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theliberaltony:

Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.

For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.

That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.

But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms
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"The science fiction prose community is currently lit up by right-wing troll Vox Day getting nominated for a novelette. Those people are having a difficult time with the fact that the sf prose community has always been full of right-wing trolls.
 
I’ve been saying recently that science fiction doesn’t live inside the science fiction genre any more — it burst and infected everything. Sf may actually now just be the evacuated husk that those conditions pupated within. I’m probably completely wrong about that, but it’s how it feels to me."

- Warren Ellis (via wilwheaton)
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edwardspoonhands:

Please Please Please let me give him a YouTube show. I would be really good at that.

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Starting a new batch. Senmai time!

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lucithor:

WHY WAS I UNAWARE OF THE FACT THAT “DISGRUNTLED” IS, IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE OF “GRUNTLED”

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WHY DOES NOBODY USE THIS WORD

Learning this has left me gruntled.

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If anyone is having trouble trying to find this week’s Arkansas Times, my dad is hoarding them like it’s the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics. Also huge congrats to Chris Isbell!