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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 — 956 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 08 2013

I thought everyone could use a little good news for a change

My labwork is finally starting to work after months of troubleshooting and more months of planning! This is the first positive feedback I’ve had in grad school since I passed my general exam a year ago! I’ve had my first straight week where I’ve felt “okay” instead of the crippling hopelessness, worthlessness, anhedonia and despair …

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Aug 08 2013

Covering my ass

Well, Famous Skeptic is vaguely threatening to sue me. Since Famous Skeptic is rich and I am poor, and since my two sources are too terrified to openly speak out again him (I wonder why), I have removed the part of my previous post that refers to him so I don’t go bankrupt with legal …

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Aug 08 2013

Alien vs. Wizards, directed by my subconscious

I feel lucky that I frequently have very vivid, detailed dreams, sometimes to the point that I can lucid dream. The other night I had a particularly amazing one: I was trying to survive an alien invasion, darting from place to place to find a safe spot to hunker down. During that process, I was …

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Aug 07 2013

The sexual harassment floodgate has opened, and I add my own trickle

Prompted by the recent admissions from women in the skeptic movement about sexual harassment and the lack of proper response from CFI and JREF, others are opening up. Sasha at More than Men talks about his experience at Dragon*Con with DJ Grothe, President of JREF (emphasis mine): I had admired his work on Point of …

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Aug 07 2013

Two prominent skeptic women share stories of sexual harassment and assault

Get out your hard hats and run to the nearest drama bunker, because the floodgates have been opened. A week ago Ashley Paramore released a video detailing her sexual assault at The Amazing Meeting (TAM) in Las Vegas, an annual skeptical conference put on by the James Randi Educational Foundation. At the time both Ashley …

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Aug 06 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/7/13 – Indiana edition

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Since I’ve just arrived back home in Indiana to spend a week with my family and be with my mom on her birthday, I figured a themed update is appropriate. The Case of the Missing Zeroes: An astonishing act of statistical chutzpah in the Indiana schools’ grade-changing scandal – Even if you don’t care about …

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Aug 06 2013

Weapons of mass deliciousness

Every single time I have brought Theo chocolate bars home as a gift, my bag gets flagged by the TSA and has to go through a full explosive swab down and a rescan. For chocolate. Every time. Thanks for getting rid of all of my extra buffer time and making it so I couldn’t grab …

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Aug 02 2013

Blag Hag Grab Bag 8/2/2013

Aka, I read a lot of interesting stuff but am too lazy to devote whole blog posts to it, so why not start yet another blog link dump? Living in America Will Drive You Insane – Literally “A June 2013 Gallup poll revealed that 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have “checked out” of them. Life …

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Aug 01 2013

As I sat here researching Seattle mayoral candidates…

I realized the majority of people won’t even bother to vote in this primary, let alone do research to make an educated choice. Something is wrong here :\

Aug 01 2013

This is not an okay way to talk about depression and suicide

Warning – I’m about to break the hive mind and disagree with a fellow blogger. Chris Clarke has a post up at Pharyngula “On using suicide as a rhetorical strategy.” His post is in response to Hugo Schwyzer admitting that he had just spent a week at a psych ward after he committed himself. Chris refers to this …

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