“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” – Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power’s new song that honours the #MeToo movement

There are three things I always love about Amanda Palmer’s music. The first is that killer combination of piano and vocals. The second is the lyrics. Amanda, who’s brought us songs about female pubic hair, female masturbation, and being slut shamed by the Daily Mail, never shies away from a topic that might be considered “too … Read more“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” – Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power’s new song that honours the #MeToo movement

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

RooshV, feminism, and the new rules of romance

This is a post about how feminism changed romance, and one man confused and embittered by the new rules. RooshV. It’s a name you might have heard. RooshV (real name: Daryush Valizadeh) is an infamous anti-feminist, “Pick-Up Artist”(PUA), and self-admitted rapist who’s known mostly for his extremist misogynistic views, views he expresses loudly and often both on … Read moreRooshV, feminism, and the new rules of romance