When Does a Difference Become a Disorder?

A common form of hate minority communities face is people pathologizing their differences—telling them that they have a disorder, that they're mentally ill, that they need treatment, etc. Queer deal with this a lot; people tell them that their sexuality or gender identity is an illness that needs to be "cured." Far from good-faith attempts …

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What is Relationship Anarchy?

Traditionally, we categorize our relationships with labels, usually either as romantic or platonic. These labels are prescriptive; they determine the boundaries and expectations of the relationship, and not the other way around. Relationships anarchy is a descriptive approach to relationships; labels are chosen to suit what each person wants out of the relationships or, more …

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The Power of Reappropriation Protest

In an increasingly progressive society, marginalized groups are more and more being empowered to fight prejudice and hatred wherever it appears. This kind of protest can take many forms; reappropriation is one form of protest in which groups fight disparaging words, symbols, and narratives by adopting them for their own use. This type of protest …

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