ActivismPoliticsSkepticism

You too can be an Evil Little Thing

You all have probably heard about Jessica Ahlquist by now, the young lady from Rhode Island who stood up to her school on the issue of separation of Church and State. There’s been a lot of backlash against her from schoolmates and community members, including rape threats, insults and general …

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What’s Your State of the Union

Calling all young feminists! Women’s Media Center is looking for women between the ages of 14 and 22 to create videos of their own state of the union, with a focus on the ladies. I know we’ve got a lot of creative and intelligent young women out there, so if …

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Oh Great

The Catholic league has come up with even more ways to proselytize. Oddly enough, I get the sneaking suspicion that this will just make nonbelievers dislike Christianity even more. I also enjoy that they portray the outreach programs of American Atheists as if they were trying to proselytize, when really …

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The Purity Myth

As a follow-up to my post a couple of weeks ago Losing It, I thought I’d post the trailer to the documentary The Purity Myth, based on the book of the same name by Jessica Valenti. The video and transcript are below the jump, but I just thought I’d quickly …

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The Role of Allies

So today on Tumblr there was a big hooplah over this image. A man posted it on his personal blog and someone commented saying that he was silencing female voices, taking away a safe space, and talking about experiences he will never have. People have reacted strongly on both sides …

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Emotions Overrule Rationality at CFI:Canada

There has been a lot of talk on the blog-o-sphere about the Center for Inquiry Canada and the unfortunate fall apart of its fractured board and fractured supporters. CFI: Canada was founded in 2007 by Justin Trottier. With the help of his friends, family and a couple very large donors …

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First Votes

Tomorrow, for the first time in my twenty-and-a-bit years of living, I vote. The prospect of being old enough and responsible enough to have a say (however insignificant) in the running of a country is enough to make me want to climb under the bedcovers and not come out for …

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A Defense of the 99%

This past weekend I got to partake in Occupy MN for a few hours. I personally was pretty moved by the protest, but in the days since I’ve been reading opinions from friends and acquaintances that all they see when they look at the Occupy protesters is a bunch of …

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