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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 30 2012

Everybody’s an expert

There’s another thing Paula said, that’s much much more trivial, so I didn’t want to combine with the Nazi&Stasi totalitarian accusation – but it’s one that I keep getting and it’s really…a bad thing to do, so I want to address it too. Actually it’s not all that minor, as a thing to do – …

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Jun 30 2012

That’s not a Godwin, that’s a Wollstonecraft

More deep rifts. Or the same quantity of rifts, but deeper. Or more, and deeper, rifts. Or rifts that are no deeper but spread out over a wider landscape. Or – Stop it at once. Wossa rift this time? It’s calling Freethought blogs totalitarian and comparable to both Nazis and the Stasi. That’s a bit much, …

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Jun 30 2012

Stinking Islamists in Mali have destroyed Timbuktu shrines

Right after UNESCO listed the city as an endangered world heritage site. Take that, UNESCO! Take that, blasphemous infidel western kaffir filthy secular impure internationalist proponent of heritage and culture and human artefacts. Ansar Dine, one of the armed Islamist groups which has seized control in northern Mali, has said no site would be safe …

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Jun 29 2012

The disproportionate amount of attention it gives to sexism

I usually avoid the word “privilege,” because it’s a red rag to a bull and I’m nothing if not accommodating, but sometimes… Like now, at Thunderfoot’s Palais de Contempt. …what I have been trying to tell deaf ears on freethoughtblogs for the past week, that their views are poorly positioned to achieve their stated objectives …

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Jun 29 2012

At the end of Kasr El Nil bridge

Don’t read this unless you’re prepared to be upset and enraged. It’s Natasha Smith’s account of being grabbed, stripped and assaulted by a swarm of men in Cairo a couple of days ago. It’s horrible. Don’t read even this brief excerpt unless you’re prepared. Trigger warning, in short, though I don’t usually like the term. …

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Jun 29 2012

So get off Twitter. We see you are still on Twitter.

A guy who talked shit to Tory MP Louise Mensch and threatened her children via email was given a suspended 26-week sentence earlier this month. Zimmerman targeted Mensch after last summer’s riots when the Corby MP suggested that sites such as Twitter ought to be closed down if the police thought it necessary. Mensch was also …

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Jun 29 2012

Chopping children for god is not abuse ok

Via Zinnia – more vicious shite from Brendan O’Neill. There are many bad things about the modern atheistic assault on religion. But perhaps the worst thing is its rebranding of certain religious practices as “child abuse”. Everything from sending your kid to a Catholic school to having your baby boy circumcised has been redefined by …

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Jun 29 2012

How to rig everything in your own favor

Dispatches from the “Sharia tribunals what could possibly go wrong” file: Charlotte Rachael Proudman in the Independent: After fleeing a forced marriage characterised by rape and physical violence, Nasrin applied for an Islamic divorce from a Sharia council; that was almost 10 years ago now. Despite countless emails, letters and telephone calls to the Sharia council …

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Jun 29 2012

Hostile conduct and intimidation

CFI has announced its new policy on hostile conduct/harassment at conferences. This is huge. Huge. I’ll tell you why. It’s the first part. Hostile conduct. That’s what I’m worried about, personally as opposed to generally, I can tell you. I’m certainly, and obviously, not worried about sexual overtures, as the cyber-stalkers love to remind anyone …

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Jun 28 2012

We know they’re miserable – we made them miserable!

David Robert Grimes has a piece on the Dublin anti-abortion ads. He points out that it’s not true that abortions tear apart the lives of the women who get them. Dr Nada Stotland has published extensively on the topic, including a paper for the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled “The Myth of the …

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