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Ashley F. Miller

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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. Richard Dawkins on Date Rape vs Stranger Rape — July 29, 2014
  2. Find me at CONvergence and SSA East — July 2, 2014
  3. World Cup: Round of 16, who to cheer for — June 28, 2014
  4. World Cup: Who to Cheer For (or who I cheer for anyway) — June 22, 2014
  5. Guess who got posted about on ChimpOut again? — June 20, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Why does anyone like Ron Paul? — 613 comments
  2. Racism, homophobia, and how I lost my dad last week — 484 comments
  3. To those of us fighting the good fight — 451 comments
  4. Michael Shermer Legal Fund — 349 comments
  5. Michael Shermer’s Note on the Legal Fund — 192 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 11 2013

To those of us fighting the good fight

I wrote this, originally, to console someone who was sick to death of her efforts being met with rape threats and death threats and inaccurate accusations.  I debated posting it, knowing it would undoubtedly bring with it some backlash.  I spend my free time volunteering for atheist, humanist, and skeptic causes only to be constantly …

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Oct 26 2013

Vote for project about Fox News Brainwashing

There’s a project up for project of the week on IndieWire and it’s about how Fox News brainwashes people and how to fight it.  Let’s go Pharyngulate it so this important work gets more attention! http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-project-of-the-week-will-it-be-of-by-for-brainwashing-horror-or-water  

Oct 25 2013

Atheism as Social Justice

Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political, and social rights and opportunities. Sarah Jones wrote a post yesterday about why, despite the fact that she’s an atheist, she is not a secular activist.  This made me think long and hard about how our movement receives wonderful activists who agree with us …

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Oct 11 2013

20 Random Things Friday

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1. The threat of 30 has been looming over my head, but Hank Green has cheered me a bit with the concept of Logarithmic Aging.  “So that you have more birthdays when you’re younger, when you like birthdays, and fewer birthdays when you’re older, when you don’t wanna think about em!”  Brilliant. 2. He is, …

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Oct 10 2013

Lindsey Graham finally responds on ACA shutdown

Two weeks ago, fearing the impending shutdown, I sent my congressman and senators an email about the ACA and why it was important to me.  I got e-mails from all three of them — Tim Scott and Joe Wilson both sent me on topic responses, but I just got a form letter from Lindsey Graham …

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Oct 02 2013

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, transcribed by a Mac

Yesterday I tried Middle English, so today, nonsensical English seemed to be the next best thing. Twist Briley again the slightly toes, Did jarring gimbal in the wave: Almonds you were the Bora Groves, And the mom race outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the closet catch! Beware the judge of …

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Oct 01 2013

Canterbury Tales in Middle English, transcribed by a Mac

Once, long ago, Ms. Markham, my eleventh grade English teacher, made me memorize the beginning of the Canterbury Tales.  In Middle English.  Because it was basically a rote memory task that required repetition, it’s a parlor trick I still have in my memory banks.  I was playing around with my Mac transcription function and greatly …

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Sep 26 2013

South Carolina ACA/Obamacare Responses: A Lesson in Communication Strategy

Yesterday, I sent letters to my representatives about how excited I was about Obamacare finally being implemented and how they weren’t pro-life if they stopped it from coming into effect. Today they responded. Three different politicians representing me, three different approaches to communication strategy.  We’ve got the impersonal and avoidant form letter, the detailed policy …

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Sep 25 2013

Republicans in DC: Stop claiming to care about life

As you know, I am from South Carolina, one of the worst states in the union, politically speaking. Occasionally I get really angry about some stupid something people who claim me as a constituent are doing in DC, supposedly on my behalf. STOP TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT Sorry. I have spent literally my …

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Sep 19 2013

Help a trans student in South Carolina

rukia

As a member of the SSA at USC, I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Rukia Brooks, a trans student at USC who is a passionate member of the atheist and progressive movements.  Rukia was born with a different name, which she’d like to be able to change legally to reflect her …

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