Activism

An Atheist and Agnostic Group For Women

An Atheist and Agnostic Group For Women

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Do you want to see positive change take place? Do you want to find creative solutions to some of life’s problems without invoking prayer or super-natural ideology? Do you want to make new, intelligent, rational friends? Do you want to be part of a safe, supportive, secular space? Do you want to be part of a group that values you for your contrib... »

Nicole Harris of Secular Woman

Nicole Harris of Secular Woman

Hey remember that conference called Women in Secularism that happened a few weeks back? Remember how cool it was? Oh what? You couldn’t go? Awww, well don’t feel too bad about that because I found a way to bring some of the wonderful people at the event to you! You can meet them right here in the comfort of your very own internet. No need to get up! Nah, don’t even worry about ho... »

Machine Gun Misogynists: How Open Carry Texas Tried To Silence Me

Machine Gun Misogynists: How Open Carry Texas Tried To Silence Me

[Content Warning: Guns, Harassment, Bullying, Threats] While leaving a restaurant with a friend recently, I noticed a group of 15-20 people walking down the street carrying flags. From a distance, they almost looked like Confederate flags. I live in Texas, so this was disappointing, but fairly unsurprising. As we looked closely, my friend noted that almost the entire group was armed. Some had smal... »

“Alpha Male” Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution

“Alpha Male” Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution

[Trigger Warning: Violence against women, domestic violence, guns] “For the last eight years of my life, ever since I’ve hit puberty, I’ve been forced to endure an existence of loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires. All because girls have never been attracted to me. Girls gave their affection and sex and love to other men, but never to me.” These are words of a you... »

Global Quickies: Skirts, Racists, and Unhappy Arrests

Global Quickies: Skirts, Racists, and Unhappy Arrests

FRANCE (From Mary) Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far-right Front National, has suggested the deadly virus Ebola could solve the global “population explosion” and by extension Europe’s “immigration problem”. For more on racists and the European Parliament elections, check out this article. FRANCE Hundreds of male students across 27 schools in the city of... »

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Skeptability is launching!

Hello! In case you don’t know me, I’m Sarah, and I’ve been blogging for Skepchick for almost a year now. I’ve written about my disability a couple times before, and I’ve wanted to write about it more, but I’ve always worried about doing that. Will writing about it ruin my future career chances, publicly declaring that I’m disabled? Will people stop reading... »

Online Activism with Hashtagivist

Online Activism with Hashtagivist

Katie Williams and Richard Kraaijenhagen have created an interesting program that is designed to help activists use twitter to get their messages out to a wider audience. Their program is called Hashtagivist and was recently introduced at The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam where they participated in the Kings of Code Hack Battle. Katie and Richard built their website in just 36 hours and it migh... »

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Fuck your Civility Bullshit

I’ve been collecting signatures on a petition for the Ohio Rights Group to get medicinal marijuana on the ballot this November. Since 87% of Ohioans support medical marijuana, if we can get it on the ballot, it’ll be easy to get passed. Earlier this week, Ohio held their primary elections, so knowing there would be a lot of registered voters out, I went to a polling location & stoo... »

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