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


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. Eulogy for my mother — April 6, 2014
  2. Goodbye, Mommy — April 1, 2014
  3. Happy Halloween! — October 31, 2013
  4. Blag Hag Grab Bag 9/10/13 — September 10, 2013
  5. A milestone worth celebrating — September 5, 2013

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 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


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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Jul 30 2013

I can’t turn it off

At dinner the other night, after a couple beers: Boyfriend: Okay, random question time. Me: Shoot. Boyfriend: If you could be teleported to any restaurant in the world, where you could have dinner, and you would be teleported immediately back, where would you go? Me: Hmmm, this is a tough one. Boyfriend: So you don’t …

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Jul 29 2013

Her (recent) conference assault

Ashley Paramore has released a much-watch video about her recent conference assault at the 2012 Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas. Sadly, the adjective “recent” is necessary since this is hardly the first or second or third time Ashley has had this unfortunate experience at one of the many atheist and skeptical conferences she has attended. …

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Jul 28 2013

Paid vacation and graduate school

No, the title isn’t meant to be a punchline. I was reading an article about the United States’ abysmal paid vacation and holiday policies. What makes them so abysmal is that they don’t exist. A study from The Center for Economic and Policy Research explains: The United States is the only advanced economy in the world …

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