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Tag Archive: Talibanesque

May 30 2012

Do you at least agree with the principle?

Guest post by Daniel Fincke of Camels With Hammers, replying to a comment on It was a joke, huh huh huh. May 30, 2012 at 6:49 am  (Edit) 1. It’s not okay to assume that any woman (or non-woman) is at a conference to be your plaything. (I fail to see such an assumption) First: …

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May 30 2012

Something that is actually like the Taliban

Mariz Tadros gives a vastly depressing account of life for women in Egypt. …on the streets of Egypt, inch by inch, bit by bit, women’s rights are shrinking. Women, Muslim and Christian, who do not cover their hair or who wear mid-sleeved clothing are met with insults, spitting and in some cases physical abuse. In the …

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May 29 2012

It was a joke, huh huh huh

Elyse Anders was the keynote speaker at Skepticamp Ohio last weekend, and had an unpleasant experience at the end. Then, at the very end, when everyone was preparing to leave, and I was packing up the Hug Me table, answering questions, and generally socializing with other speakers and attendees, thinking about how fat my check …

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May 29 2012

The myriad other ways the comparison to the Taliban doesn’t fit

‘Ere we go ‘ere we go ‘ere we go – the “Taliban” thing is becoming the latest casus belli for the you know whos. I’ve got one of them right here playing musical IP addresses and calling me every name in the book. Misogyny lives! Jason has a good post on the subject. The repeated …

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