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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 11 2012

Party Tonight

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I cooked all day. Party Tonight. All kinds of friends came. Depressed, cheerful. Intellectuals, not-so-intellectuals. White, brown, black. Women, men, hermaphrodites.(Children were not invited). Atheists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Mormons. (Christians were invited but did not show up. Jains, Buddhists,Vegetarians, Vegans, People with heart diseases, high blood sugar and high cholesterol were not invited.) It was …

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Aug 10 2012

Let’s watch the universe!

The universe is like a beautiful abstract art dancing with joy!

Aug 10 2012

Girls around the world. Warning: Violant Images

A Kurdish or Iranian girl was stoned to death for falling in love with someone who doesn’t belong to the same sect. A girl was whipped in Sudan for wearing trousers. A 17-year-old girl was flogged in Pakistan. A 17-year-old girl was molested in India. Girls around the world get molested, harassed, raped, gang-raped, trafficked, …

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Aug 08 2012

‘Racism is a refuge for the ignorant’.

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‘Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. Its the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.’ – Pierre Berton I feel bad whenever I think of the day I spent with people from the an extreme right wing political party. I marched alongside …

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Aug 08 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Richard Carrier

I am a feminist because feminism is simply the belief that women should be treated as fairly as men, and there is no factual or rational reason to want the world to work any other way. I would be a feminist even if women all the world over were treated as fairly as men and …

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Aug 08 2012

Free Pussy Riot

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What a shame! Prosecutors have called for Pussy Riot members to be jailed for 3 years! A verdict is expected in coming days. Prosecutors have called for three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be jailed for three years after arguing they had insulted all of Russian Orthodoxy and posed a danger …

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Aug 06 2012

We are on Mars!

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Does God know anything about Mars? No, he does not. If he knew he would have told us everything about Mars to prove that ‘he knows everything’ and we did not have to spend more than 2 billion dollars to send rovers to Mars. The books God wrote or others wrote on behalf of God …

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Aug 06 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Bina Shah

As a child in Pakistan, I grew up observing the lives of the women in my father’s family. Members of a type of religious nobility who claim lineage from the Prophet Muhammed, they followed the traditions of the Prophet’s wives and segregated themselves from all men outside their own blood relatives – a system known …

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Aug 05 2012

A bizarre barbaric system mixed with religion, misogyny, patriarchy practiced by millions

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Khap is a powerful social institution. It exists in Jat Hindu community in some states of Northern India. Some elderly men set rules for everyone. You do not follow the rules, you get severe punishment. Khap does not allow people to marry in the same gotra or clan. It is believed that millions of people living in …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Aron Ra

Warning: I’m about to voice my opinion on feminism and misogyny in the freethought community. Get out while you can. I know I should keep my mouth shut like I have done for the whole last year, but I’ve I decided not to take my own advice anymore. When I was a little boy, (we’re …

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