I was going to post an installment of The Noontide Query, but more important things come first. I owe a big hat-tip to Twitterer @lousycanuck, and the blog page on this site I first saw it, (Here).
Frankly, I’m not interested in this country becoming a theocracy, and political events over the last several decades show some success by the Far Right in attempts to move us in that direction.
More disturbingly, we’re importing it around the world, and religious privilege and entanglement in politics have only gotten worse, despite a burgeoning worldwide rationalist movement.
Sam Ogden, awesome skepd00d and contributing writer for Skepchick, chats with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on such varied subjects as the Universe, scientific literacy, and a host of other topics.
Courtesy of rkwatson‘s YouTube channel. Enjoy, peeps.
Skepchick contributing writer Sam Ogden (a most excellent scepdude) sits with Dr. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education for a wee conversation on a variety of topics relating to the mission of the NCSE and women in science & skepticism. Enjoy, peeps.
Uploaded by rkwatson on Mar 8, 2011
And, presumably, International Women’s Pancake Day. I apologize for any video/audio quality issues. I am still broken, as is my laptop.
International Women’s Day
Equality Now’s 100 Steps to Equality
The Texas GOP Wants to Shrink Government to the Size Where It Can Fit in a Woman’s Vagina
Honor killings in Syria:
UK Women banned from combat:
1/3 of US women in military raped:
Those last few are just to show you what I was showing in the video but you can find good links to all those stories in Equality Now’s 100 Steps.
The final part of the series, sadly starring me since we ran out of actresses. Oh god, the horror! It’s based on an actual post to Reddit.com/r/skeptic.
This short film is one of four Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for skeptics, atheists, and others who need a bit of help when it comes to being social and friendly while still staying true to their (lack of) belief.
This episode stars Rebecca Watson and Sid Rodrigues.
Scripted by Rebecca Watson
Filmed and edited by Charlotte Stoddart
Directed by Adam Rutherford
Title cards by DC Turner
Thanks to Jon Ronson for the location