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International Aid to Uganda in Light of Human Rights Violations

An earlier version of this article was published at In Tanzania.  With Coffee.  In response to recent virulently anti-gay laws passed in Uganda, a lot of nations are cutting off aid to Uganda, or considering doing so.  I don’t think this is a particularly good response.  More to the point, …

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Cultural Attitudes Towards Atheism

Continuing from my last post A Short History of Atheism, I’m now adding to the blog another section of my Religious Studies dissertation which addresses different cultural attitudes towards atheism (and religious tolerance) and the effects they have on non-believers and minority groups. Due to the nature of the assignment …


Men Are Our Friends

I am a feminist. Most of the Teen Skepchicks are, and all are for equal rights. But I’m seeing a growing trend of misandry (the hatred of men; opposite of misogyny), especially in social networking, and it’s not okay. As women continue to battle for fully equal rights, we have …

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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 …