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Happy Father’s Day

Along with my two brothers, I was lucky enough to have a father who never was tied to any ideas of machismo, a man who showed me that manhood lies in the self-reliant capability of adulthood, not in the physical power of muscle, and…

Someone Like Me

It’s 1996. I am standing before a massive Dwarven gate covered in intricate runes. I am weary from my travels and unsure of my purpose. I fear the world in which I journey, for I am oh-so-small and the world is oh-so-large. If I…

#GamerGate: The #NotAllMen of Gaming

Between the Zoe Quinn scandal, death threats on Anita Sarkeesian, and the ensuing #GamerGate scandal, it’s been a dramatic week for the gaming community. Watching all the tweets on #GamerGate and #NotYourShield has shown me that people honestly don’t seem to realize that there…

Ice Bath Challenge

Welp, I did it, with a slight twist on the format! I wanted to give some context on my decisions regarding the Ice Bucket Challenge, so here’s a post about it

Guilty Until Proven Innocent – Life in Black America

Hands Up, Don't Shoot

For most Americans, the recent events in Ferguson are a failure of the — otherwise well-functioning — system. Many black Americans, however, have seen something different in the past week. This is the system. The crisis in Ferguson is merely a microcosm of the…

No Enemies Need Apply

Portland is my kind of town. I don’t mean its liberal attitude, or its hip, ‘we don’t need your approval’ punk undertones, or its ‘we don’t got no employability’ college graduate feel. I mean the weather. It rains all year round, and it’s always…

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