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Meta Stuff

The Final, Fond Farewell

I announced a little while back that I would be leaving Skepchick for the Freethought Blogs network. Now that the FtB redesign has been implemented, Heinous Dealings (with its lovely …

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Religion

Did Luis Suarez’s Biting Break His Fast?: A World Cup / Ramadan Update

It’s a World Cup Ramadan, the first one since the 1980s. It’s like a White Christmas? Kind of? Except Ramadan is more like Lent than Christmas. Never mind. Today marks …

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Feminism

Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, …

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Religion

Fellow Atheists: Quit Bragging About Our Prison Underrepresentation

Dan Arel’s piece on atheists and the prison population has been making the rounds, along with the seemingly inevitable assertion that the statistics prove that atheists are no less (and …

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Activism

#TwitterTheocracy: How Anti-Blasphemy Laws Are Tools of Oppression

Recently, the case of Meriam Ibrahim made international headlines. The story was that she, a pregnant Christian woman married to a Christian, was being accused of apostasy and sentenced to death …

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Richard Dawkins
Religion

Richard Dawkins: Likes & Dislikes

Dislikes The term “owned”. No worries if you use it in its actual form, “pwned”. Harry Potter. Like the religious fundamentalist parents fearful of its Satanic influence on their precious offspring, Dawkins …

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Feminism

5 Things I Learned After My Partner Was Sexually Battered at an Atheist Conference

When you’re ethically non-monogamous, you end up engaging in a lot of meta relationship conversations. When you’re polyamorous and dating someone you met because you were both speakers at the same …

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Feminism

On the Pulse of Mourning: Maya Angelou & Me

I owe an apology to someone who, as of this morning, will never be able to hear it: Dr. Maya Angelou. A decade and a half ago, I was an …

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