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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 30 2012

Why Does Religion Always Get a Free Ride?

We try to persuade people out of almost every kind of idea there is. Why should religion be the exception? Why should religion, alone among all other kinds of ideas, be free from attempts to persuade people out of it? We try to persuade people out of ideas all the time. We try to persuade …

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Apr 29 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” Now Available On iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, And More!

Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless is now available in a whole passel of ebook formats — including iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, and more! Smashwords has the book available in about eleventy jillion formats. You can get it through Smashwords on iBooks, Sony Reader, Kobo, Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe …

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Apr 29 2012

Greta Speaking in North Carolina, May 2 and 3

I’m going to be speaking in North Carolina this week — in Fayetteville on May 2, and in Raleigh on May 3. The Fayetteville event is being sponsored by M*A*S*H: Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg’s group of Military Atheists & Secular Humanists. The Raleigh event is part of the National Day of Reason 2012, being sponsored …

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Apr 27 2012

Fashion Friday: Makeup, and Feeling Like Myself

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I pretty much never leave the house without makeup. This is a relatively new development for me. For years, I pretty much only wore makeup for special occasions. I didn’t have anything against it — in fact, I usually thought I looked better with it than without it — but I either didn’t think about …

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Apr 26 2012

“Feminists have made sex workers’ work so much more difficult”: A Guest Post from Sarah van Brussel

“One thing I kept hearing over and over again was how feminists have made sex workers’ work so much more difficult.” The following is a guest post from Sarah van Brussel. * I’m a regular reader of your blog and a big fan of your work. I’m a feminist and an atheist and I really …

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Apr 26 2012

Greta on Godless Perverts Panel, Thursday 4/26

Just a quick reminder: I’m going to be participating in what promises to be a super-awesome panel discussion tonight (Thursday, April 26): “Godless Perverts: Atheism and Alternative Sexualities.” Maggie Mayhem, Charlie Glickman, Chris Hall and I will be tearing it up at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, talking/ ranting about being …

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Apr 25 2012

Atheism and a Catch-22

I was doing a little writing — working on the introduction to my next book, if you want to know — and I thought of a whole new Catch-22 about atheism and atheist activism that hadn’t occurred to me when I’ve written about this before. It’s this. When atheists criticize religion, or argue that it …

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Apr 25 2012

Discount Student Rates for “Women in Secularism” Conference Still Available!

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Discount student rates for the “Women in Secularism” conference, happening in Washington D.C. May 18-20, are still available — at the low low price of $25! There’s a limited number of student tickets, though, so if you’re a student and you want to get in on this deal, I encourage you to act fast. All …

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Apr 24 2012

Sex Work and a Catch-22

When I was writing yesterday’s post, asking current and former sex workers to talk about their experiences in the industry and describing my own, I stumbled across an interesting Catch-22… one that I realized makes it harder to talk about my experiences in the industry. This particular Catch-22 has to do with my motivations for …

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Apr 23 2012

Sex Workers – An Invitation to Tell Your Stories

If you work, or have ever worked, in the sex industry — as a prostitute, a stripper, a pro dominant, a pro submissive, a phone sex worker, a porn actor or model, or any other area of the industry — what was your experience? IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COMMENTS: The comment policy for this post is …

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