Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 27 2009

“An Actual Lesbian Girlfriend,” Or, Why You Should Never Listen to Dan Savage About Bisexuality: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about a recent sex advice column by Dan Savage: a writer who I usually like and respect, but who gets it wildly and insultingly wrong about bisexuals (a pattern he’s had for as long as I’ve been reading him, and one that makes me …

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Feb 27 2009

Commenting Trouble?

A couple of people have emailed me saying they’re having trouble commenting on my blog. It’s obviously not a bniversal problem, but it’s happening enough that it’s clearly not an isolated incident, either. I’m trying to get a clear picture of what’s happening, and under what circumstances, so I can let Typepad know and see …

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Feb 26 2009

Curiosity and the “Shut Up, That’s Why” Argument

Last week, I talked about the insidious assortment of “Shut up, that’s why” arguments that get made against atheists and atheism. Today, I want to talk about where I think the “Shut up, that’s why” arguments come from. There was a story on “This American Life” last week that hit me really strongly. It wasn’t …

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Feb 25 2009

25 Things About My Sexuality

Please note: This post includes extensive and detailed descriptions of my personal sex life. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff are advised to stay as far away from this one as possible. There’s this blog. Sort of an anonymous confessional/ revelation blog about sex. You write in, telling 25 …

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Feb 24 2009

Greta at WonderCon Panel on Queer Women in Comics, Sat. Feb. 28

Hi, all. If you’re going to be at the WonderCon comics convention in San Francisco this weekend, come by and see me. I’m going to be part of a panel discussion on Queer Women in Comics, along with Paige Braddock, Joey Alison Sayers, and Leia Weathington. Here’s the whole spiel on the panel: Queer Women …

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Feb 24 2009

Craig’s List Porn: The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, includes descriptions of my personal sex life, including my personal tastes in porn. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. Hi, all! I’m back from the wedding, and am finally almost caught up on my sleep. I’ll blog about the …

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Feb 19 2009

Brief Blog Break, Plus Shameless Self- Promotion Op, a Fun Game, and Blog Carnivals

I’m going to be out of town for a few days, officiating at the wedding of my friends Chip and Hayley. I’m bringing my computer and will check in on the blog now and then, but it’s unlikely that I’ll have time to post anything new until after I get back. Don’t expect anything new …

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Feb 18 2009

“Milk” and the Joy of Sex

Since the Oscars are coming up, and “Milk” has been nominated for eight of them, now seems like a good time to run this piece here. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. I realize this may come across like the welder’s review of “Flashdance.” But today, this sex writer wants to talk …

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Feb 17 2009

I’m Number 10!

I’m Number 10! This is kind of surprising and neat. A little while back, Daniel Florien of the Unreasonable Faith blog came up with a list of his top 30 atheist/ agnostic/ skeptic blogs… and I made the list. I was honored and flattered (thanks, Daniel!), but I didn’t mention it here, since “Hey! Some …

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Feb 16 2009

Atheism and the “Shut Up, That’s Why” Arguments

There’s something I’ve been noticing lately in theists’ arguments against atheists. When you start paying attention, you notice how many of them aren’t really arguments. And no, I’m not even talking about the “I feel it in my heart” or “‘Cause the Bible tells me so” non-arguments. I’m talking about the “Shut up, that’s why” …

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