Category Archives: Bigotry

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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@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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This is Why We Can’t Criticize Israel

I’ve been sitting on this post for a long time (since January, I think, when I first saw the political cartoon in question on Why Evolution is True). The main reason I’ve been sitting on it is time and putting … Continue reading

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When Cynicism is Wrong… #standwithwendy

If you know me, or read this blog, you know that I’m a cynic and misanthrope. You know that my views on the future are bleak. You perhaps might also know that many times I have felt that the US … Continue reading

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An Open Plea to the Atheist Community

No, it’s not about what you think. I just finished reading the following post by Ophelia Benson about The Apostasy Project. She quotes a short letter they received that quite literally made me cry: “I am an ex Muslim living … Continue reading

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Atheism and Social Justice

I’m an atheist. I’m an atheist because the idea of a higher power seems, to me, absurd on the face of it. I find it downright impossible to believe in something like that. There are a myriad number of reasons … Continue reading

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On Free Speech…

We need to have a sit-down about this whole “free speech” thing. Not because free speech is a fundamentally bad idea… it’s really not. In fact, free speech is not only a great idea, but extremely important in the advancement … Continue reading

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