Tag Archive: politics

Jul 12

Vote Vulva 2012

So yesterday I made this magnet. The inspiration for this came from twitter friend @ericainchaote who probably has little idea why I wanted this as a car magnet in the first place. Yeah, I put the topic for yesterday’s post up for a vote and everyone voted for vulva but that is not why this …

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May 09

Calling all sluts

Since I have at least a few Canadian readers here, I thought it relevant to post an upcoming event in the London, Ontario region. On Saturday May 12th, London’s second annual Solidarity SlutWalk will be held at Victoria Park from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For those of you who have never heard of SlutWalk: …

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Apr 21

Non-Fiction Friday: Have a Nice Doomsday, Why Millions of Americans are Looking Forward to the End of the World

Non-Fiction Friday is on Saturday this week due to our observance of the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is over now. Please don’t stay silent. If you see injustice, whether it be bullying or oppression or corruption, if you see the rights of others being trampled, please speak up. Those of us who …

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Apr 17

The NCSE’s take on some recent Tennessee legislation

Mar 28

With friends like these; or what it means to be an ally

The other day, Anders, a frequent commenter on Natalie Reed’s blog, asked what people thought being an ally to a particular social movement should look like.  While he may have been specifically looking at the transgender movement, I am going to consider this question broadly across all social movements toward equality. I told him that …

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Mar 13

Chatting it up with the locals: Church/State Myth

I have a confession. I used to be a local forum junkie. The fact that my town has always been a rural backwater meant that I had to weed through endless threads of gossip and poor grammar, people calling each other names and threatening to beat each other up. I decided to move to a …

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Mar 07

This makes me warm and fuzzy inside

Seeing the sentiment of marriage equality so poignantly displayed. Now I know this was for Minnesota, but the idea is applicable in any state that seeks to prevent marriage equality through constitutional bans on gay marriage. If it is your state, you know what to do. Via Stephanie Zvan at Almost Diamonds

Mar 05

Something I’ll never truly understand

Why being principled as a politician is seen the country over as being a selling point. I kind of get it. Yeah, but not really. Circumstances change. The world changes. Political platforms should change accordingly. Dogmatic adherence to ideologies (even political ones) is silly. I guess that is why I will never be a politician. …

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Feb 26

Birth control and weak arguments

Some arguments are weak, not because they don’t argue the point well, but because they miss the big picture. I noticed this the first time I posted Fluke’s video here, and it appears I am not the only one. Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon addresses those kinds of arguments that miss the point altogether. The most …

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Feb 25

A Rant and a Resolution

For centuries people have resisted the tyranny of the superstitious and irrational. Early on we began to forge the tools to overcome these influences within ourselves. For most of our history those tools were dull and largely ineffectual in the face of a biological need to conform. Then, in different places and in different times, …

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