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Tag Archive: Deep rifts

Sep 25 2012

Not lord of the manor

Tessa Kendall has a post on Bullies and predators, expanding on Michael Story’s post yesterday. Because of the stupid libel laws in this country, the Offender cannot be named publicly, which makes him harder to deal with. I’m one of the hosts of London SitP, along with Carmen and Sid. When I started going to …

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Jul 19 2012

Your Hit Parade

I thought that was the last of it, but there’s this adorable song that was performed at TAM. Dedicated to James Randi, JREF, and all clear-thinking individuals who are fond of dirty words. lyrics He said “Come up for coffee” Before she reached her floor Now, some folks who have vaginas don’t show up here …

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Jul 16 2012

Dividing bridges

Kristjan Wager has a good post on the Deep Rifts. He’d rather have the rifts than no rifts at the price of entrenched sexism. So, to sum it up, there are deep rifts in the movement, and I think it is fine. Not only that, I feel more comfortable being in a smaller community within …

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Jul 02 2012

The Oppressed Sisters and their Approved Male Chorus

The second part of problems with Why it’s totally fine to call The Sisterhood of the Oppressed Feminazis and Femistasi and totalitarian. Remember the Women in Secularism conference the other week? How that conference was hailed by the Oppressed Sisters and their Approved Male Chorus! Wow. I don’t have much more than that. Well wait, one …

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Jul 02 2012

Nazis and Stasi and bears, oh my

Dear oh dear, lots of new assigned reading first thing in the morning; how will I ever catch up. There is Rebecca’s post on being called Feminazis and Femistasi. (I read that yesterday actually, but late in a long and rather nerve-racking day, so I’m treating it as new.) There is Paula Kirby’s eagerly-anticipated (since …

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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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