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Jul 23 2013

Women Protagonists in YA: A List and Resources

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This is a work in progress, any feedback from the audience/readers will be incorporated into the list.  I am especially interested in finding any good works about female friendship.  Here is a wonderful tumblr devoted to diversity in YA.  Here is a wonderfully comprehensive list of protagonists of color in YA and another specifically looking at SF and …

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Jul 12 2013

TMI Review – Softcups / Complaining about my period

Taken From Naamah_Darling's Livejournal

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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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 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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Feb 05 2013

Ashley Speaking in Chapel Hill Next Monday

If you are in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area and like Freethought Blogs and/or me and/or the topic of social justice movements and religion, then have I got good news for you! I will be speaking at UNC-CH for their SSA (Secular Student Alliance) and SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) groups. Monday, February 11, …

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Feb 04 2013

A couple of things

1. Here is a brilliant post summarizing the treatment that many women in the secular movement have faced in the last several years and the negative effects of that treatment. http://www.secularwoman.org/opportunity_%20and_%20access_freethought It’s a great piece, I am only jealous that I did not write it. 2. If you scroll down the page a bit until …

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Jan 15 2013

Link Miscellany: -isms and -ists

Excellent things that other people wrote! Fighting childhood cancer and the awful Stanislaw Burzynski at the same time! With your help, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients plan to [raise] at least $30,000 by [Burzynski's] birthday, then challenging the Burzynski Clinic to match whatever they raise, with the total amount going to St. Jude Children’s Research …

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Dec 19 2012

Robert Bork, scariest almost Supreme Court Justice, dead at 85

Robert Bork, the intensely conservative failed Supreme Court nominee from 1987, has passed away after a heart ailment. Bork was a sort of bogeyman from the right, destroyed by Joe Biden in the senate hearings for his nomination for being absolutely insane and who Mitt Romney made head of his judiciary appointments in an attempt …

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Oct 15 2012

Ellen on Bic pens for people with lady parts

I know the Bic jokes have been going around, but Ellen really nails it.

Aug 06 2012

Book Summary: Feminist Theory by bell hooks

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For one of my classes this summer, I had write annotations/summaries for several books.  I enjoyed many of them and I thought that the annotations might be useful for other people, so I will be posting them here.  They’re somewhat rough, but considering how much everyone loves when someone at FtB posts about feminism, I …

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