Stephanie zvan

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Date registered: November 8, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Moving Day — September 1, 2011
  2. Businessmen’s Heads — August 31, 2011
  3. The Love of Problematic Literature — August 30, 2011
  4. Male Rape Victims: Let’s Talk About the Men — August 29, 2011
  5. Saturday Storytime: The Shadow and the Flash — August 27, 2011

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Aug 03 2011

It’s All Geek to Me

I was looking for the video from my session at this year’s ScienceOnline, and realized I had never shared it here. That was an oversight. It’s All Geek to Me from Smartley-Dunn on Vimeo. The first part of the session works through the idea that some people are motivated by information, at least on a …

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Aug 02 2011

Dirty LIttle Geeks

Scicurious sent this to me yesterday. It must be shared. That is all.

Aug 01 2011

Enough With the Distractions

Rebecca Watson’s talk from the CFI Leadership Conference, on why the secular movement is important for women, even when it makes them less than welcome. Why are we talking about where anyone mentioned in this talk was sitting when it was given, rather than the topic of the talk itself? No, don’t answer that.

Jul 31 2011

Whose Health Is Important?

Approximately 28 years ago, a single mother raising three children far from their abusive father had a small work accident. She fell from a short height and landed badly on her heel. She ended up with a bone spur, then one on the other foot from compensating for the first. Because her job involved standing …

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Jul 30 2011

Saturday Storytime: Ponies

The nominees for the World Fantasy Awards have been announced. This very short story by Kij Johnson, is not your average award nominee, but it is entirely obvious why it deserved to be nominated. “Where are you?” Barbara asks. “I’m outside,” TopGirl says, so Barbara gets a Crystal Light and three frosted raisin-oatmeal cookies and …

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Jul 29 2011

Talking About Leadership

Prior to the start of Skepchickcon, the skeptics track at CONvergence, Skepchick hosted a workshop on effective activism, led by Desiree Schell and Maria Walters. If you get a chance to attend this workshop in another venue, do it. It’s the most productive couple hours on the topic you’re going to find. If you don’t …

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Jul 24 2011

Vacation Over

But oh, it was lovely while it lasted.

Jul 16 2011

Saturday Storytime: The Water Museum

Nisi Shawl is cowriter of the highly useful Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. She is also an award-winning author of short stories. An excerpt: Came a low, unmistakable growl and he jumped back. I went around to his side. “Don’t worry, I’ll get it out for you,” I said. “Girlfriend!” I bent over and …

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Jul 08 2011

The Comments You Didn’t See

A few days ago, I posted a letter to Richard Dawkins from some atheist and skeptic survivors of sexual assault. I noted in the introduction to the letter that people other than Dawkins who wanted to argue should go somewhere else, and I gave them somewhere to go with an open and active comment thread. …

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Jul 05 2011

A Letter to Professor Dawkins from Victims of Sexual Assault

Thank you to Bug Girl for suggesting this. If you are a survivor and wish to have your name added to this letter, let me know, either in the comments or by email (see the sidebar for my address). If you wish, you may reprint this letter in full elsewhere, as long as you link …

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