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Improving our inclusivity (and vocabulary!) regarding ableism

Content warning: Use of ableist slurs, uncensored. Hello all! As of this post I am one of the newest writers for Teen Skepchick! To kick off my time writing here, I am going to introduce you all to an issue that we have to deal with when the skeptic community …

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Feminism Made Me An Atheist

Over on FtB, Greta recently posted a short little blurb about a comment she received. The comment was encouraging, as it said that the poster had changed his mind about feminism and feminist issues because of the writing, speaking, videos, and concerns of FtB, the Skepchicks, and the overall dialogue …

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Science Sunday: UV Light vs Bacteria

While looking for a project for this year’s science expo (or science fair as it is called in the States), I came across the most fascinating thing. Airports use UV light hand-dryers in their restrooms.  Now admittedly I do not frequent airports as I rarely fly anywhere so I have …

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Contradictions Within Religion

This new addition to my ongoing series on atheism addresses some of the contradictions that one sees within religion- with particular focus on Christianity and the Bible- as well as touching upon reasons why atheism is the logical presumptive position. It also addresses why many non-theists hold a position of …

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CFI Board: You Owe Me An Apology

Note: This blog post was originally written for the CFI On Campus blog, however because I didn’t want to put any of the people who run the blog into an uncomfortable position, I am choosing to post it here. I’m pissed off. I am not often pissed off. I generally …

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In Defense of CFI

I have a long running history with CFI. When I was living in Victoria, BC, Justin Trottier approached me and asked if I wanted to attend a conference in Amerst, NY, at the Center for Inquiry. A little new to the atheist scene, I was skeptical but went along for …

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Fleshspace and Internet Space: Integration and Variation

A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away there was a conference call Skeptech. And at Skeptech I was on a panel about meatspace and cyberspace activism. And since that time there have been thoughts percolating in the back of my mind about the pros and cons of …

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A Short History of Atheism

As an atheist, I have always felt it important to understand my own position as well as that of the religions I reject. This has sparked a keen interest in a subject which is labelled “RMPS” (Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies) in Scottish schools. It’s a great subject which is …

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