ActivismFeminism

Be Heard

For those of you interested in the current feud that’s been erupting like a vitriolic volcano within the atheist/skeptic circles recently, you won’t be surprised to hear that the hatred has yet to die down and allow a new island to grow in its place. No, the people ironically brandishing …

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Activism

Why We Write

“I write because it’s really hard to yell at everyone in person.” –Me, every time someone asks why I blog. Six months ago I began writing at Teen Skepchick. Prior to that, I’d had an anonymous blog with a handful of readers, a fact I hadn’t even shared with my …

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Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind: How to Deal

I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but we Skepchicks have been getting a lot of heat lately for…well, I’m not sure. Asking for effective anti-harassment policies? Having opinions that some men don’t agree with? Being feminists? All of the above, and more. Over at Skepchick, Surly Amy wrote …

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Activism

Burning Out on Activism

This summer, I nearly gave up. I threw the towel in–always carry a towel–curled up in bed, cried a lot, complained and ranted, and alternately avoided the internet and watched it with morbid curiosity. I came very close to burning out on activism. I wrote a very raw and personal …

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ActivismEventsSkepticism

Being Present

This last weekend I was extremely lucky to be able to go to CONvergence, part of which is SkepchickCON. Part of this included meeting, talking to, hanging out with, and being on a panel with, some of my fellow writers here at Teen Skepchick, and even Rebecca Watson (our great …

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ActivismPolitics

Speech! Speech! Speech!

Originally, this was going to be a post on an event that I was attending to commemorate the fact that 25 years ago, 24 people were arrested by the government, for an alleged Marxist conspiracy. They were detained without trial under the Internal Security Act, which gave the government free …

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ActivismFeminismPop Culture

Stories That Matter: Harry Potter & Social Justice

So there I was. Just starting my study abroad experience, feeling a very long way from home, and scrolling through a list of student associations of various stripes and wondering how the hell I was going to meet people if every!single!one! of them was either a religious group, fraternity or …

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