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Tag Archive: Melody Hensley

Oct 08 2013

Body-shaming in a progressive movement in 2013? Color me shocked.

Melody Hensley is deciding whether or not to get a nose piercing. Like you do with all grave decisions about body modification, she asked friends on a social media service what people thought. Turns out that a number of people in the freethought community have some decidedly backward views on the matter — not that, …

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Jul 01 2013

First three talks from Women In Secularism 2 are up!

They are available here, and I’ll also embed the Rebecca Goldstein talk below. It is extremely relevant to your interests. Think about it in terms of people who demand the absolute unassailable right to be heard in your spaces without repercussions.

Jun 17 2013

CFI’s board statement re Women In Secularism 2 #wiscfi

I’m pretty super-busy right now, and can’t really fully respond myself, but I wanted you all to know that CFI has released a statement about Women In Secularism 2 and the controversy surrounding Ron Lindsay’s complete lack of understanding of the movement, feminism, or the place where the actual conversation was at. It’s here, and …

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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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Mar 01 2013

How do you value things that are freely obtained?

Amanda Palmer talks about how she’s monetized her art in a non-traditional manner, and how much success she has had and how much money she has made despite giving her music away for free. Her husband had some words about piracy that dovetail beautifully with Amanda’s philosophy. They got me to thinking — how much …

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Jan 20 2013

Help send me to Women In Secularism? *GOAL REACHED!*

Update: Made it! Any further donations will go to helping someone else get there, likely through the Surly Grants program. Cheers! I hate fundraising for things other than charities. I hate that I do not make enough money that I could pay my own way to these events. But I’m going to swallow my pride …

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