FeminismReligion and Spirituality

The “Truth” About Contraception

A video on the Franciscan Daughters of Mary website, titled “You Deserve to Know the Truth: Contraception” has a lot of fascinating commentary on a range of subjects, from contraception to homosexuality to pedophilia! The pictures are vaguely related to the content, there are long moments of silence followed by …

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ActivismFeminismSkepticism

Responsibility…s?

I was recently at a party that included people primarily involved in the atheist movement in some way. Over the course of the night, a discussion arose about Elevatorgate, sexual harassment policies, and everything else that all the females in the atheist community are sick of having to explain. The …

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FeminismReligion and Spirituality

Marriage’s Decreasing Relevance

Atheism has some interesting overlap with a variety of topics. It’s been discussed that, since major religions systematically oppress women, there’s great reason for feminism and atheism to go hand-in-hand. Marriage is a big topic for LGBT+ activists, and overlaps with atheism because, hey, I haven’t heard a logical reason …

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FeminismSkepticism

Skepticism and Sex

As I was trolling the internets looking for feministy and skepticy things to read, I ran across an article by Karenx from More Women in Skepticism that suggested that the skeptic movement should be more open to all kinds of feminists (and women), not just sex positive feminists. At first glance, this …

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Media SkepticismPolitics

Britain Hates Pornography

Those of you who live in the UK/keep up with its politics, will probably be aware of what a shoddy job the current Prime Minister is doing of representing the citizens of the arguably half-decent country he runs. This isn’t surprising considering that the man has spent his life in …

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Religion and Spirituality

Bow Chicka Wo- NO : Islam & Sex

“Is masturbating haram?” That was the question whispered to me by my red-faced fifteen year old cousin, awkwardly avoiding eye-contact. I was of course taken aback and I was further thrown for a loop with her follow-up question.    “Is it wrong to watch porn?”   Whaaaaaat?

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Skepticism

Sex Talk Part 1: Hormones Impair Judgment

Everything revolves around sex. The biological “meaning in life” for every animal is to pass on its genes. So it makes perfect sense that human hormones drive us to complete this objective. There is a problem with this evolutionary imperative. We are no longer on the savannahs of Africa trying …

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