Feminism

Sexism: A Symptom Of Skepticism?

12 September, 2014 // 1 Comment

I am a skeptic because I evaluate claims using skepticism and rational inquiry but I do not identify with the skeptic movement for reasons I have stated previously on my blog. Today an article on Buzzfeed by Mark Oppenheimer asked the question ‘Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?‘ As Betteridge’s law of headlines [...]

The Dawkins Problem

2 August, 2014 // 9 Comments

Richard Dawkins was right when he recently said that ‘Nothing should be off limits to discussion.’ It was a point he made in a recent blog post following the fallout that happened after he tweeted comments comparing different types of rape and paedophilia. Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's [...]

Weird, Intolerant and creepy: on being reduced to a little girl

5 April, 2014 // 9 Comments

I cannot remember a time that I have fluttered my eyelashes to get my own way, nor can I remember ever stamping my feet for similar reasons. Similarly, I have never thrown a tantrum or a paddy because someone didn’t like me or didn’t agree with me. I am also almost Thirty years old. Yet, despite all of this, I am often reduced to [...]

Criticisms of the ‘No More Page 3′ Campaign

17 January, 2014 // 1 Comment

Following recent articles in The Guardian by Ellie May O’Hagan and The Telegraph by Dr Brooke Magnanti regarding Russell Brand and his support of the No More Page 3 Campaign I though I would re-publish my post on the Page 3 Campaign that I originally wrote for the Heresy Club website before it closed down. Originally written in September [...]

Some Words On Things I’ve Pondered For A While

8 November, 2012 // 14 Comments

I am a person. So are you, and all of those around us – that we know and don’t know – are people as well. But isn’t it strange how easy it is to forget that when you can’t see their faces, or when you don’t interact in person? Isn’t it easy to sit at a computer and rant, rave, and project your dislike of [...]

Herding cats & Golden ducks

4 November, 2012 // 7 Comments

Trying to organise skeptics is like herding cats – it’s an analogy I’ve heard many times. Often the only thing those who identify as skeptics have in common is their skepticism about certain subjects. People who identify as skeptics disagree about many things and, of course, those who are skeptics can be irrational about a number [...]

Brains or Beauty? Meh.

14 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

My mum sometimes reads ‘Take a Break’ magazine and I sneak a look to see what sort of features they’re running that might be of interest to the more skeptically minded woman. Today’s find was a readers vote asking:  What gets you further in life – being clever or looking good? Would you prefer to be like TV presenter [...]
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