May 31 2013

Google+ Hangout, Saturday, 10am Central

Let’s talk. I’ve just gotten home from a couple of conferences, so maybe we could discuss the recent disgruntlement emerging from Women in Secularism 2, or how the humanists at the IHEU seem to be mostly doing it right. We also have Empowering Women Through Secularism coming up in late June in Dublin — anyone else going? What are your expectations? Or if there’s something else you consider important, sure, bring it up. This is to be a casual conversation between pals over my morning tea.

If you’ve already participated in one of these, I’ve already got your name in a circle and you’ll get an invite — if not, email me your Google+ ID so I can add you.


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  1. 1
    David Marjanović

    If you think I can say anything useful on those topics, I’ll try to get a G+ account till then. The time is perfect :-)

  2. 2

    Could some resources be pointed to or drawn up that specifically illustrates why further empowerment of women is necessary. When rights for women, or discrimination are the topic online, it’s always in vague nebulous concepts “women are disenfranchised” or “feminism lies” or “women are excluded from..” or “women have more power than men”.
    Can an easy to reference data sheet be drawn up for easy and quick references? What are women under-represented in? What are women overrepresented in, as a bad thing? By how much? Maybe a note in prevailing theories as to why (which will tell you what needs to be done to fix it).

    Maybe one for the US specifically, and one for the world as a whole.

  3. 3
    David Marjanović

    On the news 2 days ago: here in Berlin, women make 15 % less than men for the same work; the nationwide average is 22 %.

  4. 4
    PZ Myers

    Yeah, for a change I thought I’d pick an hour that would be convenient for our European brothers and sisters.

    poolboy, one of the things Michael Nugent often tries to do at these events is generate something concrete, a clear statement of the conclusions of the conference. I think that’s what we’ll get out of EWTS.

  5. 5
    David Marjanović

    OK, I’ll try. :-)

  6. 6
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    Could some resources be pointed to or drawn up that specifically illustrates why further empowerment of women is necessary.

    Really? Opening one’s eyes ain’t enough?

  7. 7

    I’m afraid I can’t make this one – too early in the morning when I’m keeping astronomer’s hours. My loss.

  8. 8
    Ophelia Benson

    I wanna do that.

  9. 9
    PZ Myers

    OK, 8am your time, Ophelia!

  10. 10
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    I think I might like to try, but I’ve never done a Hangout before. It seems rather intimidating (the logistics, not the speaking part).

  11. 11

    oh memememe invite me

  12. 12

    i even promise to try to be awake and coherent at that horrifyingly early hour.

  13. 13
    Usernames are smart

    Will you be broadcasting this “on air”?

  14. 14
    Feminace, formerly Qurikythrope

    Hey, I’m awake, why the hell not?

  15. 15
    David Marjanović

    Just to confirm I’m on the new computer with webcam and all, and on G+. Making belated dinner (as in “breakfast, dinner, supper”, not “breakfast, lunch, dinner”).

  16. 16
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    How does one connect? theophontesatgmail.com ???

  17. 17
    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    10:45 PM in Darkest China ™

  18. 18
    David Marjanović

    Are you a friend of PZ on G+?

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    theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Are you a friend of PZ on G+?

    I was once, prior to my trying to usurp divine rule of what is now (then TZT) the Thunderdome.¹

    ¹ [Far more likely scenario: There is a small technical hitch. (I would have to recuse myself in any case - for being ill qualified for the topic at hand. I was, however, hoping to follow the conversation, particularly as Ophelia was going to contribute.)]

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