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You’ll Agree With Me When You’re Older

Recently (and by recently I mean a month ago) I was in an online argument with someone when they decided to use, as an argument, that I was young and that when I got to be older I would change my mind and come around to my opponent’s point of view. Needless …

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Young People and Activism, MLK and CeCe McDonald.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Today is the day of patting ourselves on the back, telling ourselves what a good job we did at ending racism. Er, I mean, what a great job MLK did. It’s a day of white people either getting super-duper racist or superficially racially …

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17-Year-Old Made To Receive Blood Transfusions

This story first popped up on my radar via the Friendly Atheist blog, as many stories often do. In Australia, a young man (aged 17) has some form of cancer whose treatment involves receiving blood transfusions. He was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, and compared receiving a blood transfusion to …

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It’s Just a Phase

Recently, a friend of mine came out to her parents as bisexual. The response she got was roughly the equivalent of “It’s just a phase.” If it’s not obvious, my friend is a teenager. If it’s also not obvious, I have a bit of a problem with this cliché. “It’s …

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Speak Your Mind: Ageism is a Thing

Hey, everybody! You might not know this, but I turned 18 last year (19 next month!), so official adulthood is still fairly new for me. I am often mistaken for being at least a couple years older than I am due to my vocabulary, eloquence, and (so they tell me) …

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