Historically, the people who are most oppressed are also the most likely to be branded ‘lazy’

“The Rewarding of Work and the Punishment of Laziness,” an engraving by Robert Boissard. Image: Wikimedia Commons


Handling rejection, coping with stress, and learning to set boundaries in an environment that’s often hostile to our humanity.

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  1. Your worth is determined by your productivity


Most abuse happens within the confines of the family, the church, or romantic relationships. So why are we so afraid of the outside world?

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2020 was the year of the doomscroll. In 2021, I am walking back my compulsive internet use.

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If you’re worried about teens being coerced into taking hormones with permanent effects, birth control is a far larger issue than transgender HRT.

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People with autism or ADHD or those who can’t afford cellphone service are excluded by most authentication systems

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It’s so much more than “being trapped in the wrong body.” It was a soul-deep, psychological sickness that nearly destroyed me.

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Cis people, stop imposing catch-all “gender inclusive” language on us.

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Humans 101

Our culture’s fear of laziness is destroying us

Black and white photo of a cat resting on a ledge.
Black and white photo of a cat resting on a ledge.
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1. The laziness lie


Devon Price

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