Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 13 2013

Runway Recap: Pretty Dresses for Heidi, and the Cash Machine

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 3 Layana and Katelyn

“Make a pretty dress for Heidi that she’ll use to plug her latest project.” The main reason I didn’t do this Runway Recap until now is that I’ve been on a fairly intense and exhausting speaking tour, and just got back last night. But the other reason I didn’t do this Runway Recap until now …

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Feb 11 2013

2013 Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers, Feb. 24: “Come Out and Join In”

Day of Solidarity for Black Non-Believers logo

This is a guest post from the Day of Solidarity National Committee; Kimberly Veal, Chairperson. The percentage of black non-believers in the U.S. is small but increasing. Most have difficulty meeting other black non-believers or finding many who are involved in secular organizations. The internet has made many connections possible; however, the common feelings expressed …

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Feb 07 2013

Greta Speaking in Texas, Indiana, and Chicago, Feb. 7 – 12 – UPDATED INFO!

UPDATED INFO! All the TBAs have now been filled in for these events! The location and time have been comfimred for the Ball State University event in Muncie, Indiana on Feb. 11: it’s at the Student Center, Room 303, starting at 6:00 pm. And the topic has been announced for the UNT event on Feb. …

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Feb 05 2013

Gay Bishop Comes Up With the Worst Argument to Support Same-Sex Marriage

God Believes In Love book cover

An atheist says Bishop Gene Robinson’s new book, “God Believes in Love,” has some major flaws. How do we convince religious believers to accept same-sex marriage? The opposition to LGBT rights in general, and to same-sex marriage in particular, overwhelmingly comes from conservative religion, founded in the religious belief that gay sex makes baby Jesus …

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Feb 04 2013

Runway Recap: The Great Kilt Freakout, Or, Gender Normativity is Boring and Stupid (UPDATED)

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 2 Kilt 1

So… kilts? Really, Project Runway judges? You’re going to twist your knickers and wring your hands and fall about like fainting goats… over kilts? Okay. First things first. Basic assessment of this episode: Not bad. This episode focused a lot more on the actual design process than the show has for many a season, and …

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Feb 01 2013

Greta Speaking in Texas, Indiana, and Chicago, Feb. 7 – 12

UPDATED: Topic has been announced for the UNT event! It’s “What Can the Atheist Movement Learn From the LGBT Movement?” I have some speaking gigs coming up soon, in Texas, Indiana, and Chicago! I’m speaking in Denton, Texas at the University of North Texas; in Dallas at the North Texas Secular Convention; in Muncie, Indiana …

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Feb 01 2013

Fashion Friday: High Heels and Feminism

high heels xray

Can you be a feminist and still like high heels? Well, obviously you can. Plenty of feminists like high heels. A better question would be: Is liking high heels consistent with being a feminist? The most standard feminist reaction to high-heeled shoes is that they’re oppressive and sexist. High heels hurt. They’re terrible for your …

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