Trump’s Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say at the CDC

No, this isn’t a George Carlin joke.  Here are the words (and phrases), in alphabetical order: Diversity Entitlement Evidence-Based Fetus Science-Based Transgender Vulnerable In case you haven’t yet read about Our Fearless Leader’s change in the public health vernacular, please click the link to this Washington Post news report: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.1ab4d86cc109 Continue reading Trump’s Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say at the CDC

A Different Opinion On Caitlyn Jenner

Yesterday, I posted my concerns about Caitlyn Jenner’s regrettable comments.  I didn’t quote any of those comments verbatim, on the assumption that readers were already familiar with them. I still stand by the claims in yesterday’s post.  However, an online commentary on Advocate.com offers a different opinion with a persuasive argument.  Please consider reading this.  Your reaction is welcome in the comment section below, and any comment which is not deemed inflammatory, vulgar or robot-based will be approved. http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/12/18/caitlyn-jenner-problematic-so-are-all-us Continue reading A Different Opinion On Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner’s “Mistakes”

We should accept the fact that Caitlyn Jenner speaks responsibly only when she has a script.  Her spontaneous remarks are a mess. She’ll always need coaching if her activism is going to have a positive impact. The Mirror article (link below) includes a clip from Ms. Jenner’s reality show.  It’s an apparently scripted argument with her ex-wife. The scene — and it’s a scene, in every sense of the word — depicts a private conflict which doesn’t belong on television.  It’s also bullshit. Viewers are supposed to think they’re peering into the window of someone’s home, but really it’s just … Continue reading Caitlyn Jenner’s “Mistakes”