. It’s also a very Christian school, and many of the students are regional and from highly conservative backgrounds (or from Christian communities overseas, actually — there was a push for Japanese Christian students to come to school there when I was a girl, and we served as a host family for a few years). I stayed away from the fraternity/sorority members while I was taking classes.

    I just sent the article to my sisters and mom and one of them was like “damn.” I can’t say that I’m surprised that this case is happening. I hope that she’s also bringing litigation against the person who sexually assaulted her.

    (Growing up non-Christian in that town was really unpleasant. I escaped from Missouri as soon as I turned 18.)

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