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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. Avatar of freemage
    February 1, 2013 at 5:11 pm —

    Barker showed some true integrity and class in handling the situation–he was inoffensive in his presentation, but quite clear in his views and the defense of his values. Agreeing to pay the non-refundable airfare was the right thing to do in those circumstances, and he did it without any apparent hostility or resentment. Kudos!

  2. Avatar of Jack99
    February 2, 2013 at 5:04 am —

    “Opportunity and Access in the Freethought Movement”
    Brilliant. A great manifesto. “Be on the right side of history” – yes, this!
    Love it!

    • Avatar of Jack Leonard
      February 2, 2013 at 11:42 am —

      While I liked individual sections of this piece, it seems disjointed and in need of significant revision, editing, and context. It seems to be something the people at Secular Woman put together by cutting and pasting more complete articles together.

      The picture describing fairness, for example, is a very useful image, but its message is taken as obvious, while it could have benefited by an explanatory paragraph. How does it relate to feminism? Do women need no metaphorical boxes? Two? One? Does it vary?

      It would probably make a good basis for a powerpoint.

  3. Avatar of Leslie Schultz
    February 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm —

    Another reason to object to endorsement of “men/women only” events, especially when they are religiously affiliated, is that they likely exclude people whose gender identity conflicts with their appearance and people who do not fit within the binary scheme.

  4. Avatar of Madfishmonger
    February 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm —

    That “Take Back the Net” article was well-written.

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