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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