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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 31 2012

TAM9 Harassment New Information

First off: Anyone who has had an incident at TAM, however small, should write it down and send it to DJ ([email protected]) ASAP. DJ’s explanation of the event: Hi Ashley, I was wracking my brains trying to place the incident you are blogging about. So we looked up in our database of last year’s attendees anyone …

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May 30 2012

Harassment at TAM9

EDIT: More information in a follow-up post So, Greg Laden has a post on FtB about DJ Grothe making some kind of horrible comments about how women who complain about harassment are making women afraid to come to conferences.  And that, as far as he knows, he is unaware of any reports of harassment.  Which …

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May 21 2012

Women in Secularism: The Good, The Bad, The Awesome

Earlier this year I had to make a financial choice — I could either afford to go to DC for the Women in Secularism conference or I could afford to go to Vegas for The Amazing Meeting.  I say this not to denigrate TAM, but I could not have made a better decision.  The Women …

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May 20 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference VI

10:34 Any way to push women’s rights in politics? Jamila: Until there are more women in office they will have to compromise everything to get anything. Run. Pay to play. Organize on the internet. Women do not right op eds, letters to the editors. Op Ed Project, google them, get in your local paper, pitch …

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May 19 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference V

5:36 She has been accused of being hateful and spreading hate. She doesn’t know how to bridge the gap between left and right. And she’s been called racist for speaking out. Forbidding burqas? Very good, excellent, I hope they will apply it in every country in Europe Are there resources to learn more? Look for …

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May 19 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference IV

3:30 Susan says that atheists were also hidden from the feminist movement. The audience asks why women try to rewrite the bible and koran? Wafa: Because the Koran doesn’t serve us. She asks why atheist groups and liberals are not responsive to her message Susan says it is a confusion of multiculturalist liberals with atheists. …

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May 19 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference III

Lunch 12:30 How can incorrect data at congressional hearings? One of the most important things we can do is correct the record. How do you answer the comments that Stanton and Anthony were anti abortion? Abortion was illegal and women died when they were done. They would not be anti abortion today. Medical science is …

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May 19 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference II

10:57Jen was asked how she would ever find a husband if she was an atheist. I’ve gotten the response of don’t you want a family. I know that feel. Ophelia wants to add pop culture and it has eliminated women in the past few decades. The absence of women here is about absence of women …

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May 19 2012

Liveblogging the Women in Secularism Conference I

10:00 Minority outnumber white babies panic. Rebecca would like to defend skeptics from the charge of being more male and more conservative, but she cannot. Rebecca talks about feminism and skepticism, NH would have forced doctors to give pseudoscience to women before abortions, angry emails were sent in that misinformation given to women seeking abortion …

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May 17 2012

Women in Secularism Conference 2012

Tomorrow I’m going to be getting up bright and early to do all of those things I haven’t finished doing tonight in order to only be woefully behind when I get back home on Sunday, because I’m driving up to Washington, DC to go to the Women in Secularism Conference. I was going to just …

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