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Feb 15 2013

Sending Sally (Update)

If you hang around these parts at all, you’ve probably seen SallyStrange. You’ve probably also seen some solid commenting from her and some information about the political and volunteer work that she does. You may even have seen how she’s been targeted by the slime pit disinformation factory for speaking up.

So it’s probably unsurprising that I’m happy to use this space and some of my resources to help Sally out. In this case, I’m acting as an intermediary to help get Sally to the American Atheists 50th Anniversary National Convention in Austin, Texas, in March.

I’m using my own PayPal account as a barrier between Sally and any potential malicious nonsense. She has plenty of friends around here who will be more than happy to donate, but she’s gotten enough of the unwanted attention too that an extra layer of identity protection seemed like a good idea to both of us.

So if you’re one of those friends, feel free to click and donate below. Let’s make sure she gets the good time that she’s more than earned, shall we?

Update: Goal met! Money sent to Sally! Thanks to everyone who donated.

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  1. 1
    Anthony K

    Okay, about an hour ago I made a donation for SallyStrange, but I used the the Paypal button at the bottom left, under the “Support FTB” heading, because this post wasn’t up yet.

    I added a note saying it was for SallyStrange, so I hope it gets to the right place.

  2. 2
    Stephanie Zvan

    I’ll make sure it gets where it’s going.

  3. 3
    Anthony K

    Thanks muchly, Stephanie. I hope SallyStrange has a great time!

  4. 4
    SallyStrange

    Thanks again, Stephanie! I’m really starting to get excited about this. I was perusing the options for bicycle rentals in Austin last night. Hopefully I’ll get the WordPress html thing sorted by tonight.

  5. 5
    Bill Dauphin, avec fromage

    Done. Don’t hesitate to “taunt me a second time” if the initial response isn’t sufficient.

  6. 6
    Audra

    Done. Have a great time, Sally!

  7. 7
    oolon

    Ooo I reckon I owe her for some great laughs from her take downs of assorted misogynists in comment threads over the last year. Hope you have a good time…

  8. 8
    Lauren

    When I’m skimming a thread, I always stop for SallyStrange. Great choice for a “scholarship.”

  9. 9
    Ophelia Benson

    Sally got a new installment of lies from a slimer on Ben Radford’s post, so GIVE TIL IT HURTS.

    http://www.centerforinquiry.net/blogs/entry/over_it/

    comment # 17. No permalink, sorry.

  10. 10
    Ed Brayton

    Anthony K:

    I did get that donation to the FTB paypal account but didn’t think to look at the note attached. Stephanie was on the ball, though, and called my attention to it so the money got to where it was intended. Thanks for contributing to a great cause. And I just made an additional donation myself as well. I hope Sally has an awesome time.

  11. 11
    rnilsson

    Have cookie, Sally. Just one, mind! ;-)

  12. 12
    Jason Thibeault

    The list of people-I-need-to-meet at WiS just keeps growing. Will need more time!

  13. 13
    Jason Thibeault

    Oh. I think I might be migrainey. Or I should stop skimming before posting.

  14. 14
    Deanna Joy Lyons - Mentioner of Patriarchy

    I tossed a little in the pot. Have a wonderful trip, Sally!

    Stephanie, thank you very much for collecting funds for her. This is really cool.

  15. 15
    SallyStrange

    New post up! I’m linking to it here because it has a little bit of background about my own personal notoriety amongst the anti-feminist contingent, and why I’m a good person to support. Short version: I’m a feminist, already with my own contingent of haters, and I have community organizing and public communication skills which could serve the movement well. Check it out! http://strangesally.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/lies-told-by-anti-feminists/

  16. 16
    David Marjanović

    Donation sent.

    “Revenge is the best revenge.”
    – Klingon proverb

  17. 17
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    Since I can’t make it, Sally, you’ll just have to be me. Donation sent.

  18. 18
    Marcus Ranum

    Sally’s cool! (donated) I’d do more but I just tapped myself out on WiS.

  19. 19
    Improbable Joe, bearer of the Official SpokesGuitar

    I expect pictures! :)

  20. 20
    SallyStrange

    WOOHOO!

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    Lies Told By Anti-Feminists | Sally Strange

    [...] sense of intimidation and fatalism this inspired in me, but not anymore. And this is why you should donate a few bucks to the travel fund to get me to the American Atheist Convention in Austin, TX! Plus, it will really piss off the haters. If I raise more than necessary, I’ll donate the [...]

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