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Pax Gethen
Works at The Free Farm Stand
Attended Boalt Hall
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I've decided to move my primary blog hosting to my own site. Please visit me there for commentary on social justice issues, plus pretty pictures!
Welcome! This blog is a new home for my writing and photography, superseding my blogs on LiveJournal and Tumblr, as well as my longer posts on Facebook and Google+. Unlike those sites, this web hosting (at pair Networks) is paid for and controlled by yours truly, and will contain no advertising.
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Today marks one year since I announced my new name. http://funcrunch.livejournal.com/387767.html
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happy nameday!
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I've just written a long essay concerning the abolitionist approach to animal rights espoused by Gary Francione. Feedback welcomed. #vegan  
Gary L. Francione: The Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights Pax Ahimsa Gethen: Unfortunately, Will Tuttle was part of the email discussion thread involving the Kapporos campaign who did not seem to have any problem whatsoever with the clearly anti-Semitic nature of the campaign and who joined ...
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You might like this community, I'm going to post your work in there: 

https://plus.google.com/communities/111184421292514092257
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When discussing veganism, people often ask me what is wrong with eating eggs from backyard chickens. Here's an excellent write-up of why eating such eggs still exploits vulnerable animals. #vegan  
The sad reality is that, no matter how well treated laying hens may be in their foreshortened lives, they remain the product of enormous and intentional cruelty that is inflicted only because people want to consume eggs. This hidden cruelty involves the misery of the captive parents who are bred ...
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Excellent FAQ from the International Vegan Association for those who are not yet #vegan.
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Straight talk about #vegan activism.
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+Pax Gethen I thought this was a different question, not intending to raise the same. Sorry.
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If you truly care about animals, please take the time to watch this video by my friends at Direct Action Everywhere. Their investigation exposed "certified humane" animals suffering under terrible conditions.
Don't buy the humane lie. There is no way to "humanely" kill someone who does not want to die. Join us and stop the violence.
#untileveryanimalisfree #DxE #itsnotfooditsviolence #disruptspeciesism #meihua #openrescue #truthmatters  
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+Pax Gethen Heh. Fair enough.
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It's official - I am legally male and legally Pax. Thanks so much to +Ziggy Tomcich for being there for my (blissfully short) court hearing this morning.

Write-up: http://funcrunch.livejournal.com/384522.html

Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funcrunch/sets/72157645563732996/
tl;dr: This morning my petition was granted to legally change my gender* to male and my name to Pax. (Crossposted, group-locked, to ftm.) When I filed my petition with the court two months ago, I was assigned a specific time, date, and courtroom for my hearing. I naively thought that my hearing…
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Happy name-day. :-)
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More thoughts on animal exploitation and "humane" farming. #vegan  
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More good conversations and good #vegan food this week.
This week, I sweetened my vegan advocacy with some good home cooking. I made some oatmeal-raisin cookies ( pumpkin variation here , though I used the standard version of the recipe without pumpkin) and had enough left over to share with volunteers at the 23rd Street Garden on Saturday. I love…
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A word on proselytizing, plus a video. #vegan  
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+Al Khorasani I defer to +Pax Gethen.
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Doing #vegan advocacy in the community.
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Employment
  • The Free Farm Stand
    Volunteer, 2012 - present
    Sharing the wealth of urban farms and gardens. http://www.freefarmstand.org/
  • Funcrunch Photo
    Freelance photographer, 2008 - present
  • The Free Farm
    Volunteer, 2012 - 2013
    Growing and giving away food to those in need. http://thefreefarm.org/
  • UCSF
    Web developer, 1998 - 2008
  • UC Berkeley
    Various, 1993 - 1998
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Berkeley, CA - El Cerrito, CA - Albany, CA - Evanston, IL - Pittsburgh, PA - West Liberty, WV
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415-735-0857
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Tagline
Runner, vegan, musician, San Franciscan.
Introduction
I started using the name Pax Ahimsa Gethen in August 2013, and made it legal in July 2014. Read here for details. I prefer the gender-neutral pronouns they/them/their. As gender is separate from sex, I am also a transsexual male.

I'm not very active on Google+ currently (August 2014). For more frequent updates, follow me on LiveJournal.

I acquired a fair number of followers for my photography, but I suspended my business, Funcrunch Photo, in August 2012. Since then I've been focusing on volunteer work, giving away free vegan food with the Free Farm, Free Farm Stand, and Food Not Bombs.

A bit more about my headline above:

Runner: I enjoy running and have competed in a number of races.

Vegan:
I've been vegetarian since January 1992, and vegan since February 2011. More info on my food page.

Musician: I sing and play piano and electric bass. More info on my music page.

Also significant: I am an atheist, agender, and polyamorous.

Please note: Anyone not in my circles who shares a post with me with the "Notify about this post" box checked will likely be blocked without warning. Checking the Notify box sends an e-mail by default and may be considered spam.

Bragging rights
Permanent exhibit of four dozen concert photos at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco: http://funcrunch.zenfolio.com/bluebear-exhibit-2010
Education
  • Boalt Hall
    Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 1992 - 1992
  • Northwestern University
    American Culture, 1988 - 1992
  • Taylor Allderdice High School
    1984 - 1988
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