Transgender, Feminism, & Caitlyn Jenner

The public transformation of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn Jenner has exposed a divisiveness within the feminist community that echoes repressive rhetoric from decades ago. It brings female misogyny to the forefront and is dividing a community that needs cohesion. It’s not like Caitlyn’s debut revived long-dead sentiments. Even in 2014 this was a hot topic. Then, the New Yorker published an article in which Michelle Goldberg included an example of this bigotry from feminists in 1973, during the time in which Bruce was a rising star in Track & Field. In the article Goldberg includes the following quote from Robin Morgan, giving the keynote speech at the West Coast Lesbian Conference. “I…


Kids for Cash Judges Tied Up

Court records show that children were denied their right to counsel, given maximum sentencing under an inflated “zero tolerance” policy, and the judges either ignored the recommendations of probation officers or pressured them into recommending detention instead of release, all to fill prison beds and earn kick-backs on the backs of the children.


Why the two Party system is bullshit

American Political Parties are Broken American Political Parties are scrambling to keep kowtowing to their base… their ever-shifting, ever-narrowing base. Where does that leave the rest of us? Out in the cold… or a galaxy far far away where it will take light years for the regular voices to be heard. I was raised a republican. Now, I am neither a republican nor a democrat. I am an independent. Not one single candidate in either party sells me on their ability to actually run the USA as a civilized nation. Maybe we used to be civilized, but we aren’t civilized anymore. We are…


Batman: Arkham Knight Review

Format: PS4, PC, XBOX One Developer: Rocksteady, DC Games Available Now Price: $59.99 Rating: M Score: 9/10   Batman: Arkham Knight is the definitive last game of the Arkham series. Since Rocksteady has already released three of the Batman games, (I’m also counting Arkham Origins, even though it was disappointing), the hype surrounding this game was huge and with the teaser trailers that were available  I was excited to play this game. Let’s start with the technical details. The gameplay is fun and a huge improvement from the other games. The music is great, the ambiance, graphics and side missions…


Your anti-Caitlyn Jenner argument is probably bullshit.

If you’re talking shit about Caitlyn Jenner and it has nothing to do with materialism gone awry and the horrors of reality television, chances are you’re being a bigot. Most of the arguments are not merely bullshit, they’re flailing, awkward attempts to belittle her without simply having the intellectual courage to say, “I don’t like him because he’s different.” I want to get personal for a second. For me this isn’t about Bruce or Caitlyn Jenner. I hate bigotry. More than that, I hate when people want all of the perks of acting like a bigot but refuse to accept they’re being a…


A typical facebook conversation about bigotry

Social Justice Warrior to the rescue!! Someone posted another one of those comparisons between a soldier and Caitlyn Jenner to make the whole, “she’s not a hero argument. Then someone replied. I became irritated with their response and the scintillating follow-ups and I rode it hard and long: Guy: Bruce Jenner is delusional Daniel Valencia: A truly empathic and informed contribution Guy: The chromosomes don’t lie. Daniel Valencia: What do you actually know about chromosomes? Or delusion? Or empathy? Or sexuality, gender, gender spectrum, gender norms, etc, etc, etc, etc. What do you know besides you think it’s weird so…


Why the Anti-PC Censorship Argument is Bullshit.

The use of political correctness as a busy-body boogeymen is certainly not a new thing, but it seems in the last few years outcries against political correctness as some sort of enemy of freedom have outgrown PC itself. People confuse censorship and free speech and want to blame political correctness when their free speech intersects with the free speech of a critic. TL:DR: That’s how free speech works and how PC functions. The real problem is this idea that political correctness is somehow responsible for the loss of free speech. The real antagonists to freedom is this battle cry of “pc run amok,” and…