Men Apologizing For “Having Abortions”

You must see this video from Heroic Media in order to fully comprehend how manipulative, disempowering, and woman-erasing it is: Under the guise of men taking responsibility, in the sense of guilt, they advocate aggressively for men taking responsibility to control the women in their lives. They elide the fact that it is women’s bodies (or, [Read More...]

Emma Watson’s “HeForShe” Speech

In case you only heard about but didn’t actually watch her speech at the UN, it’s well written and Emma Watson delivers it in a movingly heartfelt and winningly nervous performance worth seeing. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Lonely Nerd Girls Suffer Too

Laurie Penny answers MIT professor Scott Aaronson’s insistence that his nerdy youth was too painful to be considered one of privilege and that nerds are not the neanderthals abusing women: These are curious times. Gender and privilege and power and technology are changing and changing each other. We’ve also had a major and specific reversal of [Read More...]

Are Religions Unfair to Women?

Yes! Next question! In case you have any doubt, you can watch some religious people make utterly vacuous and evasive attempts to weasel their way around the obvious. You can also find lots of details brought up about how religions denigrate and discriminate against women here too: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Before and After I Deconverted: The Development of My Sexual Imagination

This post is sexually explicit. Don’t read it if that makes you uncomfortable. And it’s about my own personal sexual interests. So you’ve been doubly warned if that makes you doubly uncomfortable. When I deconverted from Christianity at 21 years old I had never had sex. And I had gone to an evangelical Christian college [Read More...]

“Why Do We Need Feminism, Shouldn’t We Just Be Humanists and Equalists?”

A lot of people say that of course they believe in equality for women, but they oppose feminism. Or they say that they’re not a feminist, they’re a humanist. So why should humanists and egalitarians also be feminists? Why isn’t being a feminist superfluous to egalitarianism and humanism or, even worse, somehow anti-humanist or anti-egalitarian? Let’s start [Read More...]

#YesAllMen Are Responsible

Last Saturday in California a young man carried out a killing spree that appears to have ended in suicide. He had already promised his rampage in videos on the internet which had already gotten the attention of his therapist, his family, and the police. He also wrote a lengthy manifesto. Between his manifesto, his videos, [Read More...]

Empowerment Ethics: “How Can Atheists Condemn Rape Without Theistic Moral Absolutism?”

This blog post is a new installment of my “Empowerment Ethics” series, in which I systematically explain, develop, defend, and apply my distinctive spin on humanist, perfectionist, virtue, consequentialist, ethical system called “Empowerment Ethics”. In response to my most recent repost in this series, about why moralities don’t need to be conceived of in moral absolutist terms in order [Read More...]

In Defense of the Moral Cause of Feminism

In the last few years I have written a lot both on behalf of social justice and on the need to elevate the discourse surrounding it. I can say unequivocally that the feminist blogosphere and my activist feminist friends have made me a far better ethicist, a far better person, and a far better man [Read More...]


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