Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 19 2012

#mencallmethings: “There is just no way you’re having sex”

Tweeted by @sbstl_mo in response to a tweet I made yesterday about the birth control debate: “@GretaChristina ain’t no freakin way you need to take birth control. There is just no way you’re having sex.” #mencallmethings Because when I’m commenting about a question of public policy related to health care, my sexual attractiveness or lack …

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Mar 19 2012

Social Control: Why Heaven is Evil


It’s just now occurring to me, way later than it should have: Heaven is almost as evil a doctrine as Hell. I’ve written before on how profoundly screwed-up the doctrine of Hell is. I’ve written about how wildly disproportionate it is to give infinite punishment for finite sins. I’ve written about what a lousy form …

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Mar 17 2012

Caturday: The Full-On Assault


I realize I’ve been slacking a bit lately on my cat blogging duties. I told myself that I had good excuses: I’ve been writing a book, getting ready for the Reason Rally, staying caught up on Project Runway All Stars. (Go, Mondo!) But a few weeks ago, Crommunist threw down the gauntlet. He dared — …

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Mar 15 2012

Kitteh Bellies!


I’m seriously slammed right now, going over final corrections on Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things that Piss Off the Godless. Don’t have time to write a proper blog post. So instead, I’m giving my readers what I know they most want anyway: KITTEH BELLIES! I know. It’s almost nauseating how cute they …

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Mar 12 2012

Rush Limbaugh, Free Speech, and How Gloria Allred is Being a Jerk

You’ve almost certainly heard about the Rush Limbuagh kerfuffle, in which the talk radio personality spent several days excoriating law student Sandra Fluke for testifying on Capitol Hill about employer-paid health insurance and contraception, and called her (among many, many other things) a “slut” and a “prostitute.” You may not yet have head that the …

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Mar 11 2012

Comment Policy – An Update

I have just made some updates to my comment policy. Please take note of the following additions. * 1: Be respectful of other commenters in this blog. No personal insults; no namecalling; no flame wars. In comment threads in this blog, I encourage lively dissension and debate. I do not, however, accept personal insults aimed …

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Mar 09 2012

Fashion Friday: Brightly Colored and Patterned Tights


I used to love brightly colored and patterned tights. I had a drawer full of them: pink and purple and bright blue, with planets and stars or blue skies and clouds or psychedelic op-art patterns. Putting them on made me feel happy and exuberant and full of life. I especially loved them because I was …

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Mar 08 2012

Iranians in Iran join Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar

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From Maryam Namazie’s blog: Young members of the Worker-communist Party of Iran who live in Iran have joined the scream! Since they would be executed for this act, their faces are covered with slogans saying ‘Long Live Women’s Freedom’, ‘No to Hejab’, ‘No to Islamic Reaction’, and ‘No to Gender Discrimination’. They have printed the …

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Mar 08 2012

What I Learned From the Latest #mencallmethings Discussion

I recently blogged here about an incident in which a publicity poster for one of my speaking events got tagged with graffiti calling me “the ugliest of all atheists!” (Or, to be more accurate, “the ugliest of all athiests!”) I would have thought that my position on this — “It’s bad to criticize women’s ideas …

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Mar 07 2012

Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is Here — and I’m In It!


The Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is here — and I’m in it! Today – 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day – the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar is being launched in homage to Egyptian atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag, …

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