Over the last few months, I’ve seen people sharing memes and links about trans women athletes competing on primarily cis women teams. They’re worded in a way to get people worked up over having a “biological male” or “genetic male” competing with “biological/genetic females”, with the assumption that being assigned male at birth gives athletes some sort of advantage.
This just isn’t true.Continue reading “Trans athletes don’t have a physical advantage”
A couple of months ago, I attended an anti-immigration rally to counterprotest. Someone at the rally, when they saw my “No borders” sign, asked me if I locked my house, telling me it’s the same thing as immigration restrictions.
Here’s why this a false equivalence.Continue reading “Locking my house isn’t equal to closed borders”
Someone recently commented on one of my Facebook posts, saying something like, “I don’t care if people are gay; I just don’t want them shoving their sexuality in my face.”Continue reading “Don’t shove your sexuality in my face”
Sure, the fact that 47% of the workforce in Canada, for example, 25 years old and older are women is part of that point. If they all walked off the job, we’d have to somehow virtually double the men in the workforce. And that’s not including females under 25.Continue reading “Without female labour, the economy would fall apart”
Some time ago, I noticed more commentary than usual about the LDS Church’s approach to virginity. I recognize that their approach is problematic and comes with a lot of baggage. I also recognize that a lot of people view virginity in general with a critical lens. That‘s fine. I want to be clear that I’m not trying to shame them. I also want to be clear that I’m not defending the approach the LDS Church takes on virginity, either literally or culturally.Continue reading “Virginity isn’t always a bad thing”
Continue reading “Why the justice system is racist”
The justice system is broken; it’s racist. Here’s why.
The use of the term “Lamanite” to refer to people indigenous to the Americas and the Pacific Islands is problematic. Continue reading “Why we should stop using “Lamanite””
Immigrants and asylum seekers don’t steal jobs. They create jobs. Continue reading “Immigrants don’t steal jobs”
I was reading the Parable of the Good Samaritan recently. I was struck by how it’s not just a lesson on who our neighbour is; it’s also a lesson on how to be compassionate. Continue reading “The Good Samaritan isn’t about who we help”