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  • EventsPhoto of Your Well-Written Anti-Harassment Policy is Insufficient

    Your Well-Written Anti-Harassment Policy is Insufficient

    Last Memorial Day weekend, I headed up to Wisconsin to attend my very first WisCon. WisCon is a feminist sci-fi convention held each year in Madison, WI. I cannot even begin to tell you how mind opening my first WisCon was. The panels at WisCon went far beyond Feminism 101. It challenged the way I think about certain types of…

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  • FeminismPhoto of 5 Things I Learned After My Partner Was Sexually Battered at an Atheist Conference

    5 Things I Learned After My Partner Was Sexually Battered at an Atheist Conference

    When you’re ethically non-monogamous, you end up engaging in a lot of meta relationship conversations. When you’re polyamorous and dating someone you met because you were both speakers at the same secular event, you end up discussing the potential effects of your relationship, likely and unlikely alike, on your respective careers. This is especially true when one of you has strong…

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  • ActivismPhoto of 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…

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  • EventsPhoto of Anti-Harassment Policy? Not at Our Hotel!

    Anti-Harassment Policy? Not at Our Hotel!

    As the representative Chicagoan here at Skepchick, I was pretty excited a couple months ago when we were contacted by the new Chicago geek convention Chi-Fi. Chi-Fi’s programming director loved our Skepchick/FTB track at CONvergence and invited us to attend Chi-Fi in Chicago in March 2014. It was too late to plan an entire skepticism track, but many of the Skepchicks…

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    Sex and the Keynote

    This past weekend, I flew out to Columbus, Oh, to attend Skepticamp Ohio as the keynote speaker. I was honored to be invited and I want to thank Carl Tracy, Ashley Paramore and everyone involved for putting together a great event and a fun weekend. One thing that I really want to commend them for was their harassment policy, which…

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