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Apr 05 2014

Jillboots – The Goal of Feminism

This was rather puzzling, in light of a post I had this shoved into the inbox of my email.

Again, people insist the MRA have nothing but the best intentions for men. And I repeatedly say “they do not, they just hate women and want women to suffer”. They bemoan the loss of historical privilege. Their big complaint is that they have to treat women as equals in a world where they are expected to be considerate of others.

So this is a list, a hilarious list of things that are wrong about what I do. The joke is I never really considered myself as a feminist. Others did. I picked up feminism through simply treating women as equals and being considerate. That’s really all I think you need.  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05 2014

Ah Pitchguest! You don’t get it and you probably never will

Since you like a bit of fisking, Avi, I’ll indulge you by doing a bit of fisking of my own.

One by one, shall we?

Be my guest. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04 2014

Learning Ignorance

This one’s from the auto-play advert heaven Christian Post.

Parents of children in 3 Kentucky Public Schools are expressing concern after an secular group set up a booth to allow students to pick up copies of secular texts for free. You say “surely this is half the story” and I say “yes”. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03 2014

Female Genital Mutilation – An Expansion to the Primer

This is not safe for work, this is not safe for life, this is not safe in general. The following contains images of FGM and vaginas. If you do not wish to see these then please do not read further.

What follows is an image and a discussion on Female Genital Mutilation. It is a complication of the procedure.

When we discuss why a medical condition should be made public particularly of genitals we forget that while people are squeamish, many will say that the usage of squeamish images is insulting to the victims.

How on earth are we to discuss a problem. How are we to discuss a procedure. How are we to discuss the damage caused.

How are we to do ANY of these things without knowing what it looks like? Hence my warning.

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Apr 03 2014

A Voice for Me – 11 Signs you are a Feminist

I always thought there was one really clear cut sign that you are a feminist.

Do you think women are equal to men apart from minor biological differencees and that women should be treated the same as men?

If the answer is yes. You are a feminist. You may  fall to your knees and scream “NOOOOOO” to the heavens.

Oooooooooooooooo!

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Apr 02 2014

I Don’t Believe in Saudi Arabia

It is illegal to be an atheist in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, such thought is un-Islamic.

But what does that really entail? Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02 2014

Pfft! Physioproffe! Who needs him!

Now that Comradde Physioproffe is leaving you should all know…

I hate him and everything he stands for. Freethought blogs isn’t big enough for two people who make spelling mistakes and swear a lot.

And cooking? Pfft.  Anyone can cook!  Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02 2014

World Vision (Except for the Gays)

World Vision are no longer a humanitarian organisation in my eyes.

See living in the UK, World Vision don’t push their Christian Credentials, so it was rather surprising to find out that they are a Christian organisation. So I went to check their American website. So while the British one has a vague reference to “God” the American one is explicitly Christian.

But this one line from their site got me.

We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

But not sexual orientation, but then World Vision is not a force for equality. Okay it may have forgotten that serving all people includes the GLBT?

So I am rather disappointed in World Vision. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01 2014

Sometimes you see Something Different

There are Jews in India. There are a tiny number of them but they do exist.

And this is one of their stories. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01 2014

An Islamic Defence of FGM

FGM is on the rise in the USA, so I figured I should resurrect an old piece of fundamentalism. The usage of Islam to defend Female Genital Mutilation is a major stumbling block in achieving progress.

This is a major issue with fighting the practice, however let us be clear here. The practice is also found among Christian communities, not just Muslims. It’s just that Islam has a method of defending culture.

And the defence of the practice is frankly reprehensible. What we do know is the Koran NOT prescribing this as a novel thing. We know the practice pre-dates Islam and that the Koran merely maintains the Status Quo in the same way that the Bible promotes the Status Quo of slavery. Read the rest of this entry »

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