Monthly Archive: January 2010

Jan 28 2010

Porn, Relationships, and What It’s Reasonable to Ask For

When you’re beginning a relationship, is it reasonable to ask your partner not to watch porn? A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column here about porn. I was writing in response to an advice column by Scarleteen, an answer to a letter from a young woman who was upset because her boyfriend watched …

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Jan 28 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: All Religion Don’t Teach Peace

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! It is simply not true that all religions ultimately share the same message of love, tolerance, and peace. Many religions teach hatred, bigotry, and conflict. And these …

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Jan 27 2010

Greta Appearing at Wicked Grounds Kinky Comic Carnival, Sat. 1/30

Come say hi and mingle with kinky comics creators! As editrix of the Best Erotic Comics series, I’m going to be appearing at the Wicked Grounds Kinky Comic Carnival, this Saturday, Jan. 30, along with Justin Hall, Tristan Crane, Ted Naifeh, Storm, and Serena Valentino. Wicked Grounds is the San Francisco’s first and only kink …

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Jan 27 2010

The Plausible Fantasy

Important note: This piece discusses my personal sex life and my sexual fantasies, in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff, please don’t read this one. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Does anybody else do this? There’s this thing that I …

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Jan 27 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Death and the Good Luck of Being Born

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Atheism does have comfort to offer in the face of death. Among other things, it offers the idea that we are extraordinarily, astronomically lucky to have even …

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Jan 26 2010

How Atheists Can’t Win

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. In conversations between atheists and believers, is there any way atheists can win? I’ve been in a lot of discussions and debates with religious believers in the last few years. And I’m beginning to notice a pattern. I’ve been noticing the ways that believers put atheists in no-win …

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Jan 26 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: People Act on Their Beliefs

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “What do you care what other people believe?” is not a good argument against atheist activism. What people believe affects what they do — in ways that …

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Jan 25 2010

Part of the Show: Atheist Transcendence at the Edwardian Ball

I had one of my atheist epiphanies the other night. It was at the Edwardian Ball. Quick bit of background: That’s not Edwardian as in King Edward VII, but as in the artist Edward Gorey, known for his finely detailed, hilariously ghoulish depictions of Victoriana, Edwardiana, and ’20s flapperdom. The Edwardian Ball started years ago …

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Jan 25 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Popularity /= Truth

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “Most people believe in religion” is not a good argument for why religion is true. At one time, most people believed that the sun revolved around the …

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Jan 22 2010

Friday Cat Blogging: Violet and Physical Therapy

And now, a cute picture of our cat. Violet has recently become obsessed with my physical therapy routine. Especially the parts that involve me being on the floor. If she’s in the room when I’m on the floor doing my stretches, she becomes fascinated, and almost inevitably comes over to investigate/ assist/ interfere/ keep me …

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