Quickies: Crisis pregnancy centers, Sam Harris, and the evolution of anti-evolution bills

  • Why women seeking abortions are ending up at anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers – “As they push to discredit and defund Planned Parenthood, leading Republicans, including GOP Presidential candidates, have presented crisis pregnancy centers as worthy, even preferable, alternatives for public funding and support.”
  • Discussing Sam Harris and transantagonism – “It’s more than possible to care about scientific literacy and religious bigotry as well as issues that are separate from those discussions but nevertheless significantly affect the everyday lives of countless people who look differently or act in ways that deviate from what’s normalized in our society.”
  • Dear American misogynists: Afghan women are not oppressed for you – “One of the most common responses Americans have to my speeches and to my articles is a dismissal of women’s rights advocacy in the United States by comparing the atrocities women face in Afghanistan to the “lesser” oppressions “overzealous” feminists are fighting in their own country.”
  • An evolutionary analysis of anti-evolution bills – “When it comes to science education, there’s a long history of similar evolutionary changes driven by the legal environment. Laws ordering the teaching of “creation science” started in response to a Supreme Court ruling that states couldn’t simply ban the teaching of evolution. Intelligent design arose in response to the ban on teaching creationism in science classrooms.” From Criticaldragon1177.


Amanda works in healthcare, is a loudmouthed feminist, and proud supporter of the Oxford comma.

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