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On Going Vegan

I’ve been writing a fair amount on my personal blog about how we as advocates for social justice can both advocate change and accept ourselves as imperfect. I think this is one of the harder things to do and often leads to infighting in movements. But there are times when …

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Eating Disorders: Fat Phobia

  A while ago, we here at TS started a series about eating disorders, and I do believe it’s time for an update.   Recently I’ve been spending a lot of my time at Science of EDs, a completely fascinating website that provides a lot of information about studies and …

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Evidence and Rape Culture: A Response to Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula. Oh Justin, Justin. Why did you have to write an article that denied rape culture and leave it there for me to read first thing in the morning after only getting 6 hours of sleep? I mean really? Because you know what that means? It means I have …

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Sexuality: Do We All Have It?

I’ve just started working for a nonprofit that provides mental health services to kids, particularly kids with autism and developmental disabilities. One of the perks of my job is that sometimes I get to sit in on the lectures and continuing education classes that the therapists and other clinicians go …

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The goal of NEDAwareness Week is to educate and increase understanding of eating disorders, as well as decrease stigma against them. I challenge each of you to educate yourselves about some new aspect of eating disorders this week, and if there’s something …

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Blaming the Mentally Ill

There have been many, many blog articles written about the shootings in Connecticut, addressing all sorts of questions. However I’ve been deeply upset by a number of the ideas and thoughts expressed in my facebook feed and to my face about what this tragedy should teach us. “We need to …

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Eating Disorders: Shapes and Sizes

On researching my last post about the eating disorder demographic, I found that the information I gathered was very much centred on Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. These disorders are a big problem, of course, and are very dangerous- however, I found myself wanting to create a post which explained …

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Irrationality and Emotions

So last weekend at Skepticon I have been having an absolutely fabulous time hearing speakers, going to workshops and hanging out with generally awesome people. Over the course of the weekend, I noticed a couple of themes cropping up, and one of them is extremely important to me. Stephanie and …