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The Low Bar for Extremism: How I Ended Up On Twitter Block Lists

What do Richard Dawkins, the FBI, Donald Trump and us have in common?

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On Cuties and Moral Panics

"I did what any thinking person should do before making a judgment: I watched the goddamn movie."

Why Offensive Speech is Important

In an attempt to protect disenfranchised  communities, many are calling for suppressing certain types of speech. As the argument goes, "offensive" or "racist" speech...

12 Years and 74 Lashes for Your Songs

"Metal is an escape. It encourages you to think for yourself, to say “no”, and to resist when others say “no” to you. That voice of resistance kind of awakened the beast in me."