Category Archives: Persuasive

Gender Identity in Youth: A (Scathing) Rebuttal

There has been an astounding amount of attention on social media (and I cringe as I accept this platform as a medium for discourse) about an article regarding gender identity in childhood and adolescence posted by the evangelical right wing physician’s group the ‘American College of Pediatricians’ (http://www.acpeds.org/the-college-s…) Their message is dangerously and deliberately misinformed,… Read More »

Pygmachophobia…kind of

Have you ever been asked what your biggest fear is? Spiders, snakes, heights, crowds, dogs, thunder, lightning, needles, social situations, flying, and germs are likely among the most common answers to this inquiry.  My biggest fear has always been the same but it is only in the last few years that I could put my… Read More »

Frankenfoods: Reviving An Undergrad Essay on Biotech

This is revival of an essay written for an Ethics of Science and Technology class taken in undergrad, as an extension to some of the commentary on a previous post. Sure, in re-reading the essay it has all the symptoms of an overly verbose undergraduate trying to make a point. But amid the overly florid diction… Read More »