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The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA. [TW: Transphobia] Anti-trans* bigots are gearing up for a fight to repeal recent gains in trans* rights in California.

Transgender women in women’s restrooms: A purely imagined harm. [TW: Transphobia] Zinnia describes the outrageous lengths one bigoted group (the Pacific Justice Institute) is going to try and repeal the California law, and how they’re making a big deal out of nothing.

Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans’ personal debt. But they’re still just a bunch of idealistic kids who will never change anything, right?

The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back. American attitudes toward math hurt, rather than help.

For Libertarianism To Work, People Have To Know All The Things All The Time. For libertarianism to be an effective economic policy, everyone pretty much needs to be psychic.

Online abuse against women: ‘free speech’ is no justification. [TW: Mysogyny, Abuse] That this needs to be said at all is kinda sad, but at least people are saying it.

Truth Against Humanity. [TW: Mysogyny, Sexual Harassment] Pamela Gay writes about her experiences with sexual harassment, in one of the most powerful pieces I’ve ever read.

86 year old makes a beautiful rage comic. A wonderful ode to modern life and technology.

Is It O.K. to Kill Cyclists? Motorists who kill or injure cyclists in accidents rarely face punishment, even if the accident was their fault.

My Suicide Attempt and My Struggles to Get Help. [TW: Depression] Another powerful piece, this time on the difficulty our veterans face when they seek treatment.

How Feminism Hurts Men. It’s true, guys. Feminism has totally turned men into second-class citizens.

Running a stop sign results in multiple police-ordered anal probes. [TW: Rape, Police Brutality] Yeah, police raped a man for running a stop sign. Ken White at Popehat talks about the ramifications of this policy.

Deaf Discrimination on ABC’s “What Would You Do?” [TW: Discrimination] Even though it’s illegal to fire or refuse to hire someone based on a disability, it turns out it’s a fairly common practice.

I’ve Got Whooping Cough. Thanks a Lot, Jenny McCarthy. What whooping cough does to a person, and how the anti-vax movement is to blame.

In Cold Blood: The Murder of Renisha McBride. [TW: Racism, Violence] Sikivu shows how our culture often treats young black people as guilty until proven innocent, and how that can cost them their lives.