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MoZaic Care, a cosmetic surgery provider in San Francisco, California, offers a “nullification” procedure that “removes external genitalia while preserving a urethral opening and anal opening.” The same company offers a procedure called “phalgina,” or “penile preservation vaginoplasty,” which allows... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at davidthompson
Trainee pilot + total engine failure. || Assorted vintage ray-guns. || Salvage operation. || Mighty dad powers. || Day at the beach. || Zoe is terribly complicated. || An educator speaks. (h/t, Darleen) || Careful now. || Airstream funeral coach.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at davidthompson
Robert Schmad spots more Clown Quarter contortion: An assistant professor at Appalachian State University recently argued that enforcing behavioural standards in public high schools is rooted in racism and unfairly affects Black students. In the article “‘Press Charges’: Art Class,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2021 at davidthompson
Motoring scenes. || Sainthood suggested. || Higher power. || “Community art mural.” || So how do you “embody being neuro-queer”? || At last, bendy ice. || Before “capitalism,” everything was free, you know. || On Columbo and intrigue without mystery.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2021 at davidthompson
Richard Hanania on the ideological capture of state education: [T]he movement to ban Critical Race Theory is naive if it thinks it’s going to change much about public schools… A CRT ban might mean a teacher won’t say “Ok, kids,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2021 at davidthompson
For newcomers and the nostalgic, more items from the archives: Please Update Your Files And Lifestyles Accordingly. Natan Last is a “fitful poet,” a Brooklynite, and a graduate of Columbia. Also, he will save us. The world of woke crossword-puzzlers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2021 at davidthompson
Ring of Fire. || In post-civilisation San Francisco, the relocation of handbags by fashion enthusiasts. (h/t, Darleen) || For the woman who has everything. (h/t, Things) || Also, layers of London. || Another accident in the lab. || Cats in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2021 at davidthompson
There was an article… by Lauren Rowello – a they, she’s a pronoun pointer, “they/them” – and her article was saying, “Kink belongs at Pride, and I want my children to see it.” The whole thing is… talking about how,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at davidthompson
Or, Gratitude, Baby. Like, you have to come out to me as cis and straight. It turns out that if you, a straight person – or worse, a straight couple - attend a Pride event, your presence may only be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at davidthompson
Bean glove. You heard me. || It’s a car, it’s a helicopter. (h/t, Things) || How to open a drawer. || How to peel potatoes. || The portable kitchen you’ve always wanted. || Pride. || “Alternatives to policing.” || More... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at davidthompson
And over at the University of Alberta: As an academic drag queen, Tommy is uniquely embodied in their scholarship and praxis of teaching and learning and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, including their forthcoming co-edited collection of essays on RuPaul’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2021 at davidthompson
Meanwhile, at Princeton, more “equity” in action: The Ivy League institution announced in April that it admitted 1,498 students for the class of 2025. A full 22 percent of admitted students are first-generation college students and 68 percent self-identify as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at davidthompson
Someone not quite making the case she thinks she’s making. Open thread. Do chat among yourselves. I’m not hungover. You’re hungover. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2021 at davidthompson
All about the ass. || Rich in zinc. || Seemingly routine. || Glasses are inherently racist. || Correction of note. || Complications. || Let’s talk about the tuck. || A song about the police and their privileged horses. || Parenting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2021 at davidthompson
Or, Prattle Beyond The Stars: Physicists at MIT and SUNY Stony Brook recently announced findings that the total surface area of two black holes was maintained after the two entities merged. While this research was a welcome confirmation of both... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2021 at davidthompson
Robby Soave on achieving “equity”: The Vancouver School Board in British Columbia, Canada, is eliminating honours courses as part of a push to foster inclusivity and equity in the classroom. The board had previously eliminated the high school honours English... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2021 at davidthompson
Comet Melanie Mae – that’s what it says here – is in no way high-maintenance: My gender changes depending on the day, or week, or even depending on the hour. It also means the pronouns I’m comfortable with can change... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2021 at davidthompson
Time, I think, for an open thread. And while I’m being good to you, I’ll throw in one of these, as a bonus. Because, yes, it’s time to remind patrons that this rickety barge, on whose seating your arses rest,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2021 at davidthompson
Speaking, as we were, of rotundity, here’s a hot intersectional take, delivered with beaming certainty: Actively not wanting to be fat is fatphobia, and therefore you’re fatphobic. You see, while “literally nobody is saying” that you must want to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at davidthompson
“The teacher did not appear to know she was being recorded.” The inclusive, caring world of sixth grade education. More here. Also, open thread. Share ye links and bicker. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2021 at davidthompson
The concept of sideways. || The scene of the crime. || At last, high-speed hover cars. (h/t, STG) || “Social justice publishing.” || Related. || Perverse and insatiable, there is no cure. || Rolling with it. || Beer vortex. ||... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2021 at davidthompson
Ms Kelly’s outlook, seen below, seems rather fraught and a tad contrived. And so, if a friend or colleague is trying to lose weight, which isn’t always easy, and this friend or colleague makes visible progress, then, naturally, you shouldn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at davidthompson
This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil… I had fantasies of unloading... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at davidthompson
Notice of note. (h/t, Holborn) || I am the night. || Gracious in victory. || The inventor of karaoke. || Vibrant diversity in street and park. || Place your bets - will advocaat carbonate? (h/t, Elephants Gerald) || Quick and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at davidthompson
For newcomers and the nostalgic, more items from the archives: The Sound Of Wringing (2). The Guardian’s Theo Hobson sticks pins into his eyes, rhetorically. Despite Mr Hobson’s claims, rejecting “liberal guilt,” as manifest all but daily in the pages... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at davidthompson