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Mike Dwyer blogs from his hometown of Louisville,KY. These days he finds himself writing about a wide-range of subjects but some common themes are culture, education policy and the outdoors. You can email him at progress.conservative (at) gmail (dot) com.
Is This Wrong?
My school has uniforms. Female students have options that allow them to wear dresses/skirts or not to. However, for certain occasions, formal dress is required. This demands that the girls wear either a dress or a skirt. Boys are required to wear khakis. This seems wrong to me. Forcing females to wear skirts and dresses just doesn’t sit right. Is it wrong? Is there something sexist at play? read more... ( 152 comments)
Driving Blind: BDSM and Which is the Best Star Trek
Due to popular demand (two people), I’m bringing my daily commute reads to the front page on…Monday (since I clearly forgot to uncheck the “mini post” box on this one! Conor Friedersdorf riffs on an essay by Emily Witt about BDSM and love in San Francisco, making the case for consent over enforcing sexual mores. Mac McClellan tells a powerful story about the recent history of mental health and what happened to a read more... ( 38 comments)
Nintendo Claims Ad Revenue from User Generated Youtube Videos
Knowing the esteemed legal pedigree of those here at the League, I was hoping some of you could help me tease out the major concerns here and on what basis the parties involved could pursue their claims, read more... ( 11 comments)
What is your true rejection: Organ Trade Edition
One of the things that tells us whether we are actually thinking about an issue reasonably is whether there is any counterfactual that would change our minds about it. Given that we had a pretty angry conversation about this in Jason’s recent post, let’s hash things out here. Some of you are for legalising organ trade, some of you are against. What would it take for you to change your mind? Perhaps it would be an assessment of the risks of donation? What if you found that donating your kidney was more/less risky than you thought it was? What about whether there could be solid post transplant care for the donor? Any other considerations? Discuss ( 282 comments)