Neal Lawrence_online

Good queer, bad queer

Naked Brunch

I would quit being trans if I could wake up as Uma Thurman. “Pulp Fiction” era, if you’re asking. I’d quit dreaming of top surgery and give up my sense of self to enter that life of being elegant and rocking blunt bangs. I’d even let an award-winning weasel man
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Campus must do more for for people with visual impairments

CAMPUS ISSUES: UC Berkeley's response to a Department of Justice letter calling for more accessibility for the visually impaired to online resources was embarrassing.

As the home of the disability rights movement, UC Berkeley ought to enjoy a stellar reputation for its accessibility. And yet, just last week, the Department of Justice found that many of UC Berkeley’s free, public online resources failed to include proper closed captioning and image explanation, making them inaccessible
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UC must provide safer space for postdoctoral researchers

It sounds simple: Postdoctoral researchers deserve a workplace that’s free from sexual harassment and discrimination. But we’ve been fighting this issue for years – and it largely existed under the radar until the Geoff Marcy scandal at UC Berkeley grabbed national headlines. Marcy, a world-famous astronomer, was called to resign
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Crying racism will not solve Sujit Choudhry’s sexism

Reflecting on the media circus surrounding her testimony at Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991, Anita Hill noted, “It was as if I had no race.” Thomas’ characterization of the hearings as a “high-tech lynching,” and the implication of racial discrimination, pitted race against gender. As a result,
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Bicycle lanes only result in greater confusion

Dave Campbell’s deceptive op-ed “City must unite to support bicycle-friendly street design” Sept. 16 calls for correction. Berkeley cyclists have an opportunity not to just dutifully cheerlead poor proposals but instead insist on truly world-class bike facilities. Most of the projects that Campbell confidently declares “are coming” to Berkeley are,
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Regressive platforms disqualify candidate for mayor

With his endorsement of Laurie Capitelli, the conservative running for mayor in Berkeley, Robert Reich has now lost all credibility as a progressive. His shameful fawning over Hillary Clinton (she’ll make a “great president”) was bad enough, but it’s understandable that some people who supported Bernie Sanders are terrified of
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Fox in the henhouse

Stepping Back

Taxes should be abolished! You’re crazy. Do you realize what that would do to vulnerable communities throughout the country? That was the response and first conversation my college roommate and I shared as we were moving into our new apartment — what did I get myself into? Growing up in
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DeCal’s cancellation transpired through unfair shortcuts

“It has been determined that the facilitator for the course in question did not comply with policies and procedures that govern the normal academic review and approval of proposed courses for the Decal program. As a result, the proposed course did not receive a sufficient degree of scrutiny to ensure
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Anti-Republican rhetoric antithetical to campus culture

UC Berkeley’s institutionalized disdain for opinions dissenting from the mean hit a fever pitch in the last two weeks, and it is beyond the appropriate time to change it. This campus prides itself on being the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement and a bastion of true liberalism — an
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