Friday, July 30
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Tag: Sexuality

Flushed With Pride — Or — What To Do In Lieu Of A Loo

Flushed With Pride — Or — What To Do In Lieu Of A Loo

"Life" Issues, awareness, bigotry, citizenship, civics, community, Compassion, conflict, conservatism, culture, Equality, GLBT, injustice, justice, Minorities, Rationality, Statistics, Uncategorized
I have a scandalously radical idea about how to resolve the transgender restroom crisis.  Let’s use two rusty, neglected, but potentially still-useful tools:   (a) reason / rationality, and (b) mathematics. Regarding both, despite a diligent internet search, I have been able to find no – as in “identically zero” – documented, or even undocumented / anecdotal, instances of a trans person committing any sexual assault, or even non-sexual assault, in any restroom.  (By contrast, Binging or Googling for sexual assaults against transgender people, i.e., where the transgendered person is the victim rather than the perpetrator, easily and instantly returns multiple digits' worth of "hits".) So, despite that, for the purposes of this column, I will assume that, contra the facts as I have been able...

Thoughts on Sexuality and Christianity

GLBT, Sexuality, Theology
I want to share thoughts from my friend.  She has a lot of great stuff to say!  So, go visit "The Roamin' Rev:  A Smokin' Hot Woman of God" here.  And she has inspired me to share some thoughts that I developed during work on a presentation (along with my team the fabulous Terra, Denise, and Bjorn...woot!). I have to say that in the realm of the body, we, the Western world, have a looooong way to go towards creating a holistic vision of who we are and who we should be.  We have bought into this separation of the mind and the body that Plato proposed a jillion years ago.  The world of forms vs. particulars.  In the world of forms, we have perfection, transcendence, the mind, and reason.  All "good."  In the world of particulars, we have the senses, our opinions, passions, and the body.  Al...