The Progressive House

This is my second draft of this post, and that’s not how I normally operate. I normally write one draft with very few revisions (or even spell checking ― you may have noticed). Initially, I wrote a point by point rebuttal to Caroline Smith’s The House Progressives Built. But, in writing that, I noticed there… Continue reading The Progressive House

A Brain Dump RE: Feminism

What follows is a brain dump of ideas relating to feminism. I accuse feminism of being sexist towards women by having a disproportionate response to things that may not be issues, while neglecting things that really are issues. I also pose a handful of better ways for feminism to progress. In many respects, I’m simply… Continue reading A Brain Dump RE: Feminism

Can abortion ever be banned, while maintaining female rights?

Madblog recently wrote a series of posts. (Recent relative to when I wrote this, anyway.) Her posts were about abortion, the two pertinent points being this: abortion is a genocide, just like the Nazi extermination of the Jews; and, in response to the indignation she subsequently received, to set the challenge for atheists (because, as… Continue reading Can abortion ever be banned, while maintaining female rights?

A Growing Religiosity Among Atheists?

Shadow to Light has published another of its pieces on the view that the author, Michael, believes that ‘New Atheism’ is hypocritical. To do this, Michael has to imply certain premises. As they’re implied, I can’t be certain, but here is what I think the premises are: New Atheism is necessarily anti-religious, New Atheism presents… Continue reading A Growing Religiosity Among Atheists?

Humanist Weddings, Equality and Aggression

This morning Facebook directed me towards a clip from 'The Big Questions', a BBC series that runs in the UK. They tackle three questions in an episode and the Big Question the clip is of is this: "Should humanists have equal rights to religions?" To be honest, the question made me laugh. I've long believed… Continue reading Humanist Weddings, Equality and Aggression

10. The Biblical God doesn’t Care so much about Women

When it comes to the question of whether God exists, the implicit argument here is that because God is not very nice God doesn’t exist (or, at least, because the Biblical God is not very nice the Biblical God does not exist). I was worried this chapter would chew the same cud as the last… Continue reading 10. The Biblical God doesn’t Care so much about Women

Sex-Positive Feminist

I am sex-positive. I think sex is a good thing: it is exhilarating and exciting and explorative. I like the feeling of being attracted to someone, I enjoy seeing people confident with their sexuality, it’s nice to see people who are comfortable in their skin. As long as everyone has the freedom to put up… Continue reading Sex-Positive Feminist