The Revolutionary Realness of Amanda Palmer

The first Amanda Palmer song I ever heard was at Cat’s house. We were watching music videos on Youtube, and she turned to me and said, “Have you ever heard of Amanda Palmer? Oh you’ll love her.” And she played me this song. The lights go on, spelling out one word: “Amanda”. This woman swaggers … Read moreThe Revolutionary Realness of Amanda Palmer

How meeting the Goddess made me an atheist

People often ask me to talk about my history, and my journey to atheism. As many know, I grew up religious. Not just religious. I grew up fundamentalist Christian. I also used to be extremely conservative and right-wing. Now I’m a bleeding heart liberal secular humanist and feminist. It’s quite a transition, and, honestly, there’s … Read moreHow meeting the Goddess made me an atheist

#GamerGate: It’s about using harassment to push a political agenda

Note: This post is focused on the origins of #GamerGate. It’s part 1, because if I manage to find the emotional energy, I may write more. Lately, I’ve noticed a trend towards saying #GamerGate started out with basically good intentions but it somehow lost its way. No. From its origins in the infamous August that … Read more#GamerGate: It’s about using harassment to push a political agenda