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Pseudonyms are essential online

[Trigger warning for discussions of online and IRL abuse and violence]

Does Google+ hate women?

Ok, that title is way over the top to get your attention.* BUT. I do want to talk about what the “no pseudonyms” policy adopted at G+ means for women, LGBT folk, and civil servants. There […]

A letter to Richard Dawkins from Victims of Sexual Assault.

I have mentioned before that I am a rape survivor.  And that is why I was horrified to see Richard Dawkins display an amazing amount of ignorance and victim-blaming over the last week.  I asked […]

This made me very mad

…and I’m trying to decide what to do about it. I got my page proofs last night for a journal article in an Entomological Society of America journal. Yay!  But here’s what pissed me off […]

Top 5 ways to make me go berzerk

The whole Pharyngula business has made me reflect that there are a few topics that are guaranteed to make me completely go berserk. I really need to remember to just –Stay Out- of some conversation […]

It’s not rape, damn it!

Gah! here’s the lastest headline at New Scientist: Female ducks fight back against raping males. I will say this one more time. With emphasis. Forced copulation in animals is NOT the same as rape in […]

Evidence for my Feminazi lack of humor

You know, the sad thing is, almost this exact thing happened when I was in college…in the 80s. “February 13, 2007, 9:12 AM EST NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — A former college newspaper editor who wrote […]