ActivismQuickiesScienceSkepticism

Global Quickies 14/12/13

Hi all! I’m doing Global Quickies for Daniela this week, so hopefully I don’t screw it up too much. I’m glad you took time out from listening to the new Beyoncé …

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ActivismRandom Asides

My Tribute to Nelson Mandela

I’m sure everyone has heard by now, but Nelson Mandela, former South African president, has died at age 95. I lived in South Africa for half a year while studying …

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Feminism

Stop Using Black Women as Accessories

I had planned to write about this subject after the whole “Miley Cyrus VMA performance” happened, but I only wrote half a draft and never finished it. In light of …

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Activism

Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values

A couple weeks ago, I gave a presentation to the Humanist Community of Central Ohio about “Why Vegan Values are Humanist Values.” It was a pretty laid back presentation that I …

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FeminismScienceSkepticism

Woman Rock at History; Men Steal Credit

One of the problems of patriarchy is that it’s so pervasive, we don’t even realize if or when it affects our thinking. Oftentimes, we believe our thinking is free from …

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ActivismFeaturedFeminism

Advice for my Past Self

[content note: talk of rape] Hi, Past Sarah. It’s me, Future Sarah. Er…Present Sarah? Either way, I’m addressing Past Sarah. I’ve got some things to tell you that might help …

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FeminismScienceSkepticism

Be Skeptical of the Affordable Care Act

So apparently the government is about to shut down! That’s pretty scary. I, of course, have had more important things to pay attention to this past weekend (i.e. Breaking Bad), …

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ActivismFeaturedReligionSkepticism

My Time With Richard Dawkins (Or, Why You Should Never Meet Your Idols)

I’ve only been an atheist for about four or five years. I was raised Catholic, eventually became a non-denominational Christian, then a “well there’s SOMETHING out there” deist, to a …

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