Discrimination

Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

On the ever-martyred Christian right, there is a particularly hilarious and absurd meme that the left and especially LGBT activists are trying to eliminate their opinions from polite speech, marginalize their beliefs and make it socially unacceptable (they often also claim illegal) to “believe that marriage is only between one man and one woman.” Of course, that particular belief is on... »

So Fred Phelps is Dying

So Fred Phelps is Dying

Fred Phelps, the founder of the hated Westboro Baptist Church, is near death, according to his estranged son Nate Phelps. I have a lot of conflicting emotions about this, so prepare for a rambly post as I sort through what I’m feeling. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments. The first thing I said when I heard the news was, “Good.” A part of me is glad he’ll be ... »

Cathy Brennan tweeting

What weird old trick is an internet hate group using to escape the ire of the SPLC? H*ck if I know.

If you know of any weird old tricks to get the SPLC to actually listen and respond to you please let me know because it’s not working for me and I even gave them money that one time. In the meantime, there’s a weird old trick to getting a bigoted second-wave has-been who runs a hate group to dox and harass you, and I am executing it right now! (Hint: it’s by writing this article!... »

Why the Recent Spate of “Religious Freedom” Bills May Be a Good Thing

Why the Recent Spate of “Religious Freedom” Bills May Be a Good Thing

Anybody who has been paying attention to politics recently has probably heard about the “religious freedom” bills that have been hitting a number of states recently. It’s a little mind boggling that all of them have been making it to state legislatures all at the same time, with similar language, but so far it’s been very difficult to actually track where they are coming fr... »

The Diversity Catch-22

The Diversity Catch-22

This post originally appeared on School of Doubt. It was written by Dan. Applying for academic jobs is no small task, as many of you know, and for those of us on the market the process tends to come with a heaping helping of stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and frustration. In fact, the combination of vague instructions, huge amounts of required materials, and rather grim employment statistics for PhD... »

Queereka Podcast Episode 3

Queereka Podcast Episode 3

The second episode is up! You can listen to the episode here. You can also find us on iTunes or use the RSS feed here: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/podcast-rss.php?id=1127 In this episode you will hear me and Cheyenne (a former Queereka writer) discuss sex work and sex worker rights. Cheyenne’s other work includes The Academy of Queerlesque and the book “The Devil’s Mercy... »

Deconstructing The Anti-Sexwork Video From Upworthy – An Atheist Perspective

Deconstructing The Anti-Sexwork Video From Upworthy – An Atheist Perspective

Recently a video found here has been making its way around the internet, this video depicts sex workers in the red light district doing a dance number, and at the end it shows an anti trafficking message stating how many women are “promised careers as dancers only to wind up here”.   Lets start with the obvious flaws .   First they attempt to conflate legalized sex work with ... »

Tips for Trans* Allies

Tips for Trans* Allies

Tips For Trans* Allies.   Disclaimer: This post is a list that hopefully will point allies in the right direction for being good allies, i’ve taken many ideas from the trans* folks on twitter and linked to their profiles as to amplify the voices of other trans* people and our real allies. I plan to do more voice amplifying articles in the future. This list is by no means comprehensive o... »

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