Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 26 2013

Perverts Put Out Is Tomorrow! Plus Greta Speaking in Minneapolis, SF Again, Stanford, Akron, Tacoma, and at Skepticon!

Hi, all! Perverts Put Out, San Francisco’s legendary pansexual reading/performance series, is happening tomorrow! I’ll be reading, along with Jaime Cortez, Gina deVries, Mario Gayle, Juba Kalamka, Henry and Glenn, Lori Selke, horehound stillpoint, Fran Varian, and your hosts Simon Sheppard and Dr. Carol Queen. Perverts Put Put is one of my favorite events on …

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Jul 24 2013

Godless Perverts Story Hour at Skepticon! With Rebecca Watson, Heina Dadabhoy, and Keith Lowell Jensen! Plus Upcoming Events in San Francisco!

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The Godless Perverts Story Hour is taking the show on the road once more — this time to Skepticon! Skepticon is the mega-awesome and totally free skeptic/ atheist convention is Springfield, MO. And this year, as part of their Friday night festivities, they’re playing host to the Godless Perverts Story Hour! Plus we have events …

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Jul 22 2013

FtBCon: Videos Are Up — and a Survey!

FtBConscience, the online conference hosted by Freethought Blogs, is over. But all the sessions are available online! I wasn’t able to attend a lot of it (I had an all-day thing I was doing on Saturday), but Ingrid and I are going through a bunch of the sessions we missed… and so far, they’ve been …

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Jul 22 2013

On Being a Feminist Writing Dirty Kinky Porn

So, I write porn. Most of my porn is kinky. Most of my kinky porn is female-submissive. And most of my female-submissive kinky porn is opposite-sex, male-dominated. I’ve just come out with a collection of my smut — excuse me, erotic fiction — “Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More” (available …

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Jul 19 2013

Secular Meditation: “That’s not for me”

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“I could never meditate. I can’t sit still for more than five minutes. I’m too impatient, too restless, too driven, too abstract, too ambitious, too overloaded, too much of a worrier, too much of a multi-tasker, too much of a rapid-fire thinker and talker, too easily bored, too attracted to action, too much of a …

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Jul 17 2013

FTBConscience: The Online Freethought Blogs Conference, July 19-21!

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So Freethought Blogs is having a conference! An online/ virtual conference. It’s taking place on July 19-21, 2013 and will focus on social justice, technology, and the future of the freethought movement. Without travel, registration, or hotel costs, FtBCon will be accessible to freethinkers around the world. Here’s the website with more details, and here’s …

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Jul 17 2013

What Three Questions Will Get You Excited?

I need a dumb distraction. Anyone want to play a game? I keep getting this spam with the subject line, “3 Questions That Will Excite Any Woman!” Of course they don’t tell you what the three questions are — they want you to buy their stupid product, which will supposedly tell you what these magical …

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Jul 15 2013

On Trayvon Martin and the George Zimmerman Verdict — and What “Freethought” Does Not Fracking Well Mean

Please note: This blog post has a different comment policy from my usual one. It appears at the end of the post. Other people have written about the details of the George Zimmerman case, and the verdict, more clearly and eloquently than I can. This piece does a pretty good job, as does this, as …

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Jul 12 2013

What Does Religion Provide?

This piece was originally published in Free Inquiry. What does religion provide? This is something a lot of atheists and humanists have been asking ourselves: What does religion provide for people? What do people get out of it? Why do they like it? Why do they stay with it, even if they don’t like it? …

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Jul 11 2013

Humanism in a Shitstorm

This piece was originally published in The Humanist, in the January / February 2013 issue. “There are no atheists in foxholes.” I’m sure you’ve heard this, more times than you care to remember. I’m sure you’ve heard religious believers dismiss secular humanism as shallow, a breezily hedonistic philosophy that dries up and blows away in …

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