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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 23 2013

The Scale of the Thing: Andrew Tripp’s Reply

Andrew Tripp and I have been having an email conversation about a piece he recently wrote on the Considered Exclamations blog, titled Papercuts: Transmisogyny, Western Atheists, and the Meaning of Oppression. The piece was primarily about transphobia and oppression against trans people, especially among some feminists, and most of the piece I agreed with heartily. …

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Jan 22 2013

Atheism and Sensuality — Link Finally Working!

The link to the Atheism and Sensuality piece is working again! Sorry for the earlier snafu. Here’s the teaser once more: ***** Let’s talk about a pleasant topic for once. The most pleasant topic of all, in fact. Let’s talk about pleasure. The atheist view of sensuality, of pure physical pleasure and joy in our …

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Jan 22 2013

Is Anti-Atheist Bigotry A Papercut? A Conversation with Andrew Tripp

Andrew Tripp and I have been having an email conversation about a piece he recently wrote, titled Papercuts: Transmisogyny, Western Atheists, and the Meaning of Oppression. We both thought the conversation might be of interest to other people, so we’ve decided to take it public. For the record: There are some things Andrew says in …

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Jan 22 2013

Atheism and Sensuality

SECOND UPDATE: The link is working again. You can finally read this post! UPDATE: Sorry. Something went wrong with the Free Inquiry website since I scheduled this piece for posting, and the link to this piece is broken. I’m trying to find out what happened. I’ll post again here as soon as it’s fixed. Thanks …

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Jan 18 2013

Fashion Friday: Workout Clothes

Greta in workout clothes

Does it really, cosmically speaking, matter what I wear to the gym? I was buying gym pants at Ross the other day, and I started pondering this question. To a great extent, I don’t care all that much what I wear to the gym. I have a very small wardrobe of workout clothes, and when …

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Jan 17 2013

Greta on “Thinking Atheist” Podcast about Atheism and Sexuality

I’ve been interviewed by Seth Andrews at the Thinking Atheist podcast, along with Zinnia Jones and Dr. Darrel Ray, on the always- fascinating topic of Atheism and Sexuality. Here’s a quick summary: Do atheists have better sex? In this episode, we talk about the models of sexuality outside of religion, and we explore some obstacles …

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Jan 17 2013

“A lifetime of indoctrination…”

I got a kind of amazing comment yesterday by bexie on my Atheists and Anger post (kind of amazing that it’s still getting comments all these years later!), and I wanted to quote it here in its entirety so people wouldn’t miss it. Take it away, bexie. ***** “And I’m angry that their religion, which …

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Jan 16 2013

On Writing Kinky Porn in Rape Culture

fifty shades of grey cover

Content alert: discussions of rape and borderline-consensual sex, in the context of kinky porn. Also, there’s a somewhat different comment policy here than usual: please read to the end if you’re going to comment (you should be doing that anyway), and see the policy there. So I’m having this conundrum, and I’d like some feedback …

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Jan 14 2013

Why the Kinky Priest’s 911 Call Should Not Have Been News

Wow. I didn’t think it was possible. But I’m actually finding myself feeling sorry for a sexually hypocritical Catholic priest. You may have already hear about this story. In November of 2012, a Catholic priest made a 911 call asking for emergency help, because he had gotten stuck in a bondage mask and handcuffs (he …

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Jan 12 2013

Greta Speaking in San Francisco Sunday 1/13

One last reminder: If you’re going to be in the San Francisco area on Sunday January 13, come hear me speak! This is the first talk I’ve given since my surgery (unless you count the Skyped-in one I did for Skepticon), and I’m very happy to be getting back in that saddle. The event will …

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