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Ashley F. Miller

Author's details

Name: Ashley Miller
Date registered: October 1, 2011
Jabber / Google Talk: ashleyf.

Biography

Ashley F. Miller is a writer, activist, and communications scholar from South Carolina, who has worked for LGBT, secular, and women’s rights for over a decade. She is one of the leading young women in the secular movement, speaking regularly at schools and conferences across the country about feminism and communications. She has written for dozens of publications, including Salon, Freethought Blogs, and the academic journal CrossCurrents, and run local communications campaigns for law firms, news websites, and secular organizations. She is a PhD candidate in Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, where she has focused on women and minorities in the media. Before returning to school for her PhD, she worked in film and television in Los Angeles. She has a Masters in Film Production from FSU, and a Bachelors degree in Film Studies from Emory University.

Latest posts

  1. More hate from racists – Coalburner edition — March 8, 2014
  2. Interview with Board Game Designer Justin Waggle — March 7, 2014
  3. Ashley’s 2014 Oscar’s Predictions — March 2, 2014
  4. How to make that cheap plastic wig look good — February 15, 2014
  5. A thorough analysis of Woody Allen’s letter in the NYTimes — February 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Why does anyone like Ron Paul? — 613 comments
  2. Racism, homophobia, and how I lost my dad last week — 482 comments
  3. To those of us fighting the good fight — 451 comments
  4. Michael Shermer Legal Fund — 348 comments
  5. Michael Shermer’s Note on the Legal Fund — 192 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 08 2014

More hate from racists – Coalburner edition

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In case you have ever wondered whether I continue to get racist comments for having, of all terrible things, dated someone who was not white and discovered that my DNA was not 100% white, the answer is yes, I still get hateful shit. My number one incoming link for the last couple weeks has been …

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Mar 07 2014

Interview with Board Game Designer Justin Waggle

Some friends of mine from the before times when I lived in Los Angeles have been working on a board game for several years and are doing a Kickstarter to raise money for it.  They’ve already raised over $13,000 and have just over three weeks to raise the rest of what they need to do …

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Mar 02 2014

Ashley’s 2014 Oscar’s Predictions

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As you may or may not know, I get screeners every year, so I usually see most of the nominated movies.  Here are my predictions and opinions on the categories for this year (except the shorts). EDIT: I missed 3 out of 21, most disappointingly, The Act of Killing did not win Documentary Feature.   …

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Feb 15 2014

How to make that cheap plastic wig look good

Just after last Halloween I got a couple $5 wigs from the post-Halloween clearance sale.  One of them was rainbow, which I was very excited about, but the fact that it was $5 was pretty obvious.  It was bent from being in a package and impossible to brush and generally not very cute.  It looked …

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Feb 08 2014

A thorough analysis of Woody Allen’s letter in the NYTimes

I wrote yesterday about why neutral was an illogical response to Dylan’s accusations, but today I’d like to spend some time with Allen’s response to the allegations.  For the tl;drs out there, the summary is this: Allen spends 2000 words trying to make Mia Farrow sound like a crazy bitch, presenting incomplete and false information, …

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Feb 07 2014

Why neutral is not the logical position on Dylan Farrow’s allegations

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I have actually lost a lot of Facebook friends over the Woody Allen molestation story, because I side very firmly with Dylan.  I recently shared an article about how what you believe is based on your personal experiences – people who have been mistreated by those in power, especially sexually, tend to believe Dylan; people …

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Jan 24 2014

My flannel-clad boyfriend responds to 23 fashion trends men hate

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Presented for your Friday entertainment. Dustin was surfing around on Facebook and saw this video Top 8 Beauty Trends Men Hate! and asked me why he was seeing it everywhere.  I then had to explain to him this horrifically sexist Huffington Post article that had been getting a lot of flak.  I decided to record …

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Jan 16 2014

I get legal threats: Cinematic Appraisals UPDATED

So I got this e-mail accusing me of slander and informing me that attorneys will be in touch regarding damages from an old post about a service called “Cinematic Appraisals.”  The writer does seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the fact that every time they e-mail me, there’s something new for the front page …

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Jan 08 2014

Safe Spaces, Free Speech, and the Internet: On Your Right Not To Be Triggered

I should start this probably by saying that I am a big supporter of free speech (the Constitutional concept) and also a fan of the trigger warning, when used by people who are trying to create a safe space.  Trigger Warnings are actually a great way to enhance free speech and allow yourself space not …

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Dec 31 2013

10 Things I’d like to do in 2014

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I never make resolutions, I tend to think of them as lies we tell ourselves through the month of January.  But I do have some goals for 2014. 1. Make people call me Doctor.  I am still in the proposal process of my dissertation, but since my advisor is leaving in May, I really need …

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