GUEST POST: Kile Jones Interviews Judith Butler

This is a guest post by Kile Jones, a religious studies PhD candidate at Claremont Lincoln University and founder of the Claremont Journal of Religion. He’s also a contributor to the Feminism and Religion blog. This is an interview he did recently with Judith Butler, one of the most prominent philosophers and feminists in the country.
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Sikivu on Secularism and Social Justice

FTB’s own Sikivu Hutchinson is interviewed in Psychology Today about secularism and social justice and what she has to say, as always, is fascinating and important. The first question was about a statement she had made about how women of color are drawn to religion despite its constant attempts to oppress them.
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Creepy White Guys and Asian Women

It seems like half the atheist activists I know are on OKCupid, including our own Miri Mogilevsky, and the women in particular have sometimes posted some of the appalling messages they get from men on the site. Apparently it would be much worse if they were Asian. Here’s a tumblr full of messages Asian women routinely get from creepy white men. Like this one, which was written in Chinese:
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Driving Makes Womens’ Pelvises ‘Roll Up’

As women in Saudi Arabia try to win the right to drive for the first time, a Saudi sheikh and — for crying out loud — psychologist says that there is a very good reason not to let them drive. If women drive, it will affect their ovaries and their pelvises will “roll up.” Whatever the hell that means.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the World’s Biggest Douchebag

On Wednesday, the guy behind the Sleepless in Austin website was revealed and the previous world record for douchebaggery was shattered, possibly forever. He’s a 39-year old guy who is just looking for love because he’s lonely. And after reading his website, you pretty quickly understand why. Here’s what he’s looking for in a girl:
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Interview With Haifaa al-Mansour

ThinkProgress has an interview with Haifaa al-Mansour, the director of a new movie called Wadjda, about “a young girl who decides to enter a Koran-recitation competition to win the money to buy a bicycle she wants to use to race a neighbor boy.” It’s apparently the first movie to actually be filmed in Saudi Arabia and al-Mansour has some interesting comments about men and women in that country. The questions are bolded.
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Rios Can’t Believe Women Can Run Anything

Sandy Rios is another one of those strange women like Phyllis Schlafly who thinks that all other women should be in subservient roles to men not only at home but everywhere else too. On her radio show, she expressed complete disbelief that there were female FBI agents on TV after the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. She also seems baffled that anyone there might need some sort of counseling.
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