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Ophelia Benson

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Date registered: August 26, 2011
URL: http://freethoughtblogs.com/butterfliesandwheels/

Biography

Ophelia Benson is a columnist for Free Inquiry and the co-author of The Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense, Why Truth Matters, and Does God Hate Women?

Latest posts

  1. Guest post: Feel free to reach out to me privately — July 23, 2014
  2. The universities were breaking the Equalities Act of 2010 — July 23, 2014
  3. The 17 women currently incarcerated — July 23, 2014
  4. Congratulations Michael — July 23, 2014
  5. The right to hire people who will uphold the ethos of the organisation — July 23, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Jim Jefferies — 606 comments
  2. Bullying at 35 thousand feet — 556 comments
  3. I’m out — 535 comments
  4. A man generally cannot know — 389 comments

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Jul 22 2014

In the world

Update: Yes I know she didn’t write it herself. She still has it on her About page. Jaclyn Glenn explains about herself on the About page of her website. With her sharp wit, good looks, and smashing sense of humor, Jaclyn Glenn has quickly become the new “it” girl in the atheist community. Her hit …

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Jul 22 2014

You said it yourself, you’re a writer, not a diplomat

You knew it was on the way – another Jaclyn Glenn video about the horrors of what she chooses to call (without defining it) “Extreme Feminism.” This time (oh the honor) she goes after me, although without naming me. She starts by saying she’s going to talk about all the drama that’s been going on …

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Jul 22 2014

Freedom to refuse

Here’s my July column for the Freethinker, on the Freethinker’s shiny new website. Ramadan clearly is widely treated as compulsory, sometimes at the state level and much more at the familial level (which tends to bleed into the neighborhood and the “community” – the notional, non-physical community as well as the literal neighborhood-surrounding one). I consider this …

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Jul 21 2014

Not to bend once again

All right, one piece of good news. Obama signed the tweaked ENDA today and it did not include a religious exemption. Woohoo! President Barack Obama signed a highly anticipated executive order Monday, which amends the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include LGBT workers. The executive order restricts all federal branches and federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation …

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Jul 21 2014

Full-time professional unpaid volunteer

Cheerleaders for the professional football team the Buffalo Bills are mostly unpaid. A Jill is paid next to nothing—no money for gameday cheering, none for practice, none for the bulk of her minimum 20 personal appearances, none from the tips she receives but must turn in during the mandatory Jills Golf Tournament—and is classified by …

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Jul 21 2014

Peasants’ entrance

There’s a new residential high-rise going up in New York that will have separate entrances for rich people and not-rich people. No this time it’s not the Onion. It’s for real. Extell Development Company, the firm behind the new building, announced its intentions to segregate the rich and poor to much outrage last year. Fifty-five of the …

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Jul 21 2014

Amaze

Hemant Mehta, the “friendly” atheist, is promoting a video by the “amazing” atheist now, the one who has such an “amazing” attitude toward women. Not all that friendly to women, is he.

Jul 20 2014

No intention of providing the full range of services

They’re taking over. No not Martians, not gremlins, not chemtrails, but anti-abortion people going into health care work in order to undermine it. As more states push bills to strip family planning funding from Planned Parenthoods, or relocate funding so that Planned Parenthood affiliates are last in line, other clinics that provide care to low-income …

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Jul 20 2014

Prepare for amazement

We saw yesterday that Jaclyn “stop all this divisiveness!!” Glenn is a fan or friend or both of The Amazing Atheist. My knowledge of what exactly is horrible about the Amazing Atheist was a little rusty though (well there are so many misogynist ragers among the atheists) so I went looking for details. And found …

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Jul 20 2014

We will send you to the cemetery where you will be safe

A pretty story from Afghanistan: It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque, and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex. But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said …

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