Do What U Want

Small piece of a big thing (amidst bigger things): Lady Gaga pulling “Do What U Want1 from music stores in light of the most recent accusations against R. Kelly. “Accusations” is putting it lightly; it’s been pretty clear for years that he’s a sex offender at best and a pedophile at worst.

Parental Authority

I was eating lunch in a park today, and happened to sit near enough to overhear the conversation of two men nearby. One was apparently about to enter the military (probably the US Army) and was asking the other about his experiences. The other was happy to oblige, and spent some time on how leadership works in a platoon. He particularly noted how if the platoon leader is too weak or too strong, it interferes with the ability of people above and below to lead as well. (This is good general leadership advice.)

However, he described one of his previous…


There’s been a little thought experiment I’ve been asking (cis) people over the last year or so, just because it’s interesting to hear the responses:

If you woke up tomorrow with a body clearly of the opposite sex—different voice, different chest, different height and body shape, whatever—and you were going to have to go about your day like that…what pronouns would you want people to use?