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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. Not getting it — July 28, 2014
  2. Reasoning with people who want to spike the heads of their adversaries — July 28, 2014
  3. If Chuck Norris — July 28, 2014
  4. Not Diogenes — July 28, 2014
  5. Hey Christina Hoff Sommers — July 27, 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 23 2014

The universities were breaking the Equalities Act of 2010

Nick Cohen talks about the confusion of people who think equality and diversity come in one package like fish and chips. If you need me to rehearse the argument again after all these years, here it is, one more time. In a free society you are or should be free to believe what you want. …

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Jul 23 2014

The 17 women currently incarcerated

Salvadoran feminists are pushing back against their country’s nightmare abortion laws. Salvadoran feminist and women’s organizations are waging an international campaign demanding a pardon for the 17 women currently incarcerated in El Salvador for abortion, in hopes of challenging the country’s harsh anti-abortion laws and beginning to change the anti-choice views held by the vast majority of …

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Jul 23 2014

Congratulations Michael

I think you already know this news, but this is an official announcement of it, which is all the better. CFI’s Michael De Dora Elected President of UN Religious Freedom Committee We’re proud to announce that Michael De Dora, CFI’s director of public policy and main representative to the United Nations, has been elected to a …

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Jul 23 2014

The right to hire people who will uphold the ethos of the organisation

The Iona Institute is having a think about what is “discrimination” and what is “a religious exemption.”  There are currently calls to repeal Section 37 (1) of Ireland’s Employment Equality Act: the law’s opponents argue that it allows schools, hospitals and other organisations with a religious ethos to discriminate in their hiring against those whose lifestyles …

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Jul 23 2014

It’s not personal

Sigh. I have someone badgering me via private messaging on Facebook trying to push me to agree that Jaclyn Glenn is a feminist, it’s just that she’s “a liberal feminist who doesn’t agree with radical feminism.” I don’t know, that may be the way she sees herself, but it’s not what she’s said in any …

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Jul 22 2014

Let girls be girls

Jul 22 2014

Many girls remain at risk

The BBC reports on the Girl Summit, which is addressing FGM and child marriage. Hosted by the UK government and children’s charity Unicef, the summit is being attended by international politicians, campaigners including the Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, and women who have undergone FGM.

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Jul 22 2014

The Girl Summit

Today was #girlsummit. Angélique Kidjo says why. You can help end child marriage and female genital mutilation or cutting. Pledge your support: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit The Girl Summit on 22 July will rally a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls’ childhoods, promote …

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Jul 22 2014

Credit where it’s due

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There was a sudden influx of first-time commenters, which puzzled me for a minute and then I realized Glenn must have responded (without contacting me directly, which I thought we were supposed to do, because she just said that…), so I looked at her Twitter and saw this: JaclynGlenn @JaclynGlenn Haha you look good in …

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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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