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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

Corrupting the youth

Via Feminist Law Professors – a student teacher is fired for being photographed in what looks very like a bathing suit top. [Theresa] Illgen, 23, appeared in a front-page photograph in the Las Cruces Sun-News wearing a bra and appearing to motivate those who marched to educate students, and the public, about the issue of …

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May 31 2013

Better news

According to a few sources (but only a few, so I’m not sure how reliable they are), El Salvador’s Health Minister approved a C-section for “Beatriz” yesterday, a day after the Supreme Court ruled that she could not have a life-saving abortion. The Health Department hasn’t given a day or time for when Beatriz will deliver …

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May 31 2013

Atheist solidarity? What’s that?

Remember that photoshop I posted on the More documenting the harassment page last Saturday? The one taken from the photo Adam Lee took of us FTBers holding our signs of solidarity with the Bangladeshi atheists? That Reap Paden changed to signs spelling out our love for “Justin” [Vacula]? That Vacula reposted on Facebook? Now Vacula has done …

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May 30 2013

An important difference

Speaking of being thrown overboard…Greta has a pair of terrific posts on Ron Lindsay and Women in Secularism 2. One is on the content of his talk, the other is on the context. From the first one – on the “shut up and listen” part. This section has been addressed at length by many other …

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May 30 2013

Left and right, unite and fight…women

Katha Pollitt on El Salvador’s way with pregnant women. Since 1998, El Salvador has had a complete no-exceptions ban on abortion,  promoted by the country’s powerful Catholic Church and passed with the votes of  legislators from the former left-wing movement FMLN—because if there’s one thing  right and left agree on, it’s that women’s lives are …

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May 30 2013

Texas passes law approving winter holidays

Wut? Well that’s what it says. After a good amount of hoopla, Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to quietly sign legislation allowing public schools to celebrate Christmas and other winter holidays plainly and explicitly without fear of lawsuits. Why would he do it noisily? Do governors usually shout and scream while signing legislation? Anyway, …

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May 30 2013

Meet skeptixx

Ah. I did a little more exploring in the comments to see where we’ve heard from “Skep tickle/skeptixx” before. It’s interesting. The first (that I’ve found) was one last October, in the post I did on the pathetic “parody” of Jesus and Mo that is “Peezus and O.” “skeptixx” popped in to say Funny!  Thanks …

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May 29 2013

Beatriz

Bastards. El Salvador’s Supreme Court has said no. No abortion for Beatriz; she has to die, because she’s pregnant. Beatriz is carrying an anencephalic fetus, which means it has no brain and is only expected to survive at maximum a few hours after birth, even if she carries it to full term. Beatriz has lupus, …

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May 29 2013

Look at them all

A small thing, but annoying. People who say “I completely condemn any harassment and abuse” – and then follow up quickly with a much more detailed and enthusiastic condemnation of whatever it is that you, the object of abuse and harassment, might possibly decide to say at some point in the future if your nerves …

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May 29 2013

Lies

lies

About me. Posted on Michael Nugent’s blog yesterday.

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