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A Lot of Fuzz About Peeing
April 26, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 603 views
Sex & Gender

A transgender woman from Idaho in the US was banned from a grocery store because she was using the women’s restroom. The local police captain explained: The store security officer said he had been dealing with a problem over a couple days with the person going into the women’s restroom and urinating while standing up. […]

Proposition 88 L
March 22, 2013 • no comments • 475 views
Media, Short

The Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion released a proposition for a new anti-discrimination law today. The main inclusion that caught my eye (not that I read it all) was: Departementet har sendt på høring et forslag til likelydende bestemmelser om opplysningsplikt i alle diskrimineringslovene. Høringsforslaget betyr at arbeidsgivere får opplysningsplikt ved mistanke om […]

Norwegian Skepchicks!
February 25, 2013 • no comments • 438 views
Freethought, Short

I’ve been quite busy lately with the launch of the Norwegian Skepchick blog, the latest addition to the now long list of blogs in the Skepchick Network. I am the administrator of the Norwegian blog, and will probably post on the main blog too from time to time. The downside to this is that I […]

The False Equivalence Game
February 6, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 231 views
Feminism, Freethought

Not long after I became active in the skeptics and secularist community, the so-called “elevatorgate” incident happened. I was quickly introduced to the sexism that exists in the community. I mean, sexism is everywhere, especially online, but I expected this community to be somewhat more enlightened. It seems I was wrong. The snowball has been […]

Norway, a Secular Country?
January 31, 2013 • no comments • 1 263 views
Freethought

The first 2013 issue of “Fri Tanke“, or “Free Thought” in English, the member’s magazine of the Norwegian Humanist Association, had an interesting article about the decline of religion in Norway. One of the questions from a survey they conduct every four year had some interesting results. I have translated the questions and options as […]

Men Who Annoy Women
January 19, 2013 • no comments • 511 views
Feminism, Short

It’s not news that there are people that deny the existence of every day sexism. There are always privileged people who deny the existence of oppression they do not face themselves. Here’s a copy of a letter published in The New York Times in 1906 written by a woman who responds to a man denying […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body?
September 13, 2012 • 2 comments • 1 140 views
LGBT

I’m really too busy with my master’s thesis at the moment, which is why I’m not posting a lot. I’ve been thinking about this post for a while though, and now I need to dump it here. I mean, I need something to separate the Caturday posts? right? So here comes another trans related rant. […]