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Tag: Skepticism

The False Equivalence Game
February 6, 2013 • 4 comments • 1 021 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 […]

Worth Reading – Part IX
September 30, 2012 • no comments • 665 views
Worth Reading

I’m going to try making these on a monthly basis. So here’s the September highlights from my RSS feeds and Twitter. Secularism and Sexism Jen McCreight who took a stand against the harassment that’s going on in the secularism movement has gotten so much hateful feedback for her initiative that she no longer have the […]

Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 402 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 […]

Worth Reading – Part VII
July 11, 2012 • no comments • 553 views
Worth Reading

Violence Against Women Dana Bolger, a feminist and student activist is a college rape surviver and tells her story, reposted here: Surviving Rape: What I Want Other College Students to Know About Title IX – Fem2.0 In Sweden it apparently isn’t rape if the victim doesn’t have a vagina. Sweden: Cis man cleared of rape charges because […]

Worth Reading – Part VI
June 2, 2012 • no comments • 443 views
Worth Reading

Feminism A sexist airline passenger is kicked of the plane. Imagine you’re a certified commercial pilot, and you’re among the 6.6 percent of them who happen to be women. You’ve passed all the same training as your male colleagues and proven that you can fly a plane just as well. One day, as you prepare […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 397 views
Freethought

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

Belonging Nowhere?
March 5, 2012 • no comments • 674 views
Feminism, Freethought, LGBT

All communities have their problems and their conflicts. Sometimes belonging to several communities that don’t always overlap can be a bit of a problem. Natalie Reed experienced this recently when she wanted to write a post titled “God Does Not Love Trans People” addressing the sentiment that god loves everyone and thus religious people who […]