Blog Posts

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Progress for Trans* People in Norway
July 4, 2014 • no comments • 1 607 views
LGBT, Sex & Gender

The fight for LGBT rights is ongoing in Norway, as everywhere else. We as a nation like to boast how good we are at respecting human rights; handing out the Nobel Peace Prize every year. But is it true? Are we that perfect? No. Absolutely not. Norway is one of the countries criticised by Amnesty for […]

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Science is Missing Out
June 9, 2014 • no comments • 611 views
Science, Sexism

This piece is also published on Skepchick. In a society where sexism is so deeply ingrained in our culture, a lot of it goes by undetected and unchecked. Today I watched the 8th episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The show is excellent, don’t get me wrong, and this episode titled “Sisters of the Sun” […]

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Trans Exclusionary Trans Activists?
April 27, 2014 • no comments • 624 views
LGBT, Media

This post was first published on Queereka. Yet again RuPaul’s questionable usage of transphobic slurs on his show has angered the online trans* community. Trans* public figures Calpernia Addams and Andrea James have not as much defended RuPaul as they have personally attacked one of the other trans* activists speaking out. I used to like Calpernia Addams, even […]

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Recipe: Red Wine Sauce
April 21, 2014 • no comments • 519 views
Recipe

I’ve had a lot of requests for this recipe, so I’m going to actually post a recipe post for the first time! This is a red wine sauce that I found on a Norwegian blog. The original recipe is available here. It is possibly the best sauce in the known universe!

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On Male and Female Sexuality
December 23, 2013 • one comment • 1 397 views
Science, Sex & Gender

I’m reading an excellent book at the moment on the science of sex difference. The book is written by Rebecca Jordan-Young, and is titled “Brain Storm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Difference”. Highly recommended reading for anyone interested in the subject. You can check out her website and buy her book here. There’s […]

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Gender Identity Watch, Conservative Pseudo-Feminists
November 24, 2013 • 3 comments • 15 255 views
LGBT

Secular Woman recently released a petition for the Southern Poverty Law Center to start tracking the hate site “Gender Identity Watch”. I am one of the original signatories of the petition and statement. I have explained why these people need to be watched before. Cathy Brennan and her collaborators are responsible for a long list […]

The TERFs are not Feminists
November 20, 2013 • one comment • 1 061 views
LGBT

I was very active with both trans activism and feminism on social media for a while. I got to know a lot of great trans* activists and trans and cis feminists during that period. The openness and inclusion I felt from the online feminist community that I encountered meant a lot to me, and still […]

Why I Rarely Debate Religion
October 23, 2013 • 4 comments • 911 views
Freethought, Personal

I got into a brief discussion the other day with a fellow student in the break between two lectures. We were initially discussing the historical accuracy of ancient mythology when we digressed onto religion. I received an email from him tonight asking whether I was interested in discussing the subject of spirituality and, as far […]