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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

USA: "Greatest" Nation?

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It's not true. We were never "the greatest" country; we were the most PRIVILEGED, with the greatest natural resources (stolen) per capita. His filter is that of a middle class, cis gendered, heterosexual, able bodied white man. He even says in the past that it was "men" who did the cool stuff. Anybody remember a little thing called "slavery?" What about the genocide of Native peoples? The religious wars and witch burnings? The monopolies and industrialists? How about Viet Nam, Korea, Granada, Iraq (twice), the Civil War, the Mexican American War? Anybody remember those? What about Queers and neuro-atypicals (like Stephen Hawking, for instance) locked up in "sanitariums?" What about the Tuskegee "experiments?" What about forced sterilization of Native women? What about blankets infested with small pox? What about the concentration camps for Japanese Americans? What about women, held as chattel property with no rights to their own: money, children, bodies, destinies, names, careers, educations? This is revisionist history. It's not true. We were NEVER the "greatest" nation, unless it's in terms of "might makes right," which is immoral, "Manifest Destiny," Christian hogwash. This speech is a tear jerking lie.

American Atheists' Code of Conduct

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Monday, June 25, 2012

We're BACK!

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Science created women?

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 I objected in comments to this post. Read the skepticism and critical thinking in the poster's comments to me. cripes.
me: . . . because I think it's MUCH more important that science "created" THIS woman.

me: ps: i hid the post b/c it's disrespectful of people who are not cis-gendered, heterosexual men, and to them, too.

me: Adendum: You have addressed me as "sir." Given the fact I have used the term, "cis-gendered," one might expect I do not hold to the binary. Therefore, proper protocol is to ASK a person's preferred pronouns and titles, rather than presume them. I can only deduce from this that you have no idea what "cis-gendered" means, nor what it implies about my position on binary, that you don't care, that you didn't bother to look it up and that you are so cis-sexist, you have no idea how homophobic, cis-sexist and Trans*phobic you have shown yourself to be. It's not my job to educate you; you have a search engine. Use it.

I'm using critical thinking and skepticism. We're supposed to do that. If I don't understand something, I look it up. That's what free thinkers, students and skeptics do. We don't swallow the Kool Aid. I have every right to be anywhere on the planet. Your cis-sexism is now telling me I don't have civil rights? That's reactionary. Just like a fundamentalist. It's cognative dissonance. I have every right to question people who claim to promote science, then behave like fundamentalists. This isn't a troll war. it's a discussion. Surely, you're capable of discussion, right? Surely, you have enough curiosity, skepticism and free thinking to LEARN? Right? Why are you taking this so personally? Because I dare challenge the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz? And you can't see the totalitarianism, close mindedness and reactionary nature of your own behavior?


Unbelievable. I was verbally abused and told I should leave.

This is exactly like racism: is it the job of people of Color to educate non-Color people about their privilege, their racism, their history? People of Color get placed in that position, all the time, for survival, even and especially when they have less resources, less time, more critical issues: educate the white guy, so he won't hurt us. This is the same thing. EDUCATE YOURSELF and get your boot off the necks of decent folk who are struggling just to have a place at the table.

burned alive for "virtue"

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Global Secular Humanist Movement asked,
"WOW. girls get burned to be saved from hell?" to which I replied, "Yeah, that ministry of virtue sounds like the misogamists in atheism: if a woman tells them she's in flames, they accuse her of "playing the victim card" and send her rape threats. Sexism is reactionary thinking. We need to purge it from all ideologies, religious and atheist."

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sita Sings the Blues

It's very seldom anymore that, when I get to the end of a movie, I wish it could last. What a gorgeous film! This is so rich, artful and thoughtful. The attention to detail is amazing. The interface of Annette Hanshaw's music is brilliant. Now, to all you Hindu fundies who hate it: u seem to hate ANY modern interpretations by women film makers; that's the pattern I'm seeing. Stop vandalizing theaters & burning down movie sets! Grow an imagination & stop hating in the name of religion! GROW UP!
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Portrayal Of Sexuality In Movies & TV

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"Precious Feet:" another way to traumatize mothers of the dead.

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 WARNING: this may be very triggering. I found a video, describing the origin of "Precious Feet." 

I think the man is lying. He claims to have acquired a "bucket of unborn bodies" from an abortion doctor and photographed them. I don't believe him. The fetuses pictured are NOT real; formaldehyde creates wrinkling & bleaching of skin; these are plump, round and tan. I think they are plastic. Also: note the manicure/hands of the "Precious Feet" photo. Now, look at the guy who's talking. Does he look like a professional hand model? Also: in that photo, where is the rest of the body? Finally, "Precious Feet" is an anti-choice campaign.

Photos of actual embryonic & fetal development. Trigger Warning if you visit website here:

These are screen captures from the video. The "bodies" should be flaccid, if preserved in formaldehyde. Why do they retain the more familiar shapes of being contained in the embryonic sac?
From the video. Note poorly-molded, plastic ear.

Close up. Note plastic mold burr between legs

 This one appears to have had "veins" painted on the head, then covered in varnish, to make it appear translucent. Varnish seems to have filled "ear."
Note arm, fused to body: poor plastic mold.

Note poorly-molded ears, eyes. Note nicks in plastic.

It's not difficult to find images of fetuses in formaldehyde. I won't post them here. I will link to ONE, so you can see skin texture, bleaching.

Plastic models of fetus, embryo development, taken from this website:


Precious Feet from West Linn on Vimeo.