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|Interview with Vyckie Garrison of No Longer Quivering
Vyckie Garrison runs a website called No Longer Quivering , which assists women in transitioning from abusive, oppressive and servile roles as ...
|the national gadfly||01/02/2011||2||5||-||67|
|oh noez, the divorce monster!
Do you ever think back to shit you said and realize what a jackass you are/were? It happens to me all the time. When I was 9, I had a conversation with my childhood best friend about the evils of ...
|the national gadfly||11/13/2010||13||16||-||84|
|The Story Of My Addiction
This post is about addictions, self-harm, self-discovery and eventually, self-care. I recently had occasion to think back to when I was 20 years old. I retraced my steps to the present day for the ...
|the national gadfly||10/20/2010||12||14||-||48|
|Sex Education Is A Political Act.
(This post is part of a blog carnival to raise awareness and funding for Scarleteen -
|the national gadfly||10/17/2010||6||13||3||255|
|Confessions of a Gender Traitor
I confess. I am a gang member. I have benefitted from my membership in this gang, all my life. Everything in my life has come to me easier than it has for most of the planet, because I belong ...
|the national gadfly||10/13/2010||50||9||-||57|
|The Long, Dark Night of My Sex-Positive Soul
So first, a little background on sex-positive . There is no organized sex-positive movement. It is a discussion that has grown over the recent years,
|the national gadfly||10/08/2010||9||9||1||89|
|Is That an 'Honor Killing' In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy Not To Be Me?
There are some crimes that are just gut wrenching to think about. "Honor" killing , the murder of a someone (usually a woman or girl) by ...
|the national gadfly||09/26/2010||5||4||-||25|
|On Rape, Safe-Words and Choice
In the span of 24 hours recently,�I came across several vastly different experiences of women regarding feminism, choice and the question of women's control over their bodies. (
|the national gadfly||09/22/2010||33||28||3||198|
|The Enemies of Sex
I can say " Fuck you! " in public, but I cannot (with your permission) actually fuck you in public. Have you ever wondered why is it that a statement of sex as an insult between people ...
|the national gadfly||08/15/2010||39||6||1||30|
|Behind The Benevolent Facade Of Eugenics, A Genocidal Monster Lurks!
Most of us know the biblical legend of Adam and Eve. Eve, being the wife of Adam, made from Adam's rib and created (at least according to the patriarchal fairy tale) subservient to Adam. Not many ...
|the national gadfly||07/06/2010||5||4||-||28|
|GOP is asking for our thoughts...live...today...online
Remember when " America Speaking Out " was launched? And, how ...
|the national gadfly||06/24/2010||10||10||-||78|
|Wikileaks' Founder Has Passport Confiscated||the national gadfly||05/18/2010||166||456||8||321|
|What to do with a cadaver: our relationship to the dead.
Have you ever seen a dead human body? Some day, we will all become one. What will your body look like when you are dead?
|the national gadfly||05/08/2010||50||18||1||193|
|Broadening The Support Base
Today at SexGenderBody , Christina Engela posted another impassioned and articulate plea for ...
|the national gadfly||05/04/2010||6||2||-||30|
|My response to: The Pros and Cons of dating a druggie
If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest,
|the national gadfly||05/02/2010||50||17||-||28|
|Donna M. Hughes is lying to you about sex and slavery.
Donna M. Hughes has a message for you: Kinky sex is sex trafficking. It is a lie.� She may or may not mean to lie to you, but it is a lie because it is not true. There are a ...
|the national gadfly||04/24/2010||47||7||1||47|
Over at SexGenderBody , one of our regular contributors - Christina Engela is tirelessly drawing attention to the assault on the laws ...
|the national gadfly||04/22/2010||1||2||-||21|
|Catholic Church Goes "All In" on Victim Blaming, Denial and Depravity.
Holy Jesus fuck!� What a douchebag.
|the national gadfly||04/19/2010||108||10||-||31|
|"Dad, I've been meaning to ask you: What's a 'sl*t'?"
(Image courtesy of Married to the Sea .) I was in the ...
|the national gadfly||04/02/2010||63||54||1||2279|
Self-sacrifice in war is no more noble than self-sacrifice in peace. When a soldier dies in combat we honor that person ...
|the national gadfly||03/23/2010||3||7||-||220|
|the myth of "my money"
Money is imaginary to begin with. It consists of something (credit, paper, gold, a number in a computer, etc.) chosen by a society to represent measured units of value for people to exchange goods &...
|the national gadfly||02/27/2010||69||38||5||36|
|Advocating Choice in Sex, Gender & Body Identity
I like choice. I believe in choice. I think about choice as the exercise of one's own mind and as fulfillment of any rights granted by a society. My personal experience of rights is that they do ...
|the national gadfly||01/19/2010||3||5||-||9|
|The god I want for Christmas
I had a conversation with someone today. It's my usual holiday conversation about the existence of Christ. As a gratefully recovering Catholic and now proud atheist, I did my usual dance of trying ...
|the national gadfly||12/24/2009||7||4||-||20|
| "It's about civil rights, stupid!"
Will Phillips speaks out about his sit-down protest of Pledge of Allegiance. As noted in a previous post by lapin , this week, ...
|the national gadfly||11/14/2009||19||11||-||153|
|Breaking: Disney To Provide National Health Care
BURBANK: Information is beginning to emerge from the inside ...
|the national gadfly||09/05/2009||12||15||-||233|
|Al Franken Announces Bid For Re-Election
Today, on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, US Senator Al Franken held a press conference to declare his ...
|the national gadfly||07/02/2009||32||20||-||130|
|Indian sex workers fight back with karate||the national gadfly||06/19/2009||11||7||-||124|
|Porn Industry HIV Scare: DEBUNKED
The recent announcement that a female porn star had tested positive for HIV has led to the usual crowing from ...
|the national gadfly||06/16/2009||118||12||-||112|
|LGBTQ and Transhumanism
Question: What does someone that identies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or queer-fluid...have in common with someone who is transhuman? Answer: These are ...
|the national gadfly||06/15/2009||8||5||1||91|
|Uganda: Come for the wildlife, stay for the gay-bashing.
GLBTQ rights in Uganda have sucked for years, with open persecution by of gay, lesbians and other queers being propagated by hateful and ignorant people in positions of power.� The country has ...
|the national gadfly||06/09/2009||9||9||1||36|
|the landscape ahead: who will identify the individual? self or society?
Identity—the very essence of who we are and how we interact with others—is in the middle of a period of extraordinary tumult. The Internet and a host of ...
|the national gadfly||05/31/2009||5||5||-||219|
|Politics with a small 'p' as in 'personal'
As many of you may already know, I have recently launched a community, collaborative blog: sexgenderbody.com . In the last couple months, my content here had ...
|the national gadfly||05/19/2009||4||-||-||27|
|Shocker: God discovered working in a brothel in Ciudad Juarez.
MEXICO: God, the supreme being, maker of all things, the divine creator of all - has been found...here on Earth. Apparently, God has been here for the last 27 years, living in poverty in Ciudad ...
|the national gadfly||04/18/2009||17||16||-||32|
|The National Gadfly Indicted, Arrested, Free On Bail.
POMPANO BEACH: Progressive blogger, The National Gadfly was arrested today outside the West ...
|the national gadfly||04/01/2009||5||2||-||7|
I took my 8 y/o daughter recently to visit the grave of my grandmother and grandfather. They're buried in a little ...
|the national gadfly||03/28/2009||242||594||8||125|
|Intimacy On Wheels And Batteries.
This week, I attended another screening ...
|the national gadfly||03/26/2009||5||3||1||12|
|Wikileaks Is Down After Publishing Secret Australian List To Censor Internet. [Back Online Now]
Wikileaks servers are overloaded and cannot operate. They recently posted a secret list of a proposed banned sites. According ...
|the national gadfly||03/22/2009||145||441||5||27|
|Ayn Rand's Ghost Responds: "F**k You!"
VAHALLA, NY. Recently, there has been a stream of people quoting Ayn Rand and her novel, ...
|the national gadfly||03/16/2009||18||16||-||15|
|ATTN: Call for Sex, Gender & Body Bloggers and Writers.
I am beginning a new blog that deals with individuals and communities that identify around some aspect of Sex, Gender or Body. I have pasted a copy below of a post I just published on my blog. I ...
|the national gadfly||03/12/2009||27||3||2||6|
|The Rigor Mortis Chronicles
My 'day job' has me traveling today. I ...
|the national gadfly||03/11/2009||6||5||-||1|
|"Crap I Hate" Sunday (That's right...I said it!)
I've got a few things to get off my chest, in no particular order. I was reading my favorite new ...
|the national gadfly||03/08/2009||5||6||-||10|
|My Rape Story [update w/ thanks]
I was 12 or 13 years old, back in '72 or '73. It was summer. I played outside with my friends and did whatever young boys do, with time on their hands and no supervision. My friend Bob and I ...
|the national gadfly||03/05/2009||61||109||2||250|
|Recovery Begins With Truth
I am an alcoholic. I got sober almost 20 years ago. Before that, I abused alcohol, drugs, sex and money in order to ignore the damage I had done to my life, deluding myself . I crawled through ...
|the national gadfly||03/04/2009||21||16||2||188|
|A Funny Thing Happened On My Way To The Polyamory Movie
This week, I attended Clarisse Thorn's Sex+++ Film ...
|the national gadfly||03/01/2009||159||23||5||32|
|Wikileaks Needs Our Help!
... could become as important a journalistic tool as the Freedom of Information Act. - Time Magazine Wikileaks is the world's #1 resource ...
|the national gadfly||02/27/2009||10||37||1||26|
|I Was A Teenage Sexist Chicken
This post is not about Sexism or Feminism, it is about my experience in talking about them. I have had several ...
|the national gadfly||02/21/2009||35||7||1||17|
|The Nightbird: Alison Steele
There are a million reasons to be awake in the middle of the night in New York City. Something magical happens there after dark. The city changes. It looks different. It sounds different. It ...
|the national gadfly||02/16/2009||41||30||1||284|
|Why Don't We Know A Bubble When We See One?
N'en d�plaise � ces fous nomm�s sages de Gr�ce, En ce monde il n'est point de parfaite sagesse; Tous les hommes sont fous, et malgr� tous leurs so�...
|the national gadfly||02/11/2009||24||15||-||33|
|"Change You Can Download" - Wikileaks Releases 6,780 CRS Reports. [UPDATED 3x]
Wikileaks just notified people that they are releasing over $1 billion dollars' worth of reports gathered ...
|the national gadfly||02/08/2009||140||385||24||247|
|Gen. Petraeus: Kiss My ##@*&%$! ASS!
According to this well written piece from David Porter, also carried at HuffPo - US�Army General David Petraeus is working to ...
|the national gadfly||02/02/2009||51||36||1||33|
|Al Qaeda Leadership Gather For Secret Meeting. 'EFCA is The Great Satan!'
"The only good union is a dead union!" Osama bin Laden stated in prepared remarks today. DATELINE MUSCAT,
|the national gadfly||01/31/2009||8||7||1||13|
|The People vs. George Bush
Taking a cue from so many conversations ...
|the national gadfly||01/19/2009||8||9||-||24|
|Bin Laden Challenges Obama, 1-on-1!
� DATELINE WAZIRISTAN: In a rare public appearance, Al Qaeda CEO Osama bin Laden challenged President-Elect of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama to a basketball game ...
|the national gadfly||01/16/2009||3||3||-||2|
|Wikileaks: 600 docs show UN Peacekeepers raping and stealing!
This bulletin just came in from Wikileaks: Wikileaks has released over 600 United Nations investigative reports, over 70 of which are classified. The reports expose ...
|the national gadfly||01/13/2009||29||20||-||56|
|On the topic of incentive and accountability.
I read Bob Burnett's excellent and timely post yesterday over at HuffPo, entitled�" Bush's Day of ...
|the national gadfly||01/10/2009||4||3||-||12|
|The Genocide of America.
Is the United States of America the world's largest dealer of illegal drugs?� What about the world's largest gun runner?� For years our government has used the CIA, NSA &�other ...
|the national gadfly||01/06/2009||18||6||-||29|
|Sexism: The mother of all 'isms'.
Sexism is the 'gateway 'ism'', that makes all other 'isms' possible.� It precedes all other forms of discrimination, setting the example that there are some people that view others as ...
|the national gadfly||12/30/2008||44||8||1||27|
|A gift from two friends.
This is about my friends, how amazing they are to me.�� My new friend: I recently posted about a community whose rights are routinely ignored, stripped and ...
|the national gadfly||12/23/2008||2||5||-||2|
|Are we too stupid to save ourselves?
I walked onto the train platform in downtown Chicago today.� A woman had just finished shopping at Macy's and had several red shopping bags.� She was trying to put everything into one ...
|the national gadfly||12/21/2008||40||15||-||45|
|A sane voice: Arundhati Roy
Image courtesy of ...
|the national gadfly||12/14/2008||38||27||3||189|
|words in a shop window
Every morning on my walk to the bus, I pass the windows of a shop called Bazar . They sell imports, womens' clothing, shoes, etc. I often look at the dresses ...
|the national gadfly||12/10/2008||6||8||2||10|
|"Country First" means spy on Americans first.
Here's another affirmation that the GOP is buried in the mindset of Nixon and Stalin.�
|the national gadfly||12/09/2008||5||3||-||56|
|Bank Julius Baer CEO commits suicide.
This is one of those "little threads" that run through many of the crises facing our world today.� Like the Feds always say when tracking mobsters..."follow the money".&...
|the national gadfly||12/06/2008||33||27||1||63|
|Why terrorists target civilians.
I condemn murder in all of its forms. �This is a conversation about terrorists and attacks on civilian populations. Last week's brutal attacks of unarmed civilians in Mumbai got me to ...
|the national gadfly||12/02/2008||82||3||1||9|
|Take back our government - tax religions!
Religious institutions have been attacking the Constitution and the people of the United States long enough. I don't want their money, but it is the only way to get their goddamn mitts off of my ...
|the national gadfly||11/30/2008||30||16||1||28|
|Greed, Murder and Cowardice: The Pillars of Democracy?
“The true strength of rulers and empires lies not in armies or emotions, but in the belief of men that they are inflexibly open and truthful and legal. As soon as a government ...
|the national gadfly||11/29/2008||5||2||1||6|
|"We Are All Pakistani Women Now."
In an article entitled "Equal share ...
|the national gadfly||11/22/2008||16||13||-||19|
|Human Livestock: We're all just pigs on a big factory farm.
We are being farmed. We are encouraged to breed in large numbers. Cows on a farm are bred to make beef, leather and fertilizer. We are bred to spend money, lots and lots of money. We are in The ...
|the national gadfly||11/20/2008||31||11||1||10|
|The slaveholders are afraid of fascists. (That's rich!)
So Newt Gingrich, the spokesperson for pious corporate racists (aka GOP) spouts off on O'Reilly about how advocates of Gay Rights are 'radicals' intent on Facism.
|the national gadfly||11/18/2008||17||9||-||30|
|What do Conservatives conserve?
con⋅serv⋅a⋅tive -adjective 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to ...
|the national gadfly||11/16/2008||22||17||4||26|
|RIP: GOP - Thank you, Christian Right!!!!||the national gadfly||11/15/2008||39||11||1||16|
|Kenyan Police Legally Murdering and Torturing Civilians.
From Wikileaks , comes the truth about Police Death squads operating under legal orders, to round up and kill young men. �
|the national gadfly||11/14/2008||6||7||-||5|
|The Other Side of Sacrifice.
Yesterday, I wrote about my grandfathers and their contribution during WW2. �As I finished it, I realized ...
|the national gadfly||11/13/2008||11||13||1||182|
|Three grandfathers, one war.
On this Veterans Day, I remember the soldiers in my family that came before me. �They all fought in WWII. �
|the national gadfly||11/12/2008||7||15||1||161|
|Camelot v. 2.0
My country just announced that we are migrating to a new platform to manage our domain, United.States.of....
|the national gadfly||11/11/2008||20||16||1||163|
|Stop! Thief! Cheney's leaving!
I would not want to be the paper shredder in Dick Cheney's office. That poor device is going to be running 24/7 from now until January 20, 2009. It probably started when CNN ...
|the national gadfly||11/09/2008||38||26||-||24|
|I swore The Oath of Enlistment 28 years ago
On a January morning at 6am, I left my parents house to enlist in the United States Army Special Forces. �It was 1981. �I drove down to a building on Michigan Avenue to be processed ...
|the national gadfly||11/08/2008||13||12||-||4|
|Why do some religions hate Gay Marriage?
Religions claim to be the authority for how we live our lives. �They claim this authority from God. �Most religious organizations depend on donations from their faithful believers in ...
|the national gadfly||11/06/2008||248||14||3||27|
|Who should fear President Obama and why?
Big Oil, Defense Contractors, Wall St. Speculators and Lobbyists. They should be afraid because they will no longer have 'one of their own' in the White House. �Barack Obama ...
|the national gadfly||11/05/2008||14||9||-||1|
|The end of GOP permanent voter suppression.
The topic of voter suppression comes up at election time and is largely regarded as tricks to keep votes from being counted on election day or stopping voters at the polling place doors. We hear ...
|the national gadfly||11/04/2008||6||9||-||1|
|I am finally out of Nixon's shadow!
"I was born in a house my father built." �Thus began Richard Nixon's autobiography. �If he were alive, I would say "Well, Dick I was born in the house that Jack built. �Jack Kennedy,
|the national gadfly||11/03/2008||22||10||-||2|
|The Final Insult
I almost pity poor John McCain. Almost. How did he end up with this 'crap job'? It has fallen upon him to fight the last battle of slaveholders and plantation owners. I expect this bile ...
|the national gadfly||11/02/2008||7||7||1||2|
|Water Cooler Journal of Economic Policy
The recent upheaval of the world economic markets has been as confusing as it has been severe. �Massive amounts of money, debt and uncertainty flood the markets and the lives of us all. �
|the national gadfly||11/01/2008||1||3||-||-|
|My name is USA and I'm an addict.
The question is everywhere: "How did all of this happen?" The economy. The endless war. The National Debt. All of it. Some people ask the question differently: "What were we thinking?" "Who's ...
|the national gadfly||10/30/2008||16||1||-||1|
|"We're gonna need a bigger lipstick."
With the way things are going for them, the GOP brain trust must feel like Roy Scheider, in Jaws.
|the national gadfly||10/27/2008||5||-||-||1|
|The Lipstick Awards
I was reading Could Tucker Bounds be a bigger douche? ...
|the national gadfly||10/26/2008||9||4||-||41|
|I did not want to become a Democrat.
This is extremely difficult for me to accept, but I have become a Democrat. I am going to vote Straight-Ticket Democratic on November 4! That's unbelievable to me. I cannot even believe that I am ...
|the national gadfly||10/25/2008||16||18||-||2|
|John McCain's Revival
My Friends, There I was watching the 3rd and final Obama / McCain debate and it dawned on me - John McCain is recycling different aspects of previous Republican campaign strategies. (...
|the national gadfly||10/16/2008||11||4||-||-|
|McPalin ruined the Maverick brand
Maverick used to mean finding a novel way to solve a problem. Now, it means ignoring the law, abandoning ethics and screwing everyone to get your way. I have reached the point now, where if I ever ...
|the national gadfly||10/15/2008||26||5||1||-|
|Who does John McCain remind you of?
I watched the debate last night - and it was PAINFUL!!! John McCain was wandering around the stage in ways that were just awful to watch. I started thinking about who or what he reminded me of, as ...
|the national gadfly||10/08/2008||79||8||-||29|
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