When Will Women Become Spatulas? (#TeamEqual Perth interviews)

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As recently posted on an atheist women's forum - can anyone help with explaining what's going on? Because I thought women were like sticky tape now?From The Age newspaper:Year 7 girls have been warned not to have multiple sex partners or risk becoming like overused sticky tape, in a Christian sex education program at a public Victorian high school. The students at Fairhills High School, in Knoxfield in Melbourne's outer east, were also told that a chemical released in fem … [Read more...]

Long Read On Richard Dawkins – Destroying, Disturbing Or Deserving?

If you hop over to the Guardian website, you'll find a very enjoyable read - and a thorough one on the career and much of the life of Professor Richard Dawkins: Is Richard Dawkins destroying his reputation? by Sophie Elmhirst. Though he is used to receiving a steady flow of letters from fans of The God Delusion and new converts to atheism, he does not perceive himself as a figurehead. “I don’t need to say if I think of myself as a leader,” he said a few weeks later. “I simply need to say the boo … [Read more...]

AtheistAus Podcast – Now On SoundCloud And On iTunes

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For those who haven't been following the fairly-new journey of the AtheistAus Podcast - the official podcast of the Atheist Foundation of Australia - it now has a new and proper home on SoundCloud and its own iTunes feed.The additional details and downloads can also be found on the official listing of the show at the Atheist Foundation of Australia's site. There's an RSS feed there too.Previously episodes were hosted within the Token Skeptic podcast (where they will soon be removed) - no … [Read more...]

Dr Taslima Nasrin – Emergency Fundraising For Her Safety

Dr Nasrin was one of the presenters at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention and I was fortunate enough to meet her there and hear of her story - her story, however, is a continuing one of persecution and death threats and with the recent horrors in countries such as Bangladesh, she has had to escape to the USA.CFI is fundraising to help her remain safe :Nasrin was recently named as one of the next targets for murder by Al Qaeda-linked extremists, prompting CFI to assist in transporting her … [Read more...]

Dreaming Too Loud With Geoffrey Robertson – Perth Review

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Perth events! There's been a number recently, and this is my belated review of going to see Geoffrey Robertson, the man that Christopher Hitchens described as 'the greatest living Australian'. An absolutely fantastic, thought-provoking, both poignant and occasionally very funny show - and it was a pity that it was a one-night only event (which is true for other shows in the national tour too; I hope that it is filmed or broadcast in the future). The tour raises funds for the Public Interest A … [Read more...]

#ReclaimAustralia’s Twitter Account Goes Wild, Hilarity Ensues

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It's not easy being Jeremy.Someone hands you the keys to the social media account of Reclaim Australia (ReclaimAus) on Twitter, on the morning of the Big National Rally!That's the same Big National Rally that the Atheist Foundation of Australia has responded to with A Cold Day In Hell for Reclaim Australia:  This is a protest coordinated by Christian groups. The “Rise Up Australia Party” is the political arm of the “Catch the Fire Ministries” known for their extreme and offe … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Melbourne Review (AKA From Up The Gods Without God)

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Yo all,Great gig. I was holding onto bannisters for much of it and even now my head is a little spinny due to the meds I was on (do not mix food poisoning and travel ever again - I've just extended my hotel stay here due to the thought of '...I can't pack and move, I'll be lucky to walk down the street and see a quiet movie for the rest of the day'), but it went damned well.Before the show - Embiggen Books get-together. People, you must go there. It is fantastic. And for a get-together … [Read more...]

Because, Ultimately, Everything Wrong Is Due To Atheists From Divorced Families

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This is a big reason why atheism is never boring (let alone the fact that people can't even DECIDE on what "atheism" means and just how much it overlaps with skepticism, or what atheists should be doing, and why and how, and so on and so forth) - it's not boring because of what other people will say about it."He was taught to believe in nothing and ended up a fanatical believer in something very bad. His life is a warning of the inevitable trajectory of the West's cultural nihilism." - Mi … [Read more...]

Bondi Hipsters – Soul Mates “Cavemen Arguing About Religion”

The people behind this have a regular series on ABC1, called Soul Mates - a few of their videos are on YouTube. This one amused me: … [Read more...]

Robin Ince Australia Tour Video

And now here's the one for Robin Ince!Thanks to Trent Burton of http://www.trunkman.co.uk and Alan Melikdjanian of http://www.amelik.com in the filming and production of this video - and Robin Ince, of course!More details and links to tickets at http://atheistfoundation.org.au/robinince8pm Thursday 9 April | Perth | Astor Theatre 8pm Saturday 11 April | Adelaide | Dunstan Playhouse 8pm Tuesday 14 April | Canberra | ANU Arts Centre 8pm Saturday 18 April | Melbourne | Storey … [Read more...]

Unholy Trinity Australia Tour Video

All about the videos recently - here's a new one for the forthcoming AFA Unholy Trinity tour: … [Read more...]


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