the Anonymity Conundrum

Two recent internet interactions:   Anonymous Dude on Twitter: Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist. -C. S. Lewis My reply: Funny, I don’t feel rage-filled. Maybe C.S. Lewis was projecting.   Facebook “friend”: Don’t you think this might have something to do with women’s biology? It would … [Read more…]

Finding America a Wee Bit Too Liberal, Conservative Christians Push Their Hate in Uganda

Apparently, denying Californians equal rights was insufficient for many conservative religious. Indeed, messing with politics in another state (much of the Prop H8 money came from out-of-state conservatives) left them wanting. And so conservative hatemongers have moved on to East Africa—to the country to Uganda—where it is currently a crime punishable by life in prison … [Read more…]

Twheran

Many people have already posted about the greening of our twitter icons (which shows visible solidarity, but has no other effect), but here is something you can do that will make a difference. Change your Twitter location to a city in Iran and change your time zone to GMT +3:30, making “it harder for the … [Read more…]

“a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and […] values”

This is how our president defined our country yesterday. Explicitly denying that it was a “Christian nation” and explicitly stating that this fact is one of our “great strengths”. It’s nice to be reminded of this—and by someone so high in the administration! It is vogue for politicians to exclaim “God bless America!” Whether or … [Read more…]

Fucking Friday: Rape (S.A.A.M.)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and, to kick things off, I’d like to take issue with the growing prevalence of the word “rape” as a slang synonym for “dominated”, “rocked’, or “killed”. Both I and a friend have recently had Facebook “friends” (which of course could be anyone from a mere acquaintance to a … [Read more…]

Spark: Vermont Approves Civil Marriage

The Vermont Senate, finding (correctly) that Civil Unions for gay couples fall short of providing equal rights, voted overwhelmingly to approve Civil Marriage for gay couples. The matter still has to go before the Vermont House (and since I’m late to this, may already have gone), where it is expected to pass. The margin by … [Read more…]