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Name: Jen McCreight
Date registered: September 2, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag

Biography

Jen McCreight is a liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted feminist atheist who recently escaped Indiana for Seattle. Learn more about Jen here. Contact: blaghagblog (at) gmail (dot) com Disclaimer: The views on this blog are mine and not associated with my school or employer.

Latest posts

  1. The Jenome is no longer crashing & comments are working! — May 2, 2014
  2. Well, Godaddy fucked me over EDIT: then fixed it — April 30, 2014
  3. Farewell to FtB & Blag Hag; Introducing my new blogging home, The Jenome — April 30, 2014
  4. Eulogy for my mother — April 6, 2014
  5. Goodbye, Mommy — April 1, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. How I Unwittingly Infiltrated the Boy’s Club & Why It’s Time for a New Wave of Atheism — 955 comments
  2. And the boobquake experiment has begun… — 739 comments
  3. Women who don’t amuse Penn Jillette are cunts — 610 comments
  4. In the name of science, I offer my boobs — 608 comments
  5. When Gender Goes Pear-Shaped — 601 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 22 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/22/2013

I woke up in a pretty bad mood, but thankfully I have Pixel who knows just the way to distract me: puking all over the carpet. Thanks, kitty. Manning switch challenges style editors – Why is this so hard for some people? If she wants people to use feminine pronouns, then refer to her as …

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Aug 21 2013

Mandisa Thomas adds some pertinent information

I want to highlight this comment by Mandisa Thomas left on my post “On silencing anger to silence minority voices”: Greetings, Mandisa Thomas here – the person to whom the Black on Black crime question was directed. My talk on the day in question was about how the Freethought community can learn from the Hospitality …

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Aug 20 2013

I think we could all use a cute cat video about now

Here’s one of Pixel playing with her favorite string toy and fetching it out of her tower. Forgive the shoddy left handed iPhone camera skills.

Aug 19 2013

On silencing anger to silence minority voices

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My favorite thing to wake up to in the morning is white straight cis men insisting they get to decide who your allies are and that you should not ever get angry, but rather calmly explain basic topics to hostile questions from every person that wanders across your path as if it were your personal …

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Aug 15 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/15/2013

Congratulations to my labmate for her successful dissertation defense today! She now officially has the coolest name ever – Dr. Claw. ‘Turducken’ of the sea–scientists off Delaware catch shark within a shark – Nature is simultaneously awesome and terrifying. When Social Media CEOs Abet Stalking & Storify, Stalkers and Terms of Service – Oh look, …

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Aug 13 2013

Belated raging

Today I found out from my dad that when my mom was in the hospital recovering from a serious surgery to remove the tumors from her ovarian cancer, some evangelical Christians came into her room uninvited during a rare moment when my dad was away to try to convert her and ask if she’s heard …

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Aug 13 2013

The euphoria of an okay day

A couple of weeks ago I opened up about my severe depression. Unfortunately, depression is not new to me. It’s hit me from time to time since I was about ten years old. Sometimes it has obvious triggers, but sometimes it seems to strike at random. Sometimes it may only last for a week or …

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Aug 11 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/11/2013

As an intro to this social-justicey link roundup, I have a request for all of you: Please don’t send me the stupid crap misogynistic assholes write about me unless it contains threats that I need to forward to the police. Thanks. The Good Old Days – Jamie at Skepchick has a great post addressing skeptics …

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Aug 09 2013

No, Rick Warren, we’re not “all mentally ill”

Rick Warren, pastor of the infamous Saddleback Church, recently gave a sermon where he attempted to de-stigmatize mental illness…but did the opposite. Warren, whose son suffered from borderline personality disorder and recently committed suicide, said “We’re all mentally ill” and “You have fears, you have worries, you have doubts, you have compulsions, you have attractions…” Greta …

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Aug 09 2013

The downside to vivid dreams is vivid nightmares

The other day I wrote up the amazing Harry Potter alien invasion dream I had. I’ve always had very detailed, realistic dreams that I remember upon waking up. But the downside to that is what happened the following night: vivid nightmares. I had two that night. In the first I was with my mom, but …

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