Monthly Archive: February 2009

Feb 15 2009

What Women Want, and the Myth of the Psychic Lesbians

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It ties together the notion that lesbians naturally know how to please another woman sexually better than straight men, with the age-old question, “What do women want?” It’s called What Women Want, and the Myth of the Psychic Lesbians, and here’s the teaser: I want …

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Feb 15 2009

Rachel Maddow and the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Haven’t seen this on any of the atheist blogs I usually read, and I thought y’all might like to know about it in case you missed it: Rachel Maddow gave a nice big shoutout to the Flying Spaghetti Monster on her show on Darwin Day. A whole little story, even. The first half of this …

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Feb 13 2009

Good Arguments for God?

What — if any — are the good arguments for God? And what do we mean by a good argument? I recently got an email from Andy Blood, commenting on my recent 10 Myths and Truths About Atheists piece for AlterNet. And one of the things he asked me was: I would like to know …

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Feb 13 2009

Dream diary, 2/13/09: The NAACP symbol

I dreamed that the symbol of the NAACP was a floating letter N (capital, sans- serif, about the size of a human hand) that bobbed around in the air at about eye level and followed people around, reminding them to support civil rights.

Feb 12 2009

Left-Handers Threaten Nation’s Moral Fiber: Same-Sex Marriage, Handedness, and the History of Bigotry

In case you haven’t noticed, this week is Freedom to Marry Week, and bloggers all around the LGBT blogosphere are blogging up a storm. Today, as my part in this blogswarm, I’m proud to feature my very first guest post in this blog — written by my aunt, Laurie Muelder. This piece originally appeared as …

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Feb 11 2009

10 Myths and Truths About Atheists: Greta’s Version, On AlterNet

Maybe you’ve read 10 Myths — and 10 Truths — About Atheism, Sam Harris’s famous op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times, which was an attempt to clear up the most common misunderstandings about atheists. The piece is a good idea. But something about it bugs me. Specifically, it bugs me how much time Harris …

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Feb 11 2009

Helping the Poor or Vengeful Homophobic Pissery? Father Geoffrey Farrow and the Catholic Church

I haven’t seen this story around much. And it seems like it ought to be all over the news… or at least, all over the atheosphere. So you know what they say. When you don’t like the news, go out and write some of your own. You may have heard the story of the Catholic …

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Feb 09 2009

Ninth and Bryant Parking Garage: A Review

I’m a little slammed with deadlines right now, so I’m re-running an old piece from back when my blog was smaller, one that a lot of you may not have read. This is one of my very favorite pieces — I hope you enjoy it, too. Ninth and Bryant Parking Garage: A Review by Greta …

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Feb 07 2009

Blinded With Science: Sex, Sexology, and What Women Really Want: The Blowfish Blog

I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about recent scientific research into female sexual desire, research showing (among other things) that women’s physical reactions to sexual images don’t tend to line up with our mental reactions (you know, the New York Times article everyone’s talking about)… and the dangers of jumping …

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Feb 06 2009

First Lines

Game time! There’s a game some book readers play: I heard about it many years ago, and have been playing it ever since. It’s called First Lines (or at least I call it that), and it’s pretty simple: Find a first sentence of a book that is not only a great first sentence, but that …

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