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Category Archive: Atheism

Aug 10 2012

All In

This is the last post I will ever write about conflicts internal to the Atheist Movement. I quit. Consider this my act of serving the movement my divorce papers.

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May 28 2012

Imagine No Religion 2- A Recap

Okay, I’m back! With a nice little bundle of posts for the coming week. First things first, though, as promised, I wanted to write a little recap of the Imagine No Religion 2 conference, and a few of the things that stood out to me over the course of what was, all in all, a …

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May 07 2012

The “Gender Atheist” vs. The Transgender Atheist

The morning of my birthday, April 5th, began as always. I recognized waking reality, assessed the relative pain in my back and neck, stretched, and paused to stare blankly out the window for a moment or two before fumbling for my glasses and, per my ritual, reaching to the coffee table by my bed for …

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Apr 06 2012

An Open Letter To Stephen Ira

Dear Stephen, So I wanted to write you about some of the things we’d been tweeting about in regards to the relationship between atheism and privilege and stuff, and found that a lot of things I was thinking were important to say were… well… things I felt were really important to say, and I started …

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Apr 02 2012

Lovebombing The Vulnerable

A couple weeks ago, on St. Patrick’s Day, I went to visit a friend of mine (also a trans woman) for lunch. It was a rather long bus ride, so we had a nice long chat. I mentioned the fact that actually, we’d met once before (I’m all super good at remembering faces and names), …

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Mar 26 2012

German Trans Girl Forcibly Institutionalized

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Remember when I wrote about the 11 year old trans girl whose absentee father was trying to have her committed to involuntary inpatient psychiatric care because he believed she’d been “brainwashed” by her mother into having a female gender identity? In some of the most appalling, disgusting news I’ve ever heard, the German courts have …

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Mar 22 2012

Spot The White Savior

So there’s this person called Amy Dentata. She thinks atheism is racist, and didn’t like my “God Does Not Love Trans People” post. So she wrote a response. More or less same kind of argument Be Scofield made. But Amy Dentata doesn’t play fair. In the exchange that followed in the comment thread, she deleted …

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Mar 14 2012

On Death, Grief And Skepticism

In May of last year, almost a year ago, my dear friend and former roommate Welby died. Cause of death was respiratory failure due to an overdose of heroin. He was 25.

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Mar 08 2012

Confessions Of A Post-Modernist

It’s true. I’m a post-modernist. We walk amongst you! OOOoooOOOooo! *spooky fingers* Okay, but seriously… One of the things I’ve been thinking about a lot this week is the difficulty of having a set of values, beliefs or personal identifications that don’t always comfortably intersect, and that finding a safe space for one aspect of …

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Mar 05 2012

On Being A Feminist, A Trans/Queer-Rights Advocate And An Atheist/Skeptic At The Same Time, Or: How To Be Hated By All Your Friends & Allies

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On Friday, Russell over at The Atheist Experience, aware of how nervous I was about the potential backlash my God Does Not Love Trans People post could receive (due to the hostile reaction I received on Twitter just for mentioning the possibility of writing it), put up a little post asking his readers to help …

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