Aug 30 2012

Next spring in DC

Oh hai, registration is open for Women in Secularism 2.

That means I finally get to tell you that Katha Pollitt will be there! Yes, Katha Pollitt. Booya.

Also Vyckie Garrison! Also Soraya Chemaly, also Teresa MacBain, also Amanda Marcotte, to name just a few.

This is going to be great.


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    I’m so excited to be in the list of speakers, and I confess, a bit intimidated by all the big names! Looking forward to an exciting conference and to meeting all of you. I would like to thank Melody Hensley for inviting me and David Tamayo from Hispanic American Freethinkers for suggesting my name to her.

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    I’m so gonna try to get the money to attend this conference. If I can only make it to one next year, this one is my choice.

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    I am REALLY intent on making this conference. Coming from Australia so have a few logistical and financial milestone to reach this year but it’s looking doable. And I can combine it with a holiday in New Orleans where I’ve never been but I’m sure is my spiritual home. Katha Pollitt!

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    Jacques Cuze

    I apologize if this is a duplicate post. My browser (opera) lately seems to eat form submissions without telling me.

    Can you help differentiate between Atheism+ and Women in Secularism?

    My very brief look is that the two are remarkably similar in orientation, principles, goals, and even membership.

    How are they different?

    Thank you.

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    Ophelia Benson

    Adriana – don’t be intimidated! I can tell you from experience, it’s not intimidating.

    Amanda, yay!

    J’accuse, well WiS is a conference. Atheism+ is not. I hope that helps.

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    Jacques Cuze

    “well WiS is a conference. Atheism+ is not.”

    Thank you, I did see that, and I am long out of the conference circuit, but my very loose understanding was that conferences are usually associated with some organization.

    If WiS is “orphaned” it would seem to have a natural affiliation as one of the conferences of Atheism+.

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    Ophelia Benson

    It’s not orphaned. It’s a CFI conference. All this is very easy to find out.

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    Jacques Cuze

    Sigh. I apologize for commenting then.

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    Katha Pollitt! Yes. I was just reading a book of hers from about 1998, the other night.

    Sadly, the pieces on feminism could’ve been written yesterday. Little’s changed.

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