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    "The fact is that gender is at once both biological and cultural. Powerful social forces help construct how children and adults may wish to express their gender, but anthropologists and biologists who explain how this happens in our societies do not deny that biological factors contribute to who we are. What they do deny is that biology should be used as a weapon to exclude people from the opportunity to live their lives as they should be entitled to do."

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    Arizona Drug Tested Welfare Recipients — Here Are the Shocking Results: The results are thin: more than 87,000 welfare recipients went through Arizona's program in its 3 years. The total number of drug cheats caught was exactly 1 — which saved the state precisely $560.

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    Fascinating. Double-standards still apply in the 21st century. We can stop this!


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    Beauty defined.

    What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent?

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