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Tag Archive: Sexism

Jul 27 2014

Dawkins: any atheist who uses “threats or harassment is in no way my ally”

“We have to be able to manage disagreement ethically, like reasonable adults, as opposed to brawling like enraged children who need a nap.”

Jul 22 2014

I’m not sorry atheists are divided

I’m sorry we need to be.

Jun 20 2014

Gia Milinovich is still ignoring her transphobia’s critics

It’s one thing to reject a counterargument, another to pretend you haven’t heard it.

Jun 17 2014

Grandmother, you’re a bully – and I’m disowning you.

One 23-year-old’s last letter to a relative who won’t leave him alone.

Jun 17 2014

Recommended reading: Lena Dunham, (black) atheists, transphobia and Scotland

Time for some recent favourites from around the web.

Jun 17 2014

Chapter 9: Attention

If it had been true I was making being gay up so my peers cared about me, they cared entirely the wrong way.

Jun 01 2014

On the meaning of white terrorism

I’m not trying to commandeer paranoid fears of terror threats for progressives – I’m trying to destabilise them.

May 30 2014

Elliot Rodger was a jihadist – for organised misogyny, if not for organised religion

Like Mohammad Sidique Khan, who set off a bomb on the London Underground nine years ago, Elliot Rodger was young, educated and outwardly respectable. Like Khan, he killed seven people including himself. My guess based on his demographics is that Roger was probably an atheist – but otherwise, the two were in many ways twin …

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Apr 29 2014

4 questions for Anne Marie Waters and secularists voting UKIP

Britain’s European elections are in three weeks, with the right-wing UK Independence Party predicted first place. This blog’s core readers aren’t likely to vote for them, but the party has startling support in parts of UK secularism. Anne Marie Waters, who serves on the National Secular Society’s board of directors, was this month announced as …

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Feb 22 2014

Chutney, pineapples and flying spaghetti: why atheism can never be inoffensive enough

This month, posters were snatched from an atheist group at South Bank University. ‘Looking for logic?’ they read, Flying Spaghetti Monster in God’s place on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. ‘Pastafarianism is a real religion.’ Not quite The Satanic Verses, but student union officials took them down in the society’s absence, afraid they’d trigger ‘religious offence’. (The …

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