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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

“Playing the Victim”: Oppression and a Catch-22

“Seems you’re making a catch-22: if people talk about it, they’re trying to be victims, but if people don’t talk about it, it doesn’t happen.” In the recent comment thread here on Examples of Racism in Atheist/ Skeptical Communities?, ischemgeek made this comment. It was so perfect, and so succinct, that naturally I have to …

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Jul 31 2012

Knee Update

Regular readers know that I injured my knee a couple of weeks ago, badly enough to send me to the emergency room. Many of you have been asking about it, so I wanted to give you a quick update. My knee is doing much, much better. With most of my regular day-to-day activities, I’m close …

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Jul 30 2012

Runway Recap: Did The Wrong Awesome Designers Make the Top Three?

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 2, “Candy Couture.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. So did the wrong awesome designers in the “make clothing out of candy” challenge make the top three this …

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Jul 27 2012

Fashion Friday: Gaultier, and the Blend of Discipline and Frivolity

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Ingrid and I were at the Gaultier exhibit at the de Young a couple of weeks ago — many pics at the end of the piece — and I’ve been wanting to write about it ever since. The exhibit had my brain spinning with dozens of ideas: about the intersection of fashion and fine art, …

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Jul 25 2012

Examples of Racism in Atheist/ Skeptical Communities?

The conversation here in my blog about racism in the atheist community has been largely civil and productive. The conversation on Twitter… not so much. One theme in particular keeps cropping up — the theme that this isn’t really a problem, coupled with a hyper-skeptical demand for evidence and examples of this racism. (As if …

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Jul 24 2012

Race and Inclusivity — A To-Do List

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If we want the atheist/ skeptical communities to be more inclusive and more welcoming to people of color — what, specifically, can we do about it? IMPORTANT NOTE: This post has a different comment policy than my standard one. It’s at the end of the post. Please read it and respect it. Thanks. At the …

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Jul 24 2012

Greta Reading at Perverts Put Out, Saturday July 28!

Hi, all! I’m going to be reading in San Francisco this Saturday, July 28, as one of the readers in the legendary Perverts Put Out reading/ performance series of San Francisco Bay Area sex writers and performers. Perverts Put Out!, San Francisco’s long-running pansexual performance series, has featured stellar line-ups of truly twisted, mega-talented artistes—even …

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Jul 23 2012

Mitt Romney on the death of Sally Ride

“Today, America lost one of its greatest pioneers. The first American woman in space, Sally Ride inspired millions of Americans with her determination to break the mold of her time. She was a profile in courage, and while she will be missed, her accomplishments will never be forgotten.” Mitt Romney, on the death of Sally …

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Jul 23 2012

“Why Are You Atheists So Angry?” Now In Print Edition!

Note: I announced this over the weekend, but the RDF store selling the book was having some tech problems. These have now been resolved — so I’m making the announcement again. My new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, is finally out in physical print! Everyone out …

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Jul 23 2012

Runway Recap: Did The Wrong Crappy Designer Go Home?

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers about last Thursday’s episode of Project Runway: Season 10, Episode 1, “A Times Square Anniversary Party.” If you’re a fan of the show and you haven’t seen it yet — you stand warned. So did the wrong crappy designer go home this week? Ingrid and I have been debating …

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