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ATHLETES AT RISK: Convincing Olympic Athletes to Report Sexual Abuse, Misconduct a Hard Art

First in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty Eight years ago in Las Vegas, I volunteered for USA Taekwondo (USAT) during its annual U.S. Open Taekwondo Championships. I was paired with a friendly USAT coach named Marc Gitelman. (His students

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Enough is Enough: Instructors, it is NOT okay to have sex with your students

Morality Check: if you see the people you teach as potential sex partners you’re a goddamned predator. How’s that for a tagline? Does this hit a little too close to home for any of you? Good. Maybe it’ll help you empathize

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The No-BS Guide to Gun Control and the Second Amendment

So, let’s start with an agreement. Before you rush to the comments section to whine, cry or blather on about the article let’s at least agree that you will read this in its entirety. You won’t skim, you won’t stop

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It’s Perfectly Legal to Kill Someone as Long as you Use This Specific Weapon

Legal in all fifty states, and nearly every country on Earth! Attention psychopaths and sociopaths: have you ever wondered what it’s like to kill another person, but are worried about those pesky legal consequences that might ruin future plans? Have

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YouTube Star who Claimed Veganism Cured Cancer has Died of Cancer

Do not ask for whom the bell lols… Okay, that’s totally insensitive, but come the crap on people, it’s 2018—if you have the technological capability to be a YouTube star, you also have twenty-four hour access to nearly all of

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Ad Hominem: Attacking the Researcher Just as Effective as Discrediting the Research

Do facts upset you? Do you not like the results of Scientific research? Boy do we have great news for you! That’s right, instead of analyzing studies for flawed methods or bad data, you can just call the researcher a

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Yet Another Hit Piece on Jordan Peterson

There’s an insidious, BS argument technique currently spreading like a rhetorical pestilence through Social Media, conventional media, and even in academic institutions. Here’s how it works: 1. Person A states their argument in good faith, providing a reasonable degree of

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Vaccine Deniers More Prone to Believe Other Conspiracy Theories

Sure, you’re sitting there with a deliberately stupid look on your face as you read this. But then you uncross your eyes, wipe off the drool, and realize that it’s important for Science to study general Human stupidity so we

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The Ongoing Shame of Brazilian Jiujitsu Instructors Promoting Sexual Predators to Black Belt

Here’s the $50,000 question: Do Martial Arts instructors have any duty to screen their students before teaching them the skills of physical violence? For outsiders who only know about Martial Arts through popular culture, there’s a gross, sometimes deliberately-crafted misunderstanding

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