As an ex-athlete (scholarship swimmer through college, if you must know) and a permanent Olympic sport addict (well, and baseball, also), the topic of trans inclusion in sport has been of extreme interest to me. There are reasons for this that go beyond the current debate.

In the late 1970’s…


Some commentary is required:

“Nevertheless, the extreme right-wing has masterfully turned the “controversy” into another means to exploit racial anxieties and hatred in a country of rapidly changing demographics to cement white racial domination.”

Seriously now. How many of the people railing about this issue in front of their local…


I love this little (physically) girl. Part of the reason is that she’s little only in stature. Her personality is huge, her influence on her sport is towering, and when US Gymnastics appeared ready to ignore the larger implications of what enabled serial abuser Larry Nassar, she took courageous action


(Originally wrote this one on March 9. New information has come to light since, making me feel really good about the original article. New discussion in the section below marked UPDATE.)

There are four groups of people who read that title:

  1. You didn’t take life science courses, and you think…


Eid Mubarak! Is the traditional greeting at the end of each Ramadan period. It’s a simple translate, Eid meaning “feast” or “festival” and Mubarak meaning something more close to “Blessed”. …


Quick: When you think back on the past half-decade of political campaigns, what do you miss? Is it pointless celebrity vanity campaigns? Irresponsible culture war fearmongering?

Yes, which is why I wanted to read your article, which clearly engages in such fearmongering. :-)

Buckle up, friend: Caitlyn Jenner is running…


The debate is indeed odd. Nobody would seriously argue that skin color is attached to social behaviors; its a minor genetic variable that's not accociated with anything.

Therefore, if mass killings in the US are primarily perpetrated by white people, the logically one has to look for any social conditions…


There are four groups of people who read that title:

  1. You didn’t take life science courses, and you think that this might be a nice article about a new Italian restaurant.
  2. You did take life science courses, forgot what that meant, and I just gave you an unpleasant flashback to…


After all, wasn’t it the strength of the Republican party that helped give us Trump?

No. Kind of surprised anyone would view the morass of candidates the GOP have thrown up over the last two cycles and judge the condition of the GOP as anything other than chaotic.

Trump arose…


I’ve always thought poker contained apt analogies for politics and elections. Granted, a lot of people view both as sporting events, and there are indeed analogies there also. …

Kady M.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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