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Stephanie Zvan

Author's details

Name: Stephanie Zvan
Date registered: August 26, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/almostdiamonds/

Biography

Stephanie Zvan is an analyst by trade, but she's paid not to talk about it. She is also the associate president of Minnesota Atheists and one of the hosts for their radio show and podcast, Atheists Talk. She speaks on science and skepticism in a number of venues, including science fiction and fantasy conventions. Stephanie has been called a science blogger and a sex blogger, but if it means she has to choose just one thing to be or blog about, she's decided she's never going to grow up. In addition to science and sex and the science of sex, you'll find quite a bit of politics here, some economics, a regular short fiction feature, and the occasional bit of concentrated weird. Oh, and arguments. She sometimes indulges in those as well. But I'm sure everything will be just fine. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all.

Latest posts

  1. The Reading List, 4/23/2014 — April 23, 2014
  2. What Courage Looks Like — April 22, 2014
  3. The Failure Mode of Naked — April 21, 2014
  4. The Reading List, 4/20/2014 — April 20, 2014
  5. Saturday Storytime: Little Faces — April 19, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. “Elevatorgate” Challenge #4 — 587 comments
  2. “Elevatorgate” Challenge #1 — 379 comments
  3. Maria Maltseva’s Big Laden Lie — 289 comments
  4. “Legitimate Differences of Opinion” — 244 comments
  5. “The Great Penis Debate” — 223 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 23 2014

The Reading List, 4/23/2014

A periodic feature where I share my Twitter and Facebook links with my blog audience too.

Apr 22 2014

What Courage Looks Like

Screen cap of pic from Melody Hensley. Text in the post.

Our narratives around courage are lopsided. We recognize derring do, rushing into bad situations. Even when it’s poorly thought out or downright suicidal, we reward that kind of behavior by calling it bravery.

Apr 21 2014

The Failure Mode of Naked

Color painting of a woman naked except for a few non-concealing, black-and-white ribbons. In the upper right is a UPC barcode labeled, "Women's Rights". In large text along one side of the painting is the text "What glass ceiling?"

When the message failed, all that was left was objectification.

Apr 20 2014

The Reading List, 4/20/2014

A periodic feature where I share my Twitter and Facebook links with my blog audience too.

Apr 19 2014

Saturday Storytime: Little Faces

“‘How is this different?’ Seyyan asked.”

Apr 17 2014

How Twitter Can Combat Harassment in Three Easy Steps

A language hotspot map using color to designate threat level.

No need to thank me or credit me for making your jobs easier or your service more user-friendly. Just take the advice and make it happen.

Apr 16 2014

Secular Anti-Abortion Link Roundup

If I missed anything that contributed to the discussion, please drop it in the comments.

Apr 16 2014

The Reading List, 4/16/2014

A periodic feature where I share my Twitter and Facebook links with my blog audience too.

Apr 15 2014

How Could Twitter Possibly Cause PTSD?

It’s just the internet, right? Just pixels? Just electrons? It doesn’t affect “real life”.

Apr 13 2014

But How Do You Know the MRAs Are Atheists?

Now, we can point to some numbers that suggest we’re on the right track.

Or at least they make me laugh.

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