I’ve had with most of you. Especially those of you who sit there and argue with the very people this government is marginalizing and harrassing. That we should “get along and be nice” because somehow that’s going to magically fix everything. The time for politeness passed many months ago. Sorry, that’s just how it is. If you can’t see why, get you head out of your fucking ass and take a good look around. You say you have minority friends? Sure, ok! Why don’t you ask them some things: Ask any of your friends of color how they’re doing rightContinue Reading

When I started to train for open water swimming again a couple of years ago, I decided it would be in my best interest to become a US Masters Swimming (USMS) member. This was mostly because a lot of open water events are only open to USMS members (for liability/insurance reasons), but there are a lot of perks that come with the membership that I like, especially the forums where I can ask other swimmers questions, training programs, and their magazine “Swimmer”. Well, a few months ago, Swimmer Magazine had an excellent series of articles about diversity in swimming whichContinue Reading

There’s a thing in social justice and activist communities that has now become a call-out culture thing that really bothers me. It’s the idea that if you’re not doing “X activist thing” that somehow you are not doing enough, or you don’t care about the subject of said activist thing, or that you are somehow complicit with the oppressors if you’re not making statements about everything that comes up. I see this over and over in many communities: Some activists in seminary thought other seminarians weren’t activist enough because they didn’t march on the streets during the Occupy movement. (orContinue Reading

Every TERF that tells my wife and other transgender women that they aren’t real women or tell transgender men that they are traitors to their gender; Every Christian Fundamentalist that rejoices when LGBTQA people are abused or killed, or any Christian who “loves the sinner, hates the sin;” Every white cisgender man who makes rape jokes, queer jokes, and spouts other misogynistic crap; Every person who says that all black people, or Latinx people, or all Muslims, or all of any other group should be rounded up and shot; Every person who decides to denigrate another group of people forContinue Reading

I just got my copy of Jailbreaking the Goddess by Lasara Firefox Allen in the mail today. I’ll admit now that I read an early copy of the book and was thrilled by this re-visioning of the cycle of the Goddess! Even though I’ve read it before, I’m reading it again, because I think this is incredibly important. This moves Goddess spirituality away from being defined by cis-gender biology into a fluid system that is inclusive of everyone, including those who are gender-variant. The most radical chapter, and in my mind and experience the most important, is Chapter 2: “More Than OurContinue Reading