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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... »

Lindy West

Women in Secularism Making You LOL: Lindy West

Women in Secularism is sooner than my overbooked schedule would like to admit. I am incredibly excited to meet, for the first time in person, the fellow speakers, con attendees, and ex-Muslims I’ve known online and through their work. I have been following Lindy West‘s feminist, body acceptance, and comedy work for years. Eighteen-year-old me would squee herself to death if she knew th... »

Bad Chart Thursday: Reverse Twingineering

Bad Chart Thursday: Reverse Twingineering

In “Time Magazine and the Impending Twin-pocalypse,” Deek takes apart one of the most amazingly bad Time articles in the history of crap, “The Problem With America’s Twin Epidemic,” by Sarah Elizabeth Richards. While reading Deek’s sweet, sweet smackdown, my chart-dar went off, for she presented a perfect example of the quintessential bad chart, followed by a chart th... »

Throwback Thursday: Tell Me How I Should Feel

Throwback Thursday: Tell Me How I Should Feel

This post was original shared on June 28th, 2011. Sad that it is still relevant, but it is a lovely post that I’m proud of past Amy for having written. It reminds me of something that would be read at a poetry slam. It was my response to the early phase of the online harassment that we had begun to see ramp up, when we dared to speak up about the sexism we were seeing and experiencing in the... »

Last Chance for a Free Pass to SkepchickCon!

Last Chance for a Free Pass to SkepchickCon!

LAST CALL to get your name in the hat! Sometime next week I will be pulling the names and buying some passes for some lucky peeps to get in to SkepchickCon and Convergence this summer.   Convergence is a fun-filled, Sci-fi conference that happens in Bloomington, Minnesota each year. We help organize the science track that we call SkepchickCon and we pack it to the gills with fun and interesti... »

Honda Offered Me $0 in Exchange for My Entire Social Media Presence

Honda Offered Me $0 in Exchange for My Entire Social Media Presence

Last week, I got a strange tweet from @Honda: @rebeccawatson We'd like 2 ask u a quick question! Can u follow us so we can DM you? Thanks! :) — Honda (@Honda) April 25, 2014 I knew there was a chance they’d been hacked or something, but I’m a curious person. I followed them, and shortly got this DM: We’d like 2 use 1 of ur tweets 4 a TV commercial. R u OK with us using ... »

Statement on the 2014 Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference

Statement on the 2014 Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference

This weekend, I am slated to speak at the Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference as well as the Sunday Assembly to take place the day after the conference. As someone who has participated as a principal volunteer since its inception as well as spoken there in 2012, the conference is an integral part of my year. On Friday, it was brought to my attention via a Facebook post and confirmed with... »

Episode 2 of My New Video Series! Rebecca Vs. Frank Conniff

Episode 2 of My New Video Series! Rebecca Vs. Frank Conniff

Frank Conniff famously played TV’s Frank in Mystery Science Theater 3000, and now he does all sorts of interesting and hilarious things. Check out the podcast he talks about, here. He’s on Twitter here. You can support more videos like this over on Patreon. Frank and I play the seminal N64 game WaveRace. Who will win? The answer may surprise you, if you have misconceptions about either... »

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