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Helping Hands are Many Colors

We live in frightening times, and we need to stick together if we're going to get through them. In my previous article I mentioned joining the protestors and helping stand up against the injustices happening around us. Sadly, many of us (including myself) can't bring themselves to hit the streets. It's okay, whatever the reason:…

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Normal Is The Problem

As of writing this piece it's the late May, early June of 2020. If you've been reading the news, it must seem like the United States is on fire, or at least about to explode. Amidst a global pandemic, the unlawful, lethal police brutality used against a black man, has sparked countless people to gather…

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What are we Sanctifying Anyway? Or How Straight People Killed the Institution of Marriage

In December 2019 I finally married my longtime life-partner. The whole event was a beautiful exercise in bureaucratic necessity.  Both sets of parents insisted on attending the momentous occasion, but I feel like it was only momentous for them. My partner and I kind of felt like it was like having party for filing your…

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If I Were Satan

The common interpretation of Satan is that he is the ultimate incarnation of evil, the baddest of the bad. As the cosmic representation of sin and evil he goes beyond comprehension of us mere mortals. Whatever awful, sickening, mind warping atrocities anyone can imagine, Satan has done it, and worse. Personally, I don't think this…

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The Cost of (Electoral) College

Well, it's the end of 2019 and that means one thing for Americans; it's election season. Hurray. We get to look forward to a year muckraking, fear mongering, and good ole lying. I'm sure all of you are just tingling with excitement. In all seriousness, I'd like to give my thoughts on a topic that's…

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So You Think You’re Oppressed

Being oppressed sucks, hardcore. You are taken advantage of, dehumanized, and very often spend your days fearing for your life. Being oppressed means you've had your basic rights as a human put in jeopardy. No one wants to be oppressed. But everyone wants to claim they're oppressed. Counter-intuitive right? Sadly not at all. Our society…