Rebecca Watson's Posts

Do Women in Yoga Pants Deserve to be Raped? (No. Obviously.)

Do Women in Yoga Pants Deserve to be Raped? (No. Obviously.)

Support these videos on Patreon! Article and link to the Vice documentary. Men are sexually assaulted more often than we may think. Atheists who agree with Saxton Close-enough transcript follows! A pastor in Arizona preaches that women can do certain things to make them worthy of being raped, like dressing a certain way or drinking too much. While it’s sad to see another person making headlines by... »

Video: Should Women Get “Menstrual Leave”?

Video: Should Women Get “Menstrual Leave”?

Here’s the HuffPostLive segment. Here’s the idiotic Breitbart article. Here’s a good summary of research on the benefits of paid time off. Here’s a link to Patreon, where you can support my videos. And here’s the video (close-enough transcript follows): The other day, I was invited onto HuffPost Live to talk about lady stuff, like Jill Abramson being let go from the N... »

Atheists: Stop Freaking Out About Atheists on TV

Atheists: Stop Freaking Out About Atheists on TV

This morning, I saw that Hemant posted a meme complaining about the portrayal of atheists on (American) television. The image shows the following characters with the following labels: Temperance Brennan from Bones, “ROBOT” Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, “EMOTIONLESS” Dexter Morgan from Dexter, “MURDERER” House from House, “MISANTHROPE” Perr... »

New Video! The US Military’s Zombie Survival Plan

New Video! The US Military’s Zombie Survival Plan

Did you know the US Military believes in ZOMBIES? I hope you didn’t know that, because it’s not true. Here’s a video about it, followed by links and a sort-of-close-enough transcript! Grr, arg! Foreign Policy’s exclusive Ophiocordyceps unilateralis Support more videos like this on Patreon +++ Good news! The US Military has a contingency plan to stop the zombie apocalypse! S... »

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Script Changes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Script Changes

I know I’m a late adopter, but I only just saw the second Captain America film even though a bunch of my friends loved it and the reviews were pretty positive. I did enjoy it, but as I Tweeted, there was one major disappointment (SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR THE REST OF THE POST!): Just saw Winter Soldier (SPOILER ALERT). My only complaint is that I wish it really had been that councilwoman kicking t... »

How Does the Internet Feel About Shae? (Game of Thrones Spoilers!)

How Does the Internet Feel About Shae? (Game of Thrones Spoilers!)

FYI, this post will spoil yesterday’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Laws of Gods and Men.” Oh, poor Tyrion. He stands falsely accused of murdering his vile nephew Joffrey, and he’s now on trial as the Crown introduces “witness” after “witness” sealing his fate. There are, of course, several people (Cersei included) who can testify to how much Tyri... »

How Internet Trolls Improved My Self Esteem

How Internet Trolls Improved My Self Esteem

I’ve never been a shy or unsure person, but I grew up a girl in the US, so of course I have a set of insecurities I’ve nurtured over the years, like worrying that I’m fat, or that my nails are all broken and busted, or that I’m too hairy. As you may be aware, a few years back male supremacists, mostly atheists and skeptics, started regularly attacking me online. Some of the... »

American Atheists Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sombrero and a Trip to Puerto Rico

American Atheists Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sombrero and a Trip to Puerto Rico

There are certain benefits I enjoy by being a white American, and chief among them is the ability to find things like this hilarious without being personally hurt by them: We hope you have a safe & fun Cinco de Mayo weekend! Can't wait to see you at our Puerto Rico convention in August! pic.twitter.com/4S1DNBRdL4 — American Atheists (@AmericanAtheist) May 2, 2014 For me, this is exac... »

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