Is ‘Female’ An Offensive Term?

I stop focusing on this site for a week and all hell breaks loose in the blogosphere — sexism, feminism, who said what, whether something was interpreted as intended — I haven’t kept up with much of it myself. But this video came to my attention, so I’ll just put it out there. Some background: [Read More...]


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When the Pastor Drives a Cadillac

There’s a (very, very) long anti-Scientology article by Lawrence Wright in the latest New Yorker that deserves a skimming. I won’t go into detail here — but I think several of you have experienced something similar to Paul Haggis in this passage: [Haggis] was born in 1953, and grew up in London, Ontario, a manufacturing [Read More...]


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SSA and USAToday Win One for Brian

by Jesse Galef – What a victory! This has been an incredible week for us at the Secular Student Alliance, reaching 250 affiliates and today we got some great news. We all know that teenage atheists can have a really tough time finding a community and starting a group – the story one Oklahoma student [Read More...]


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How Can You Find Out if Your Date is Religious?

The dating site OKCupid has always been great for providing readers with data on user trends. Most recently, they pointed out that you don’t always get to ask the questions you *really* want the answers to on your first date with someone. Is he a drug addict? Will she have sex on the first date? [Read More...]


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Why Conflicting Opinions Help Our Movement

This is a guest post by JT Eberhard. JT is a Campus Organizer and High School Specialist for the Secular Student Alliance. He is also a contributor to Atheism Resource. … I attended the American Atheists’ Southeast Regional Atheist Meet (SERAM) at the end of January, excited about AA’s newfound focus on local groups, grassroots [Read More...]


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