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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 05 2012

Results for the Most Influential Female Atheist of 2011

In past years, the vote has been closer. But I don’t think anyone will be surprised by 2011′s Most Influential Female Atheist: Rebecca Watson She blew away the field with a whopping 233 votes. And she earned the recognition. I don’t think Rebecca knew quite what she was getting into when she made that initial …

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Jan 04 2012

New game: Trolling, or just that stupid?

edclint

It’s a question I often ask myself as I’m reading blog comments. This particularly facepalm-inducing instance occurred last night, as Greta Christina and I were giggling like 5 year olds over Santorum jokes. I then received the following tweet from Ed Clint, President of the Illini Secular Student Alliance: I’m sure many of you would …

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Jan 03 2012

“I have gay friends”

Someone uttering that phrase should set off alarm bells, especially if that someone is a politician. It almost always translates to “I know you all see what I did/said as homophobic, but really, it’s cool!” Rick Santorum’s oldest daughter is the latest to remark about her gay friends in a Huffington Post interview, and Dan …

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Jan 02 2012

The straw woman of the skeptical movement

Let’s break this one down sequentially: 1. Penn Jilette tweets a link to a “really wonderful” article his friend Mallorie wrote about her experience in the skeptic community. 2. I click said link. 3. I nearly vomit while eating my dinner because the article can be summarized as “I’m a woman who doesn’t feel uncomfortable …

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Jan 02 2012

The Most Influential Female Atheist of 2011

It’s the time again for top ten lists and random end of the year awards. Here at Blag Hag, it means it’s time to recognize the wonderful women of the atheist movement. Why bother with a women-only poll? Because despite their accomplishes, women are still frequently overlooked when we acknowledge people in the atheist movement. …

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