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May 15 2014

Atheist transphobia: Superstition over science

I’m going to Women in Secularism 3 this weekend, and I feel like this is a good time to get into something relevant: my experiences as a woman in the secular community. Particularly, my experiences as a woman whose gender is often considered debatable. When Dave Silverman went to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the …

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Mar 19 2014

I’ll be at Women in Secularism 3. Will you?

Women in Secularism 3 is coming up fast, running from May 16-18 in Alexandria, VA. Among the speakers are Ophelia Benson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Melody Hensley, Susan Jacoby, and many other spectacular secularists you won’t want to miss. Also, I’ll be appearing on the following panels on Friday, May 16: 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm Online …

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Mar 17 2014

A Secular Argument for Transphobia

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Guest post by Trinity Pixie Trigger warnings: Abuse, isolation, transphobia, homophobia, racism. My previous post, Green, which I presented without comment, was actually a piece of creative nonfiction. It was about my family’s response to my transition: taking advantage of my disability to isolate me. I lived in a place somewhere between rural and suburban. …

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Mar 12 2014

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

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American Atheists president David Silverman recently attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the intention of reaching out to non-religious conservatives. CPAC, if you aren’t familiar with it, has featured such illustrious moments as: Michael Medved’s claim that “there’s never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage, that’s …

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Aug 31 2013

I don’t want to be “one of the good ones”

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A long-awaited companion piece for Heina. If you’ve ever favorably contrasted me against other trans people or atheists or queer folks or anyone else like me, just because I’ve been quiet when they’ve been outspoken in the face of wrongdoing, or I was overly patient and indulgent of ignorance when they’ve been rightfully terse: fuck …

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Jan 17 2013

A podcast of unparalleled awesomeness

This week, The Thinking Atheist hosted a podcast on how religious beliefs and cultures influence sexuality, featuring our own Greta Christina, Jen Peeples of The Atheist Experience, and Dr. Darrel Ray of Recovering From Religion. Oh, and I was there too! It was a lot of fun, and I hope you’ll give it a listen.

Dec 22 2012

Come see us tonight

FTB’s own ZOMGitsCriss is hosting a fundraiser marathon for American Atheists on BlogTV today, and Heather and I will be on at 7 PM Eastern time. Please stop by and say hello!

Nov 23 2012

The Christian’s Thanksgiving mistake

John MacArthur of the Washington Times has a real stumper for all of us atheists: if there is no God, then why do we feel gratitude? Ingratitude is dishonorable by anyone’s reckoning, but to be willfully ungrateful toward the Creator is to deny an essential aspect of our own humanity. The shame of such ingratitude …

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Nov 05 2012

On giving my first speech

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We just got back from the Florida Secular Rally in Tallahassee, and there’s only one way I can describe it: Awesome. This was actually my first time attending any atheist event, and in was fantastic in so many ways. While there wasn’t a massive turnout – Aron noted a distinct lack of P.Z. – this …

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Nov 04 2012

My speech at the Florida Secular Rally: “The Dogma of Gender”

Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you very much for having me. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Zinnia Jones. I’ve been a voice of atheism for the past four years, on YouTube and on Freethought Blogs. I was invited here to talk about transgender issues and …

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