Monthly Archives: August 2013

The (In)Complete Roots of Led Zeppelin

Before I post this one, I need to put a disclaimer: I will NOT tolerate any comments that bash LZ for being an “unoriginal cover band”. For one thing, if you do the math on how many of the songs … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin – Reshuffled

I decided to do a few posts about music… specifically, Led Zeppelin. Why? Because they are the greatest. Full stop. No arguments allowed. 😛 So anyways, two of these posts (this one and the next one) will be highlighting my … Continue reading

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Response to “Investigating Atheism”

Over on News24, BornAgain_Believer posted a series of questions called “Investigating Atheism“. I want to start out by noting, however, that these questions are loaded and have a lot of assumptions that are simply incorrect, at least for me. My … Continue reading

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How to be a Good Ally

Listen and Learn Seriously… This is… like… the easiest thing in the world to do. Don’t assume you know better than a minority about their experiences. Don’t assume you understand what it’s like to be a minority. Just shut up, … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Nonsense

Originally posted on anthonybsusan:
It’s time to address a few of the more spectacular claims that emerged from the anti-feminist crowd last week. 1. The repeated assertion that it’s not victim-blaming to suggest women drink less at conventions. Rape is,…

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@karenstollznow: “I’m Sick of Talking About Sexual Harassment”

Remember this post, originally at Scientific American? Apparently, CFI (the organization that was NOT named by Karen, but by others), contacted Scientific American, and SA took it down. This is what CFI has to say about it: CFI did not … Continue reading

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Burn it Down. Rebuild it from Scratch.

Because that’s about the only coherent thought I have at this point. Thank you to PZ Myers for bringing this to light. Trigger Warning for this, as I’m copy/pasting his entire post, including the message he got, below the fold. … Continue reading

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Atheism’s Misogyny Problem

Holy. This has left me numb. I can’t even muster up any anger at this point. I’m just… numb. This has to go back to at least Elevatorgate, but probably earlier. What is coming out, now, however, is that major … Continue reading

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(BILLIONS OF TRIGGER WARNINGS! RAPE CULTURE!) If You Came Home and Saw Her in Your Bed, What Would You Do?

MULTIPLE MAJOR TRIGGER WARNINGS!!!!! RAPE JOKES! Also… cussing. A lot of very angry cussing. I’m going to put a lot of cussing in this post, because this angers me beyond belief and terrifies me. So be warned. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Left-Winger – Part 1 – The Constitution

What I mean by “left-wing” should become quite clear over the course of this series, so I’m not going to start by defining terms or anything like that. Instead, I want to sort of jump right in to the thick … Continue reading

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