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Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

Canadian abortion rights doctor Morgentaler dead at 90

Doctor Henlek “Henry” Morgentaler, Polish-born Canadian immigrant, has died of a heart attack on May 29th, 2013. He was a Nazi prison camp survivor, and became a physician and family planning doctor in Montreal in 1955. He presented a brief to the House of Commons in 1967 about illegal abortions, arguing that women had the …

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May 29 2013

Solidarity at #wiscfi

Stephanie Zvan, Ophelia Benson, Brianne Bilyeu, Maryam Namazie, Jason Thibeault, Kate Donovan, Miriam Mogilevski, PZ Myers, Ashley Miller. Photo by Brian D. Engler.

You might have seen this FtB solidarity photo from Women In Secularism 2 floating around, where the members who were on-hand after Maryam’s talk got a group photo taken with our signs expressing solidarity with the atheists in Muslim countries who are being persecuted for daring to think freely — whose lives are made miserable, …

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May 28 2013

Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Damsel in Distress (part 2)

Anita Sarkeesian’s completely nonexistent series continues with a completely nonexistent part-2 for her completely nonexistent first topic, the Damsel in Distress. In this one, she specifically takes on the trope called Stuffed Into the Fridge. This trope almost always takes the form of a WOMAN stuffed into the fridge. Watch, to find out why. But …

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May 27 2013

Seeing things from a God’s eye view

I think I might have burned myself out on blogging a bit, doing the live blogging for WiS — I keep finding other things to do instead of writing things that really need to be said. Bah. The cure for burnout is both time, and whargarbl. Here’s some tasty whargarbl from one of Sinned34′s favorite …

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May 24 2013

Mock The Movie: Expect No Mercy transcript

Again, I managed to forget to start my scrape bot to pull tweets from Mentions directly. CA7746 bailed me out of a bit of a jam by reparsing the raw HTML of Twitter, a trick I’ve done once already but have evidently lost the code for. I was going to rewrite that parser tonight, but …

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May 22 2013

Listen more, be more charitable, moderate blogs and forums

I pity the poor sod who has to wade through and moderate all the comments over at CFI’s blog. Frankly, they’ve got possibly the worst job in the world right now. However, I’m going to push that fact aside for a moment, mute that in-built empathy for my fellow human being for just long enough …

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May 21 2013

Relief efforts for Oklahoma tornado

Just a quick note to let you know about the fundraising going on for relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma, in case you haven’t already seen them elsewhere. Foundation Beyond Belief We Are Atheism Feel free to add links below. And if you’re in OK, let us know you’re safe.

May 19 2013

Asking the Wrong Question about Ingersoll #wiscfi

I ended up missing the last two talks of the Women In Secularism conference because I had to catch a stupid plane that was stupid ten hours earlier than I would have stupid liked. Stupid. Blah. Okay, I’m happy that I’m home, and completely bloody spent, but in a good way. A mostly good way. …

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May 19 2013

Women In Secularism 2 – What the Secular Movement Can Learn[...] liveblog #wiscfi

What the Secular Movement Can Learn from Other Social Movements with Greta Christina, Carrie Poppy, Desiree Schell, and moderator Soraya Chemaly

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May 18 2013

Women In Secularism 2 – Maryam Namazie liveblog #wiscfi

Secularism: A Right and Demand of Women Worldwide Maryam Namazie

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