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Episode 133: Straights Against Gays Against Groomers Against Women’s Sports

The biological sex takes are getting ridiculous

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After Katie tells Jesse about her #VanLife travails, Jesse corrects some stuff from the last episode, and a bit more lucky Pierre/Eiffel Tower/etc. goes down, the hosts discuss a recent Atlantic article about youth sports and gender that is… well, it’s really quite bad. Then they discuss the de-PayPalling of Gays Against Groomers and the Free Speech Union, which seems like bad news whatever you think of these groups

Notes:

Tickets still available for BARPod live in…

Boston

https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Blocked-andReportedPodcast-800pm/506613?afflky=LaughBoston

and Arlington, Va. (late show only)

https://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/shows/188752

Jesse on Ginder/State stuff (thread)

Eiffel Tower (NFSW)

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=eiffel%20tower

Atlantic article:

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/09/sports-gender-sex-segregation-coed/671460

Jesse on this whole nonsense genre

Singal-Minded
Why So Many Progressives Are Arguing That Biological Sex Doesn't Exist
(Update, 10/28/2019: Because left-of-center arguments about biological sex have only gotten worse since this post went up in April, I’ve decided to ungate it so that everyone can read it. If you find this post useful, please consider becoming a paid Singal-Minded subscriber by clicking the below button…
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Social neuroendocrinology defined (longwindedly)

https://www.queensu.ca/psychology/van-anders-lab/research.html

Norway study

https://www.mdpi.com/2075-4663/10/4/50/htm

MLS under-15 squad beats women’s national team, badly, in a scrimmage:

https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/a-dallas-fc-under-15-boys-squad-beat-the-u-s-womens-national-team-in-a-scrimmage/

Gays Against Groomers

https://www.gaysagainstgroomers.com/

The Free Speech Union

https://freespeechunion.org/

GAG announces PayPal ban:

Advocate reports on (questionable) GMail accusation

https://www.advocate.com/news/2022/9/21/google-bans-anti-trans-hate-group-gays-against-groomers-venmo-paypal

FSU

PayPal’s rather subjective acceptable Use Policy:

https://www.paypal.com/us/legalhub/acceptableuse-full

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