*also note*: this page will be routinely updated to include new essays as they become available.
Prejudice, “Political Correctness,” and the Normalization of Donald Trump was written in response to the many political center & left pundits who argued that Democrats should abandon "identity politics" and "political correctness" in the wake of the 2016 U.S. election. In the essay, I explain how prejudice actually works, how activists successfully counter it, and why the election of Trump and calls to destroy or abandon "political correctness" pose such a threat to social justice progress that has already been made.
Cissexism and Cis Privilege Revisited - Part 1: Who Exactly Does “Cis” Refer To? – this essay discusses the different (and sometimes conflicting) ways in which activists use the terms "cisgender" & "transgender," and offers a new "three-tiered" model that accommodates many people's experiences with gender-non-conformity and social legitimacy better than a cis/trans dichotomy.
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