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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 29 2012

Good News, Everybody!

Two pieces of good news on the “feminism in atheism/ skepticism” front! Good News #1: The Center for Inquiry — hosts of this year’s wildly successful Women in Secularism conference — have put a harassment policy/ code of conduct into place! And it’s not jsut for big conferences, either. Their policy will apply to “any …

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Jun 29 2012

Why Are Believers Willfully Ignorant About Atheists?

When believers talk about atheists, they often don’t bother to talk to any first. What are they afraid of? Did you hear the one about the Anglican minister who said atheists have no reason for grief? I wish I was joking. I’m not. In a widely- disseminated and discussed opinion piece, Anglican minister Rev. Gavin …

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Jun 29 2012

Fashion Friday: Being Appropriately Inappropriate

Ingrid and Greta at Dyke March 2011

When I was writing my piece last week on fashion and age and sex, and on trying to use fashion and style to express my sexuality in a way that’s age-appropriate, there’s an important idea that I left out. It’s the idea of appropriateness vacations. Events where “inappropriate” is exactly what’s appropriate. When I get …

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Jun 29 2012

So Much Wrong, Part 5: thunderf00t and Sexual Harassment

Here’s the fifth — and final — part of my series on thunderf00t’s horrible post about sexual harassment. As some of you may know, videoblogger thunderf00t has recently joined the Freethought Blogs network — and has weighed in on the conversation about sexual harassment at conferences. Saying, essentially and among many other things, that: *THIS …

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Jun 28 2012

Todd Stiefel, and Some Thoughts on Critiquing Codes of Conduct

Todd Stiefel, atheist activist/ writer/ philanthropist, has written a guest post on Friendly Atheist about sexual harassment policies/ codes of conduct, in which he voices some concerns about some of the specific codes of conduct that have been adopted by some atheist/ skeptical conferences. I don’t have time or energy today to discuss which parts …

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Jun 28 2012

Street Art: Monkeys Repairing Bicycle

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People seem to like the street art thing, so I’m going to keep doing it. Here are monkeys repairing a bicycle. Or possibly apes repairing a bicycle. I’m not up on my primate physiology. Not sure what I like so much about this, apart from the obvious features of it being both beautiful and weird. …

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Jun 28 2012

So Much Wrong, Part 4: thunderf00t and Sexual Harassment

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Here’s Part 4 of my new series on thunderf00t’s horrible post about sexual harassment. As some of you may know, videoblogger thunderf00t has recently joined the Freethought Blogs network — and has weighed in on the conversation about sexual harassment at conferences. Saying, essentially and among many other things, that: *THIS REALLY ISN’T A BIG …

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Jun 27 2012

Street Art: Alien/ Elf Woman

Street art, Mission, San Francisco

I’m a bit of a fan of street art. I’m not an expert by any means — I don’t know the names and portfolios and histories of the art and artists, except for a handful of the most famous ones — but I love it. I’m happy to live in a neighborhood and a city …

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Jun 27 2012

So Much Wrong, Part 3: thunderf00t and Sexual Harassment

Here’s Part 3 of my new series on thunderf00t’s horrible post about sexual harassment. As some of you may know, videoblogger thunderf00t has recently joined the Freethought Blogs network — and has weighed in on the conversation about sexual harassment at conferences. Saying, essentially and among many other things, that: *THIS REALLY ISN’T A BIG …

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Jun 27 2012

Fun With Voice Recognition Software

Last night, my voice recognition dingus on my phone got turned on without me knowing it, and tried to text this message to Ingrid: “Call Brett bringing authority to bring green but it’ll” So let’s turn it into a game. If God or space aliens were trying to send this message to Ingrid — or …

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