Interview On The Women Without Religion Forum #SSAWeek

Welcome to Hour Eight of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There's 24 posts for every hour of May 5th, 2013, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at  From the Women Without Religion site: These forums are for women not shackled by religion or superstition and those men and women interested in the perspectives of women without religion. Religions … [Read more...]

Interview With Let Toys Be Toys – Activists For De-Genderisation Of Toys #SSAWeek

Ben Goldacre supports Let Toys Be Toys

Welcome to Hour Three of the Token Skeptic Sunday Sessions! DONATE HERE! There's 24 posts for every hour of today, looking at issues involving secularism, skepticism, atheism, feminism, science, philosophy and more - in order to support and urge you to donate to SSAWeek2013 at Firstly, a press release by Let Toys Be Toys - I first learned about this group earlier this year via an article in the New Statesman, entitled "Since when were science toys just for boys?". … [Read more...]

Podcasts – ScienceRewired, 365 Days Of Philosophy And Token Skeptic Shows Now Out #scicomm

I've been very busy over my brief holiday break - the important thing is that if you're in Australia and interested in science communication, science education and science outreach, that you check out some of the presenters at the forthcoming ScienceRewired Big Science Communication Summit and consider not only: Giving feedback on what is discussed (think of it like a "wiki" for things that will be raised at the event), but Consider signing up to present yourself! For these interviews, … [Read more...]

Brooke Magnanti – Sex Myths And Why We Believe Them

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Q And A – The F Word (Feminism)

Monday, 8 April 2013. Panellists: Germaine Greer - Feminist icon and provocateur Mia Freedman - Mamamia founder and director Deborah Cheetham - Indigenous opera singer Janet Albrechtsen - Opinion columnist for The Australian Dr Brooke Magnanti - Research Scientist and Author "Belle de Jour" … [Read more...]

#AllAboutWomen – Sydney, 7th April 2013 – Storify Of Tweets, Photos

[View the story "#AllAboutWomen - Sydney, 7th April 2013" on Storify] I should point out that this is unedited (and was done about five times until my computer stopped crashing, so I can't guarantee that the 1700+ Tweets and images are all included). This is an event I would have enjoyed attending, but thanks to everyone online, there's a lot of detail in them... and as soon as I have time, I'll fix up the Storify. Do catch Q&A tomorrow, where Dr Magnanti (and Germaine Greer! And many … [Read more...]

Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage

I'm just sorry I missed this for IWD! With thanks to Daniel Loxton for both: Making of: … [Read more...]

Sleepwalking Into Sexism – By Harriet Page #IWD

As the title says (and quote marks imply) - by HARRIET PAGE. Not me. Direct comments to the FB link. It has been a bad few weeks for feminism, both for me on a personal level and for women across the world. Indulge me while I list a few reasons why: Seth McFarlane thought it was ok to reduce the artistic expression of women who chose to appear naked in movies to little more than a voyeuristic ditty about boobs. One of my friends, a man I like and respect, told me I was overreacting when I … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day – Kiva And 365 Days Of Philosophy #IWD

So, I'm researching ideas for the 365 Days of Philosophy site and find the following video: Depressing. Although I find some useful links over on the UNESCO site, featuring the International Network of Women Philosophers sponsored by UNESCO, unfortunately it seems the journal they feature stalled back in 2011. But it's still got the archive up and that provides some resources for checking out. UNESCO - 12 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day In the meantime, the … [Read more...]

Links Du Jour – Help Out Astrosphere, Hacked Off With Harassment And High School Philosophy (Yes It Does Exist)

Dr Pamela Gay writes: I run the non-profit Astrosphere New Media, which pays for+CosmoQuest 's servers, the production of many Hangouts, and 365 Days of Astronomy. This year, our donations were down a lot but our costs were up significantly because of all our new programs. If you are looking to reduce your tax liability, can you please consider giving? And even if you aren't looking to reduce your tax liability, and you just want to support a small team working hard to do a lot, can you … [Read more...]

Young Vagabond – An Australian Teen Magazine With A Difference

It's been too lovely a day to end it on a negative - how's this for a positive? The future Australian magazine Young Vagabond is seeking funding via Pozible and has thirty days to do so: Young Vagabond from Young Vagabond on Vimeo. Young Vagabond is a new magazine for teenage girls, offering an alternative to other print publications, which often have an unhealthy focus on image and sexuality. Our aim: Through Young Vagabond, we aim to give young women a voice, and a magazine that they … [Read more...]