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Jul 22 2013

Ashley talks a lot: atheism, women, minorities, pop culture

(ROY ZIMMERMAN. Also, I go first so you don’t even have to watch very long to see me)

Jul 12 2013

TMI Review – Softcups / Complaining about my period

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This is a post all about uteruses and the havoc they play.  Really it’s mostly about my uterus.  So, for some people, that may be too much information and, hey, that’s fine, just stop reading.  Because I intend to pull no punches.  Maybe I’ll throw in a picture of a flower or something.  But seriously, …

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Jul 01 2013

DNA Test Reveals I am not 100% White

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I am a huge fan of the website 23andme.com, which analyses your DNA.  I’ve learned a lot of interesting things from the site in terms of what my genes say about how i look (I likely have blue eyes and reddish-blonde hair!), what diseases I am likely to face (BRCA negative, but it looks bad …

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Jun 26 2013

How Scalia predicted marriage equality 10 years ago

In light of today’s ruling, it’s important to note that Scalia himself predicted marriage equality all the way back in 2003 when they made the decision to make sodomy legal. It should be noted that, now that California is included, full state and federal marriage equality is now in 13 states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, …

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Jun 19 2013

The Non-Religious Patriarchy: Why Losing Religion HAS NOT Meant Losing White Male Dominance (excerpt)

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Now available through Wiley Online! This is not my first academic publication, but it is my first journal article, so I am very excited!  Here’s an excerpt: Beyond this, the atheist movement fails to address or analyze the problem in meaningful ways. Within the critiques of organized religion, there is “little analysis of the relationship …

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Jun 06 2013

It’s OK to shoot hookers in Texas — but only if it’s dark outside

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It’s hard to imagine, without knowing the story, how someone could shoot a woman in the back of the head and then, quite literally, get away with murder.  Actually, it’s pretty hard to believe when you do know the story because that is what has just happened in Texas. Ezekiel Gilbert hired a woman from …

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May 23 2013

[Archive] Why Atheism Inspires Me to Seek Social Justice

Today, a repost. Last year, Ian Cromwell started a series asking atheists at large to contribute what being an atheist has done to improve their lives. Though I was not raised in a particularly religious fashion—a progressive take on Catholicism, followed by the epitome of spiritual-but-not-religious—my involvement in the secular movement and active identification as an atheist …

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May 19 2013

Taking it Personally: Privilege and Women in Secularism

Illustration by Tom Gauld for The Guardian

There is a tendency for people to take criticism of ideas personally.  It’s true of all people, though I noticed it particularly this weekend at the Women in Secularism conference.  People also have a bad habit of criticizing individuals rather than their ideas.  I do not claim freedom from this tendency, although I do work …

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May 17 2013

[#wiscfi] Kate Live Blogging Women in Secularism

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I am! I’m here! It’s nice, if a bit muggy in DC, and I am trying to avoid buying ALL THE SURLIES (but will eventually crack). Jason, Miri, and I will be trading off live blogging events! Ron Lindsay is reading from the Bible right now, and you should go head on over to Lousy …

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Mar 26 2013

Prop 8 Media Appearances Round Up (UPDATED)

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NEW: Me on Politico video where you can see just how terrible the conditions were. NEW: Same photo in galleries at the LA Times and Politico.  You can see how creepy the statue is in the LA Times version. Me on the NYTimes video talking about waiting to get in. Me talking to CBS Los Angeles about …

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