Blog Posts

Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 568 views
Freethought

I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]

About Rape Jokes
July 13, 2012 • 2 comments • 754 views
Sexism

So a Girl Walks into a Comedy Club…. The post above tells the story about a woman who came into a stand-up show with her friend. The comedian was Daniel Tosh. Apparently this guy thinks rape is hillarious: So Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how […]

The Goddamn Particle!
July 6, 2012 • no comments • 405 views
Freethought

I don’t have much to say about the discovery of the Higgs that has not already been said, other than this: It is also quite fun to observer ignorant and clueless people post comments like these: Thanks to @leftytgirl for the last image.

Secular Woman
June 29, 2012 • no comments • 409 views
Feminism, Freethought

I was alerted to this great new initiative on Twitter today. I instantly loved it! First National Organization for Atheist Women Mobilizes Atlanta, Georgia – June 28, 2012. Secular Woman makes its debut today as the first national membership organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women. You don’t […]

Stereotype Threats and Women in Science
June 24, 2012 • one comment • 731 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

When I recently watched the video recording of the panel debate from the Women in Secularism conference (which I posted here), a comment Rebecca Watson made about how gender stereotyping affects performance in mathematics and science caught my interest. She referred to a study mentioned in the book Delusions of Gender. I got the reference […]

Science isn’t Pink!
June 22, 2012 • 2 comments • 661 views
Feminism, Sex & Gender

I “overheard” a discussion on Twitter today about a video on a website run by the European Commission: Research & Innovation titled Science: It’s a girl thing! Click “Watch the teaser” to see the video – and let’s drop the topic of the usage of “teaser” here because … it will be obvious why … anyway […]

That’s What I Call an Apology
June 7, 2012 • no comments • 450 views
LGBT

Far too often some celebrity or prominent person that I like say something stupid or insensitive or hateful. Far too often that person will be either too proud or too ignorant to acknowledge what they said or did was wrong. Far too often they will dig themselves further into the mess by getting defensive and […]