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Monthly Archive: June 2012

Jun 26 2012

This Is How It’s Done, Round 2: American Atheists Updates Code of Conduct for Conferences

I announced earlier today that American Atheists had adopted a code of conduct for its conferences. One of the thumbs-up points I made was that they are presenting this policy as a living document, open to being changed as needed and in response to feedback. They have already lived up to this. In response to …

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Jun 26 2012

This Is How It’s Done: American Atheists Announces Code of Conduct for Conferences

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This is how it’s done, people. 1) Two days after the discussion of sexual harassment at atheist/ skeptical conferences began, American Atheists president David Silverman posted a tweet, pledging that AA would have a harassment policy before AACON 2013. 2) In crafting this code of conduct, American Atheists consulted professionals. 3) The policy they created …

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Jun 26 2012

So Much Wrong, Part 2: thunderf00t and Sexual Harassment

So here’s Part 2 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 …

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Jun 25 2012

So Much Wrong, Part 1: thunderf00t and 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 PROBLEM* and that: Put simply, YES talking about sexual harassment can sometimes be a …

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Jun 25 2012

“Hysteria”: What the New Movie About the Fascinating History of the Vibrator Leaves Out

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This piece was originally published on AlterNet. A romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator. Set in Victorian England. With references to feminism, socialism, class privilege, phone sex, prostitution, harm reduction, science, evidence-based medicine, and steampunk. What could be bad? A fair amount, unfortunately. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed “Hysteria” quite a bit. …

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Jun 25 2012

Atheists at San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade — Pictures!

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We had a ball marching with the atheist contingent at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade yesterday! Lots of love from the crowd — a little hostility here and there, including one woman who Booed us and gave us the thumbs down (who does that at the Pride Parade?), but mostly a lot of cheers …

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Jun 22 2012

Godless Perverts Panel on YouTube!

Back in April, I participated in a super-awesome panel discussion at the Center for Sex and Culture: “Godless Perverts: Atheism and Alternative Sexualities.” The panel was with me, Maggie Mayhem, Charlie Glickman, and Chris Hall, talking about being atheists in the queer, kinky, and alt-sex communities, and taking questions from the audience. The event was …

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Jun 22 2012

Fashion Friday: Age and Sex

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How can you use the metaphorical language of fashion and style to say, “sexy woman over age fifty”? It’s been a while since I’ve done a Fashion Friday post. It’s not because I’ve lost interest in the subject, or because I’ve run out of fashion topics to write about. Far from it. It’s because I’ve …

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Jun 22 2012

Welcome Cristina Rad and thunderf00t to Freethought Blogs!

Freethoughtblogs has two new bloggers: videobloggers Cristina Rad and thunderf00t, now blogging at… um, at Cristina Rad and thunderf00t. (Apparently they went to the same “how to name your blog” seminar that I did.) Here’s what they say about themselves in their bios. Cristina Rad: Romanian Atheist blogger and video maker, Cristina Rad, (cybername ZOMGitsCriss …

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Jun 22 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” – Print Copies Available for Pre-Order at Richard Dawkins Foundation!

My new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, will be in physical print very soon! And you can pre-order your print copy now, through the Richard Dawkins Foundation bookstore! The ebook of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? has been available since March — in a Kindle …

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