On Sam Harris’s Reply to Feminist Critics

Monday, I wrote a post on Sam Harris’s controversial remarks about women quoted in The Washington Post. Moments after I posted, I was alerted to Sam’s explanation of himself. In this post, I give my thoughts about his follow up post. I was recently interviewed onstage at George Washington University by Michelle Boorstein, a religion reporter for the Washington [Read More...]

Sam Harris, The Criticism of Bad Ideas, and Sexist Appeals To Biology

This section of a recent Washington Post article has caused a lot of controversy in the atheist community this past weekend: I also asked Harris at the event why the vast majority of atheists — and many of those who buy his books — are male, a topic which has prompted some to raise questions [Read More...]

Is Philosophy Just A Guy Thing? Not In My Classroom. (A Response To William Lane Craig)

According to a woman named Alexandra, writing into his site, Reasonable Faith, William Lane Craig’s April newsletter “casually stereotype[d] men and women, and complain[ed] that the church is becoming increasingly feminized, and has difficulties in attracting men.” In reply to the letter, Craig proceeded to make his case that Christian apologetics has a “peculiar attraction” to [Read More...]

Misogyny At The Movies: A 50/50 Film Review

I am going to break with my normal habit of assiduously avoiding spoilers in my review of the film 50/50.  This film is aptly named as I half liked it and half disliked it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s performance is worth seeing in the film if nothing else is. He plays an introverted character closing in on [Read More...]

Sexism And Sensitivity

So, a couple of weeks ago, was American Atheists’ Southeast Regional Atheist Meet and during the conference there was a talk that rubbed some of the women at the conference as sexist. Then at a panel discussion, of which there is video footage below which you can view for yourself, a woman complained about the [Read More...]

Sarah Palin: A Daily Show Retrospective

In honor of the surprising news of Sarah Palin’s resignation, here are my nine favorite classic Daily Show segments on her (in chronological order): September 3, 2008: Sarah Palin Gender Card September 4, 2008: Sarah Palin-Vet This! September 15, 2008: Sarah Palin Won’t Blink September 18, 2008: Gov. At First Sight October 6, 2008: Vice [Read More...]

A Muslim Woman Against the Burqa

From Feministing, worth reading in full: But then the argument goes: surely for the women who choose to wear the burqa, the garment is a choice not a tool for suppression. This argument obscures the fact that there is a pervasive, sexist propaganda in many Muslim communities in favor of the burqa. Many women are [Read More...]


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