humanism

The words people cling to

The important point here is that we shouldn’t accept superficially casual dismissals of ‘vocabulary wars,’ ‘fetishization,’ or ‘language policing.’ We should look closely at the words people cling to with the most tenacity, even as they try to sound blas? about it..

Well done rationalia forum, you’re my final Skeptic straw

A page on this blog is now titled “Critical Thinking” instead of its previous title “Skepticism”, because that name has become tarnished by the long-lasting and widespread ‘Skepchicks should STFU’ campaign being waged by so-called “skeptics” and “rationalists” who reject the utility of applying critical thinking to social structures, at least if that critical thinking is being done by feminists.

Creeping secularisation

All over the news in Australia today: the Girl Guides of Australia have removed references to God and the Queen from their pledge.

Somewhat in the news in the USA last week: a new activist network for Secular Women was announced.