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Worth Reading – Part X
March 24, 2013 • 2 comments • 629 views
Worth Reading

It has been a while since I did one of these, so about time for another! Trans Issues The media is full of transphobia. The recent transphobic writings by UK writer Julie Burchill started yet another shitstorm. The media does not take these issues seriously at all and fucking it up is pretty much the rule. […]

Proposition 88 L
March 22, 2013 • no comments • 415 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 […]

Video: Damsel in Distress!
March 10, 2013 • 2 comments • 550 views
Feminism, Media

Anita Sarkeesian’s first video in her series about the representation of women in video games. This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered cliché in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development of the medium itself. As a […]

Norwegian Skepchicks!
February 25, 2013 • no comments • 382 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 […]

Worth Reading: Pope Special
February 12, 2013 • no comments • 502 views
Worth Reading

As most people probably have heard by now, the pope has resigned. As BBC reports: It is extremely rare for a Pope to resign. In the Middle Ages, Pope Celestine V resigned in 1294, after only five months as pontiff. He died nearly two years later as a hermit. The last pope to resign was […]

The False Equivalence Game
February 6, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 115 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 • 1 168 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 • 456 views
Feminism

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 […]