One of my favorite songs. [Read more...]

2014′s Song of the Year (to me)

Each of the last few years there’s one song that sort of dominates my mind for the year and becomes inextricably linked in my mind to the year it comes from. In 2014 that song was “Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves: I featured the song in one of my favorite posts of my writing this year, [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...]

Lykke Li’s “Gunshot”

Lykke Li’s “Gunshot” is on her 2014 album I Never Learn. 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...]

Reflections of a Post-Academic Philosopreneur

On January 1 of this year, I wrote a surprisingly widely read post with my reflections as I left academia. In response, Colleen Flaherty from Inside Higher Ed contacted me to do a piece on me. She sent me some preliminary questions and then interviewed me over the phone. Here are the answers I gave to her [Read More...]

2014 Camels With Hammers Monthly “Posts of the Month”

Going month by month, below were the Camels With Hammers posts featuring my original writing from each month that made the biggest splashes throughout the year, as judged by traffic totals. If you missed any, catch up! January 1, 2014: On The End of My Adjunct Teaching Career February 26, 2014: Opposing The Jesus Meme March [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...]

Why a secular safe space is still important to me.

The following was written by guest contributor Amber Adamson. I struggle a lot when it comes to my feelings about friends and loved ones who belong to Abrahamic faiths. When in public, I often downplay this. Most of the time, it’s not an issue. They’re progressive politically, and we can just work around the subject of [Read More...]