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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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Mar 31 2011

Women and The Internet

It has long been a truism in the advertising world that men may make the money, but women control the purse strings, just watch any episode of Mad Men. All you have to do to see the truth of this is to look at those popular Old Spice Body Wash commercials, here’s a product aimed …

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May 11 2010

OCFA Conference 2010; Where I met PZ

I’ll give you all the links up front, and all the pictures at the end. All the pictures are here. 9:20 Phil Zuckerman 10:00 Edward Tabash 10:40 Brian Dunning 11:20 William Lobdell Lunch 12-1 with ‘Tabletalk’ table discussions 1:00 Michael Shermer 1:45 PZ Myers 2:30 Dan Barker 3:15 Stephanie Campbell 4:00 John Shook 4:45 Joe …

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Apr 14 2010

I get e-mail; How not to talk to an atheist

This is an email I got from someone I was debating on a facebook thread. We were talking about how the Catholic church needed to stop being so secretive and punish the molesters and let local governments prosecute the crimes and he said why shouldn’t they punish the homofags and adulterers and I said the …

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Jan 14 2010

Project Runway! Season 7

I’m very excited that there’s a new season of PR starting tonight because last season sucked.  Reasons this season will be better: 1. It’s in New York again.  LA sucked. 2. Michael Kors and Nina Garcia are in like every episode. 3. It couldn’t be worse than the last season. 4. Heidi is preggers.  This …

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Jan 12 2010

What I’m doing today

Reading the live blog of the Prop 8 trial: http://prop8trialtracker.com/ It’s fascinating, the arguments are incredibly well-crafted on the pro-gay marriage side.  The judge is whip smart and seems to be really curious as to why the state is in the business of marriage in the first place.  I’d always sort of been leaning that …

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Oct 26 2009

Lost Weekend

I had a weekend that was no good for writing. I’ve set myself a deadline of end of Thanksgiving holiday for a rewrite of Bible Con and a Polished first draft of Dyke for a Day. I had time to work on it this weekend because all of my editing projects are floating in nebulous …

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Oct 11 2009

100 Favorite Female Characters OnScreen

This was actually really hard.  I could shoot you off 100 dudes in no time, but I had to do a lot of IMDb surfing to find these.  So, who am I missing? 1. Abbey Bartlett, Stockard Channing (The West Wing) 2. Ainsley Hayes, Emily Procter (West Wing) 3. Anna, Jodie Foster (Anna and the …

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Oct 07 2009

Female Filmmakers; Women Directors

There’s an interesting article over at Film School Rejects which basically lists about a hundred films directed by women.  Now, I do appreciate that there are not very many women directors, or at least, not a lot of successful ones, but I do think that it’s useful to look at the entire field of filmmaking.  …

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