French Police make woman remove her burkini

The Guardian

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Michelle Van Loon, “Why I’m not a world changer…”

Her.meneutics

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Donald Trump and Alt-Right

Vox

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New study on “born that way”

The New Atlantis

Executive summary

  • sexual orientation fixed by innate biology not supported by science
  • While there are biological factors no compelling biological explanation
  • longitudinal studies suggest that 80% of male adolescents who experience same sex attraction will no longer do so as adults
  • non-heteros are about 2x to 3x more likely to have been sexually abused as children
  • non-heteros are at elevated risks of adverse health and mental health outcomes
  • non-heteros are at greater risk for anxiety, depression, suicide
  • Gender identity not supported by scientific evidence
  • 0.6% of adults experience gender and biological sex mismatch

Pushback

Patheos

Reason

 

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How Trump divided and conquered the religious right

http://religionnews.com/2016/08/23/how-donald-trump-divided-and-conquered-the-religious-right/

Trump didn’t win over large numbers of religious conservatives by appealing to all of them. He won because he realized he didn’t have to. During the primary season, he bypassed religious leaders and went straight for voters, choosing to make the same promises that appealed to the non-churchgoing folks around them.

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Safe Spaces with Sam Harris and Jonathan Haidt

Minute 4 “Campuses are teaching students to think in all of the ways that cognative therapy tries to get people to stop thinking in. Catastrophizing, mind reading, etc.”

Where microaggressions come from. 

The Rise of Victimhood Culture

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Skye Jethani on why people don’t read the Bible

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