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Category Archive: Equality

Jul 21 2014

So close

C0nc0rdance has posted a new video, titled “Clarifying my positions”, which outlines his dissent from the usual anti-feminist ranters on youtube. It’s almost there, but it still perpetuates some problematic attitudes. Here’s my problem with that: he’s still got a prejudicial view of feminism derived from too much exposure to that weird crowd of angry …

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Jul 17 2014

I wonder why women find themselves discouraged from pursuing science careers?

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In case you hadn’t heard yet, Science magazine is making a play to reach the supermarket checkout aisle and tabloid market, with exciting new covers featuring sexy womanly body parts and leaving out pointless details like their faces. I don’t know, they could have taken it a step further and featured dramatically posed dead sexy …

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Jul 14 2014

What’s wrong with class warfare?

I’m for it. I’m not sure why John Oliver is tap dancing around it.

Jul 14 2014

Ladybrains evolved in the Pleistocene

Dr Gijsbert Stoet thinks we should stop trying to correct gender disparities. Speaking at the British Education Studies Association conference in Glasgow on Friday, he argued: "We need to have a national debate on why we find it so important to have equal numbers. Do we really care that only five per cent of the …

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Jul 11 2014

Todd Akin is sorry that he was sorry

Please, Republicans, welcome this man back into the fold, and make him a mouthpiece for the party. We are happy to see you drive women out of your camp. Todd Akin thinks there’s still a legitimate concern about legitimate rape. "When a woman claims to have been raped, the police determine if the evidence supports …

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Jul 10 2014

That’s an awful breakfast

But it’s a powerful short story, Trigger Warning: Breakfast. We hear all the time from MRAs about how women make false rape accusations to cover their regrets about having sex, but this rings far more true: that they sometimes make new narratives to cover over their regrets about being raped.

Jul 09 2014

Now it’s Colorado

You know the drill by now: a judge has ruled that Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. It is now pending appeal.

Jul 09 2014

Christians setting a bad example

Every year, Minnesota Atheists participate in the gay pride event in Minneapolis — they don’t go in to make “conversions”, but to show support for our fellow citizens. There is no flaunting of trophies afterwards, no singling out of gay folk who Suddenly! Turned! Atheist! because of our godless proselytizing, because that’s not what it’s …

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Jul 09 2014

They know

Ally Fogg makes a really good point about those blithe excuses people make for having sex with the very young, that they’re frolicking hedonistically and simply can’t tell that someone is underage. Yes, you can tell. Not screwing children really isn’t that difficult, if you are any kind of decent human being. Even when they …

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Jul 09 2014

Bread and circuses…well, circuses anyway, not so much bread

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Michael Shermer indulges in some shabby Libertarian statistical games to wave away American economic inequality. Sure, there are inequities, he argues, but they’re not so bad — the poor are also getting slightly richer. The rich are getting richer, as Brookings Institution economist Gary Burtless found by analyzing tax data from the Congressional Budget Office …

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