Many Atheists consider themselves free thinkers, independent thinkers, rational thinkers, skeptical thinkers, and so on. Take your pick. They all mean essentially the same thing as far as I'm concerned. I tend to go with Skeptic myself, so I'll use that term to be inclusive of most of the atheist/humanist views for the purposes of this blog post. Despite our inclusivity claims, the skeptical movement is still principally a Boys Club. I'd even go so far as to say a White Boys Club.
Added by Patrick Brown on March 14, 2015 at 5:29pm —
I was caught by surprise recently when I bumped into a secularist, perhaps a bit blasphemous, animated film titled Sita Sings the Blues. It is a re-telling of the story of Sita from a critical and non-devotional perspective. The film is based on the Hindu… Continue
Added by Hiram on November 11, 2014 at 9:13am —
When I was seven the tradition was that when my dad got home was that he would spend some time unwinding by sitting in the big chair near the entry. We kids would crawl all over him, rough house a bit, unlace and remove his massive steel toed boots and socks. One day after we'd worn him out thoroughly and my little brothers had departed to play elsewhere we somehow had a conversation that went very much like this.
Dad: I can't force you to do anything.
Me: Yes you can. I… Continue
Added by Čenek Sekavec on November 4, 2014 at 7:00am —
It is very nice being 78 years old and able to rest after a life of very hard work and great interest in people. Mountains, rivers and valleys interest me, too, and I wonder why they exist, what elements make them,… Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on October 28, 2014 at 11:01pm —
Everywhere I scroll, I find many atheist and secular minded individuals with my same mindset. No God. No religion. Acceptance for all. On the television, it is always the same faces of Dawkins, Harris, Silverman, and occasionally Cupp. I run into the same issues on blog sites like Patheos, Freethought, Secular Coalition, and American Atheists. Same male faces and the dash of a female…
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 9, 2014 at 10:56am —
"I have been called a sexist by feminists. It's a smear, because I have strong attitudes about sexism, which I detest. I have a wife who went to work in 1962 so that I could stay home and try to be a writer, and who earned less than she would have in the same position had she been a man. That made it that much harder to survive the lean years of my writing career. I have two daughters I want treated fairly. If there's a job requiring heavy muscular… Continue
Added by Čenek Sekavec on November 2, 2013 at 8:41pm —
I don't think I have anything to add to the idea of the MRA, so I figure they can do the talking themselves. If you can't figure out what's wrong with them, well, you don't listen to this podcast anyway, so you aren't reading this right now. That means I can call you a stinky-faced poo-poo heads who eats poo and writes with it.
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Francois and I go out to dinner a lot. We're not exactly foodies, since to Franc, "quality=quantity." But we still have fun, because we have conversations. Long, meandering, conversations. And the stuff in this podcast is what we have been talking about.
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National Telefilm * Promise to Never Be Curious
Everything is Terrible! * 2-minute Riot
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 5, 2013 at 10:33pm —
Bill Maher caught heat in 2010 from the feminist crowd for referring to Sarah Palin as a "… Continue
Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 31, 2013 at 7:00pm —
Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe hunts the elusive Yeti, and I go off on a feminist rant. So shrill. So goddamned shrill.
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Dionne Warwick * Message to Michael
Abdul Hassan Orchestra * Disco Arab
Bryan Fischer on Bi Pride Day
Mike Hadge * Nostalgia Makes Shitty Things Seem Good
Jackson * Gay Marriage will Open…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 21, 2012 at 6:53pm —
This week things get a little sentimental. Please bear with me while I get personal and tell one of my stories about my time with Kathleen Hanna. Also Kathleen tells her story about how she came up with the title "Smell's Like Teen Spirit."
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Bikini Kill with Joan Jett * Rebel Girl
Memphis Minnie * Me and my Chauffeur Blues
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 5, 2012 at 10:15pm —
So I'm doing some work with another member of A|N and we're doing some research on the intersection of gender, feminism and faithlessness. I've come up with a (very rough, very ugly) typology sort of piece about how feminists are religious (or not). It is based mostly on my own experiences and observations as well as some of the trends I've noticed in research about feminism and religion. Continue
This very rough typology can be found as a google doc here:…
Added by Rikka on May 2, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Betty Dodson Wiki
Betty Dodson, PhD, (born August 24, 1929) is an American sex educator, author, and artist. Dodson held the first one-woman show of erotic art at the Wickersham Gallery in New York City in 1968. She left the art world to teach sex to women. She is widely known as a pioneer in women's, and to a somewhat lesser extent men's, sexual liberation, having… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 10, 2011 at 3:30pm —
Here's a machine translation from a very recent global affairs issue.…
Added by Tom Pandelaere on November 19, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Lately, I've been interacting more with people of the ages I shouldn't be voluntarily interacting with--in my leisure time. Oh, I don't mean you, dear friends, my dear young friends--you know who you are--who are so far superior to HUMAN young people that the thought of them makes you yawn and retch simultaneously--and that's a monumental task. No, I'm talking about that wretched Facebouf. You know the… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on June 3, 2010 at 8:34pm —
Is God a He, a She, an It, or the sensation you get when biting into a York Peppermint Patty?
After much deliberation, two foil-wrapped candies, and the toss of a coin, my vote goes to “he.” If the Bible god is to be gender-ized, thou shalt refer to him as Him
. I guess.
“She” did get 2 nominations from me, for the following reasons:
1) I came into this world through my mother. Sure, my father gave his ounce of input, but my mother… Continue
Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 10, 2010 at 8:11am —
Germaine Greer discussion ripped from Scooter's Inner Side.
Boulou with the Paris All-Stars * Salt Peanuts
Roger Roger * My Baby's Foxtrot
Sweet Sweetback's Badasssss Song
Alvino Rey and his Orchestra * Deep in the Heart of Texas
Julie London * Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Georges Teperino * Electronics… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on March 26, 2010 at 2:33pm —
Okay, I'm jumping the gun a little here. Even for Australia, if only by twelve hours or so. But in the usual bout of New Year's nostalgia and contemplation I was compelled to go back to the very first time I became properly angry about religion - the point where I first arrived at the edge of agnosticism and glanced into the depths of proud, firmly-realised anti-theism. As 2010 looms (no... that makes it sound foreboding. But "dawns" is a bit too flowery, and premature in any case), I am moved… Continue
Added by Fox Lee on December 30, 2009 at 8:05pm —
A co-worker and I were examining a picture of some extreme and very expensive high heeled shoes that were quite obviously extremely dangerous to wear as well as insanely uncomfortable. I commented on how bizarre they were and my younger friend said that they were supposed to make you look sexy.
"Look sexy," I said, "Don't you mean they're supposed to make you look fuckable??
First she looked at me with a slightly stunned expression, which I initially thought was from me… Continue
Added by Bitsy Haywood on October 1, 2009 at 12:59pm —