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Apr 12 2014

Help Miri Speak At Cons!

As I mentioned in a recent link roundup, I’m doing a decent amount of speaking/paneling at cons this spring and summer, including Women in Secularism 3, CONvergence, SSA East, and the already-completed Skeptech. Most of these cons do not cover my flight and hotel room, and even for those that do, food at cons ends …

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Dec 23 2013

Occasional Link Roundup

Here, have some super-old but still-good links because I waited way too long to do another link roundup! 1. Greta posts a much-improved version of the creepy Christmas song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” along with some great commentary: Yes, there probably are some women — and some men — who say No as part of …

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May 22 2013

Assorted Thoughts on Women in Secularism 2

The FtB gang (well, most of it) at WiS2. Credit: Brian D. Engler

Last post about Women in Secularism (for now), I promise! I just wanted to give a quick overview of how things went since I couldn’t do much over the weekend but liveblog/-tweet obsessively. First of all, I want to thank Marcus Ranum (and Stephanie) once again for getting me there. I’m still a little shocked …

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Jul 26 2011

Why I Oppose Banning Burqas

And no, my reasoning has nothing to do with racism or any other ism! Belgian lawmakers recently passed a bill that, if approved in their senate, would make it illegal to wear burqas in public. This comes on the heels of France’s When justifying banning burqas or similar Islamic garments, people typically make two points–one, …

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Jun 20 2011

The Trivialization of Mental Illness

I’m reading a very interesting novel called The Four Fingers of Death. It’s somewhat science-fiction, with a distinctly Vonnegut-esque tone to it–very sarcastic and cynical. The story takes place in the 2020s, and the author, Rick Moody, gives several hints as to the general milieu of the future. Few people have cars as gas is …

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