The problem with PETA

As part of this week’s series of organisations that are getting a blog-punch in the face, I am finally posting this article I wrote on Peta a while ago and that I actually remembered to post. So huzzah etc. After the Bullshit! Episode about PETA, July 2011 It is difficult, as someone who does try…

Love Song for the Internet

I’ll be the first person to say I suffer from Facebook envy and Twitter confusion. I see everyone’s photos of their trips and their parties, their excellent events and adventures and I can’t help feeling just a little pathetic in comparison. And with Twitter, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the information that ticks…

Us Uppity Bitches

There are times when the things I believe in seem to be pointless, like spitting in the ocean. But then I read Deva’s contribution here, and then I decided to add a few badges to my blog. Then I decided that I’m actually still very much plugged into these fields, though I try to be…

The Insidious Nature of Chain Mail

I have a Blackberry. With it comes Facebook, Twitter, BBIM, Whatsapp, email, mms and sms. Seven ways for me to get chain mails, seven ways for people to ask me to pray and pass on. Usually they are sent to me by loved friends and family who are much nicer people than I am and…

Saluting the Vanguards

It is often noted that the major religions are divided in and of themselves. Each religion has many groups, each with a different take on the main text of that religion, each applying it differently to their lives and to their treatment of their own and outsiders. The same applies to atheism, a movement that…