Positive Philosophy & Feminist Friendship – My work over the past several years

Many people around me have been so incredibly supportive lately by encouraging me to write more. I can't believe it's been four years since I got a job after grad school, and thus, four years since I've been in the practice of regular, philosophical writing. It's been a good but somewhat confusing space - I … Continue reading Positive Philosophy & Feminist Friendship – My work over the past several years

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Fondue Conversion Therapy and How I Learned to Eat

At eight years old, I read my encyclopedia before bed and some of my favorite television shows were Dateline, Primetime Live, and 20/20. Apparently, I was a precocious child who loved learning about things like how light waves work, as well as shocking tactics predators are using to abduct children in your neighborhood. My sick taste in television also introduced me to … Continue reading Fondue Conversion Therapy and How I Learned to Eat

“When Did You Choose To Be Straight?” About Two Years Ago.

You may be one of the 3 million people who have seen this video by now. As Minnesota becomes the twelfth state to legalize marriage equality (the sixth state in six months), it seems like our cultural consciousness is finally starting to shift with respect to how we think about sexuality. Given the resurgent popularity … Continue reading “When Did You Choose To Be Straight?” About Two Years Ago.

Think for a Change (17): It’s Okay to Be Gay!

In light of National Coming Out Day, I discuss arguments for gaining legal protection for LGBT people which target subjective moral judgments, such as the belief that homosexuality is wrong. Rather than arguing in apologetic terms for mere acceptance and tolerance, I suggest that recognizing the role of choice in sexuality does not inhibit making … Continue reading Think for a Change (17): It’s Okay to Be Gay!

The Philosophical Pursuit of Pleasure

My title, "The Philosophical Pursuit of Pleasure" indicates an underlying strangeness about this piece for at least a couple of reasons. First, for a lecture series on Spirituality and Sexuality, the title already indicates that I am fudging with interpretations of the relationships between philosophy and spirituality on one hand, and pleasure and sexuality on … Continue reading The Philosophical Pursuit of Pleasure