All posts by Pax Ahimsa Gethen

On Ad Blockers, Paywalls, and Entitlement

Image: YouTube “play” logo with the Ad Block “hand” logo superimposed.

In today’s story on Medium, I question the demand for unlimited free online content.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/on-ad-blockers-paywalls-and-entitlement-1e2ad798e86b?sk=8b28a89d4551467560a6853bfe43a1de

House Speaker Election Continues America’s Slide Into Theocracy

Image: Official government portrait of Mike Johnson superimposed over a photo of a Bible.

In today’s story on Medium, I write about the Christian bigotry of House Speaker Mike Johnson and the Republican Party members who elected him.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/house-speaker-election-continues-americas-slide-into-theocracy-999298f59c96?sk=d90f94dde5439f9d12f22afae93d3750

Ten Years in Transition: Living Up to My Name

Image: Selfie of Pax Ahimsa Gethen, from the shoulders up, wearing a blue tank top and looking up into the camera with a slight smile.

This Wednesday, August 23 marks ten years since I took on the name Pax Ahimsa, which translates to peace and nonviolence. Have I lived up to my name?

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/ten-years-in-transition-living-up-to-my-name-65ab0231b2e8?sk=e1a1fa4539d98bb328baf03b06c4b1f2

Visibility and Resistance on Wikipedia in Fifteen Photos

Image: Banner image with a black-and-white headshot of Pax, text “Media Contributor of the Year — Pax Ahimsa Gethen — User:Funcrunch”, and stylized graphics of a video camera, framed image, leaves, and flowers.

In celebration of my award as the Wikimedia Foundation Media Contributor of the Year, today’s post on Medium features the stories behind fifteen of the photos I’ve contributed to Wikimedia Commons.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/visibility-and-resistance-on-wikipedia-in-fifteen-photos-5851e2cd7216?sk=a991de61f510e746e3215e20b5b7c873

Honoring the Trans Legacy of San Francisco

Image: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and trans activist Donna Personna raise the trans pride flag outside City Hall, surrounded by guests and photographers on the mayor’s balcony.

In today’s post on Medium, I discuss the significance of Transgender History Month in San Francisco.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/honoring-the-trans-legacy-of-san-francisco-efa93960ad3b?sk=51baa25d7f6e32705bf19cd513f81595

The Truth About Trans Women

Image: Lexi Adsit, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, Shawn Demmons, and Melanie Ampon (“Nya”) emcee the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco.

In today’s post on Medium, “The Truth About Trans Women”, I counter several common transphobic talking points.

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https://funcrunch.medium.com/the-truth-about-trans-women-b7e20744a137?sk=8cb2b19af74de006e36c656bd20a8b50