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I'm a lefty, liberal, secular, progressive anthropologist who teaches in a conservative place. The blog and podcast are my sanity. Follow me on Twitter @AnonymousAnthro or read the blog at theanonymousanthropologist.com Continue Reading >>
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The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 17 A Transgender FAQ for Non-Trans People, wherein I answer the first four questions that people tend to ask when you tell them you are transgender - including the one about &quot;the surgery.&quot;
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 16 Podcast 16 - The Transgender Anthropologist. In which, at the age of 49, I come out as transgender and explain a bit about what that means.
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 15 What is government for? This episode looks at the role of government from an anthropological perspective, across cultures and throughout time. Needless to say, it&apos;s to DO STUFF.
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 14 What is Culture? While central to the definition of humanity, “culture” itself is notoriously difficult to define. Inspired by a listener question, this podcast covers the rationale for its application to humans alone among all animals.
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 13 DNA and the Inheritance of Traits. In this episode, I lay the groundwork for later discussions about &quot;race,&quot; sexuality, and a whole host of other topics by explaining the basics of genetic inheritance. In other words, I tell you why your science teacher was wrong when he told you that brown eyes are dominant and blue eyes are recessive.
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 12 Homosexuality Isn&apos;t a Choice, It&apos;s an Option! This episode explains the origin of the term &quot;homosexual&quot; and attempts to place it in historical and cultural context. As it discusses sex and sexuality, it is not safe for work (NSFW) and not appropriate for children.
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 11 Guns. In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting on December 14, 2012, it was impossible to talk about anything else. Why do Americans love their guns so much? And why do they shoot them in schools?
The Anonymous Anthropologist Podcast: Episode 10 Why gender? While sex is determined by biology, gender is constructed by culture and differs, as such, from place to place. Why then do we have it in the first place?
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