Category Archive: Discussion

Sep 09

Subverting gender roles

I’ve never been femme. For a not-so-brief period in my life I was definitely anti femme. I would speak out of one side of my mouth that girls could do anything they chose to do while the other half of my mouth criticized at every turn the overtly femme choices that many girls chose to …

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Apr 15

I’m not a gamer, but

I play few games from time to time. You may have heard of them. Some are quite popular. Bejewled Blitz, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Typing Maniac, and a few others I don’t get into as much anymore but I used to love (ahem..Farmville). But those don’t count do they? At least I never thought they …

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Nov 03

Things I wish I knew about sex and my body before it happened

I think I made it fairly of clear in the past that I lived with several families growing up. I was too young (what does that even mean) for the sex talk when I was raped by my step father. Too young to talk to about sex but not too young to be raped. I …

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Aug 01

Suicide as a tool

This one requires a trigger warning about suicide. I have suicidal ideations. You can read some of my thoughts on suicide here. I wanted to talk more about this today since this seems to be a hot button discussion recently. I have thoughts and I want to get them out. I think about suicide on …

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Jul 05

My Atheism

I thought I could get away with leaving information like this out of this blog. I wasn’t expecting any of our audience to be uninformed on these subjects. So for those who don’t already know… My Position Regarding the Existence of God(s) I do not believe in the existence of any deity. I do not …

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Jun 21

Are harassment policies “sex negative”

Short answer: No, harassment policies are sex neutral at worst and sex positive at best. I probably need to explain some things before that makes sense. Sex positivity is, by any sensible definition, not simply “yay, sex is awesome.” It’s far more complicated than that. Sex positivity is a view that considers sex, and sex …

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May 28

Let’s talk about “Die Cis Scum” one more time

And keep talking about it till everyone is clear. For my first two main posts and a clarification on DCS go here, here and here. For Natalie Reed’s post on DCS go here. For April Gardener’s commentary on DCS go here. For West of a White House’s defense go here. Those are just some defenses …

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Apr 19

Why yes that is a fence post up my ass

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I like to read. I love to read. Sometimes I find myself on a toilet seat for far longer than necessary, reading the back of the nearest shampoo bottle or toothpaste. Bet you didn’t know that many shampoo bottles add humor to their directions or include little …

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Apr 13

Anticlimax

I had heard of Taslima Nasrin only in passing before she came to Freethought Blogs. I always get a little excited when I get to read someone new, especially a freethinker, especially an independent woman freethinker. I was altogether unprepared for what Taslima brought to the picnic to say the least. I don’t want to be unfair. Taslima may be …

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Apr 12

A response to Taslima Nasreen

In your post Do women really ‘choose’ to be prostitutes, you ask whether people would encourage their daughters to become prostitutes. I am going to say to that no, I would not ‘encourage’ my daughter, or son for that matter, to pursue prostitution as an occupation. I would, however, support their choice if either of …

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