Soooo the coughing is pretty par for the course, as it gets you higher for some reason. I've found, though, that when you're smoking good weed you don't need to cough to get a nice pleasant high; mostly it's if you're smoking shitty weed or you want to get obliterated which is not as fun IMO. » 4/15/14 1:58am Yesterday 1:58am

So, I don't know how I wound up here, but anyway: you're not wrong to object to the blanket statement, but the idea that professional athletes (or athletes in general or those who are glamorized in that way who are not athletes) are more likely to commit sexual assault has some merit. It has to do with the power you… » 4/15/14 12:12am Yesterday 12:12am

I think that the fact that you're a trans* (do you use an asterisk or no?) woman is really significant here. Because the "you have a dick so you want to rape everything" deal is much more tied to transphobia (and also plays into homophobia) than any sort of "female privilege" IMO. So, a cis man writing this hasn't had your … » 4/14/14 10:58pm Monday 10:58pm

While the money is alarming because it had real consequences for everyone else, I think it's a really, really secondary issue to her saying she's bad and stupid. For a 10-year-old to say that about themselves is really alarming to me. » 4/14/14 10:12pm Monday 10:12pm

No, that's an extremely reductive statement and it's not true everywhere. Also, enacting a privilege is NOT the same as being ableist/classist. It's not ableist when I walk up stairs, but it's ableist when the expectation is that everyone can walk up stairs. They're different. » 4/11/14 11:21am Friday 11:21am

Can I add something? I absolutely 100% agree that tone-policing and calling someone out for being an asshole are not the same thing. But I do think that the manner in which you call someone out matters. Asking someone to think about how they are communicating is not tone policing (usually). Making someone feel as… » 4/11/14 11:17am Friday 11:17am

The problem with it in my school (as well as all the issues you've mentioned here) is that there was very little actual awareness raising activity going on. After the first year, there was very little explanation of what it even was, much less incorporating any kind of education activity into the day beyond the silence … » 4/11/14 11:08am Friday 11:08am

Just FYI, Overbook isn't the worst neighborhood, but it's certainly not the best, and it's public school system is failing spectacularly (since it's been historically excluded from Lower Merion school district because they don't want to deal with it). There are fine-looking stone homes everywhere on the mainline from… » 4/10/14 3:13pm Thursday 3:13pm