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Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 30 2013

Mock The Movie: Atlas Shrugged Part II transcript

In this movie: awful people being awful in order to destroy humanity for their personal profit. Also, wooden acting, and sadly enough, Robert Picardo. And we still haven’t even gotten to John Galt’s damnable speech. They’re saving that up for parts 3 through 17, apparently. I won’t lie. This wasn’t easy to mock. Not because …

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Aug 30 2013

A Voice For Men: willing to publish libel to “prove” points about fake rape claims – part 1, math

Today I woke up to a lovely morning — the birds were singing, a cat clambered up onto the bed demanding affection from my wife and me, it was reasonably cool and not terribly humid, and I had a phone notification buried in amongst the pile of work server notifications that I’d received a pingback …

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Aug 27 2013

r/MensRights reminds me why I don’t Reddit

L'il Rascals scene: He-Man Woman Haters Club.

A funny thing happened yesterday. I started seeing hits from Reddit. A *lot* of hits. Fully a fifth of my traffic came from a particular thread on Reddit — despite my being in a slow blogging period, posting my one post I managed very late in the day, and despite the long tail on my …

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Aug 26 2013

More foot-gunning in the Shermer debacle

John Loftus, ex Freethought Blogger who left because not enough Christians were engaging with his posts so he could convert them, who subsequently founded and then left Skeptic Ink for the same reason, is now blogging at his original Blogspot blog about PZ Myers and Michael Shermer. (A hint, good sir — you may want …

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Aug 25 2013

CNN panelist on Chelsea Manning: Prison will be “practice”

This image is a lot like the universe.  Especially the part about your worldview.

If it wasn’t for the fact that she really quickly chimed in with where she wanted to go next with this panel, I would have thought the anchor’s face was one of horror at lawyer Richard Herman’s bullshit. Trigger warning for transphobia and a rape joke, which I’ve already telegraphed in the title.

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Aug 24 2013

The Ada Initiative recognizes the feminist fight in the skeptical and secular communities

Two days ago, I was pleasantly surprised on Twitter (a rarity, to be sure) when The Ada Initiative tweeted the following: For every Dawkins, there are a dozen skeptics like @pzmyers @rebeccawatson @lousycanuck @szvan and @ashleyfmiller http://t.co/oakiGWipLY — The Ada Initiative (@adainitiative) August 22, 2013 And @GretaChristina @jennifurret @Mowgli3 @Chris_Calvey and many more making skepticism …

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Aug 23 2013

Turtle vs banana

This is going to be one of those days, I think. Have some adorbs.

Aug 22 2013

Hugh Jackman for Men vs Hugh Jackman for Women

Hugh Jackman on the cover of Muscle and Fitness, scowling, bare-chested, with Wolverine claws and ridiculously ripped musculature

The Mary Sue points out this probably entirely unintentional juxtaposition of Hugh Jackman magazine covers, illustrating beautifully the fact that idealized comic book males are actually male power fantasies, not designed to be beefcake for women the same way that the comic book ladies are cheesecake for men.

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Aug 20 2013

Dearest JT Eberhard

Hi JT, You’re doing a bang-up job of telling all these various social justice causes how to do things better, by being nicer, by being more generous to people who say things that are coded specifically to hurt them. And you’re further doing a bang-up job listening to all your friends and peers and those …

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Aug 19 2013

On people believing the extraordinary claims about rape

If I had known the story of my false rape allegation would be held up by so many dudebros as the reason why you can’t take rape allegations seriously, I almost certainly would have thought again about posting the story I told primarily for catharsis’ sake back in 2009, before the shit started hitting the …

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