Tag Archives: women

Rebel Barbie

I’m reminded of a thing a few years back where Barbie had a book where she supposedly is showing that girls can be computer engineers. By having the boys do the work for her. Steven and Brian are nice guys, … Continue reading

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X-Men advertisers make giant billboard misstep

CBC reports that Toronto wound up with several of these brainless billboards advertising the newest of the X-Men franchise. So we have here a giant armoured up dude strangling the crap out of a dainty naked lady. My trim/enlargement of … Continue reading

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Quotable Friendly Atheist

At least, Muhammad Syed, quoted on Friendly Atheist: There will never be reform or improvement if you are unwilling to even hear out ideas that are threatening to your beliefs. The complete lack of introspection, self-criticism, and demands for improvement … Continue reading

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The One Minion Search Party: “Does god hate women?”

A couple hits for this question this week. Not for the first time, I look toward Religious Tolerance for an evenhanded approach to answering this one. It offers many examples out of the old testament that illustrate the low status … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: you’re a VP and are getting interviewed

You are the busy vice-president of a large corporation. A student asks to interview you for a class assignment. Do you make time? Of course I will. I’m going to pretend this is a female student who’s asking how to … Continue reading

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So I read Deborah Feldman’s book “UNorthodox”

It was released by Simon and Schuster recently and was a pretty quick but interesting read. Feldman grew up in Brooklyn as part of the Williamsburg Hasidic community and has written a memoir based on that life and the steps … Continue reading

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Banned Book Club – A Handmaid’s Tale

We met last night to discuss this book by Margaret Atwood. Whole plot is here for those who’d like it. A half-assed summary from me: the story is told from the perspective of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of … Continue reading

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“Does God hate women?” If he was created by misogynist men, sure

Quoting a Washington Post reporter by the name of Sally Quinn: why, I asked myself, if women were so smart and capable and in so many cases, smarter and more capable than men, were they being discriminated against? It made … Continue reading

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Forgery and the bible

I skimmed through to the end of Forged: writing in the name of God – why the Bible’s authors are not who we think they are by Bart D. Ehrman this weekend. Not being a biblical scholar, some of what … Continue reading

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Pole dancing for Jesus just seems seedy

Back in 2007, mojoey was “What the hell”ing over an article he’d found about Christian women at a spa who’d started a pole dancing exercise group and today I come across another such story. “God gives us these bodies, and … Continue reading

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