Sunday, 29 November 2015

Sunni Leader: Gender Equality Against Islam!

Hey Muslim ladies! Confused about your place in the world? Maybe you've been misled by those Western feminists and all their ideas about gender equality? Well, Kanthapuram Aboobacker Musliyar is a Sunni scholar who has the answers for you. So relax dears, don't stress your woman-thinky-boxes with concerns about your careers! Go find a man, marry him and get that baby factory pumping. Right now!
Addressing a Sunni students’ camp in Kozhikode, the orthodox Sunni leader said, “Where has man-woman equality taken place? It is not going to happen. Gender equality is against Islam, society and human kindness.”
See, equality is not nice. Why force wimpy women types to be in control of their own destinies or whatever? I mean, you're really setting yourself up for failure.
“Women doctors can do general medicine or manage pediatrics. But they don’t have the courage for big surgical interventions,’’ he said. 
Aboobacker suggests that women are much more suited to pushing babies out of their vaginas - something he doesn't apparently believe takes as much courage. I beg to differ. The thought of pushing a baby out of my body scares the shit out of me and I have no idea how women have enough guts to do it - even if they are the ones with vaginas.
“The world is controlled by men. Women have strength in other areas… They can deliver babies. Only women can nurture babies. Her duty is to rear children and feed the husband,’’ Musliyar said. 
What a fucking insulting thing to say. As a man, I was able to nurture and love my child. It is also my duty to help raise my child and I have been known to feed my wife as well. Of course, this is all part of this evil equality which is anti-Islamic. It's true that women are the only ones who can have babies, but there are plenty of tasks that can be shared.
Referring to a recent controversy over segregation of girls and boys in a Muslim-run college, the orthodox Muslim leader said the demand that girls and boys be allowed to sit together was meant to destroy Islam. 
Could Aboobacker just be a bit squeamish around ladies? I mean, will girls and boys sitting next to each other really destroy Islam? Exactly what's keeping this religion intact if people with different bits sitting within proximity of each other can undermine it?

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Friday, 27 November 2015

Podcast 19 - A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Skepticon

This week I have a new guest on the show - it's me! Sean McGuire is a blogger and podcaster who went to Skepticon and had a few exciting adventures along the way.

Skepticon ruled and he enjoyed every second of it! He also loved Springfield because the people were super friendly and upbeat! He'll be back next year for sure! For now though, he'd like to share with you a few of of the bumps he encountered along the way because he's just a Canadian who never travels anywhere!

Don't blame him, he doesn't travel much!

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I had a wonderful time at this year’s Skepticon, which was the first I’ve ever attended. Still, things were a little bumpy on the way there from Montreal. In my first solo episode, I recount my cold-meds enhanced middle-of-the-night adventure to Springfield, Missouri! Please note that I really did enjoy everything about Skepticon! The conference is well worth the trip and I will be back! The people in Springfield are also amazingly friendly! This monologue is just a little side info about my eventful trip there!


Intro Music: ‘The Gods Have Thirst’ by Les Sans Culottes (

Outro Music: ‘Black Elk Mountain’ by Twizzle (

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

I'll Be Scaling Back The Blogging For The Next Bit...

Regular readers have probably noticed that the post frequency around here has gone down. I noticed it as well. For awhile, I've found myself looking for material to post - at least one thing a day. It all started seeming like work.

In the past week, I've been sick with a cold/flu/plague and then attended Skepticon and I was going to blog about it - but again, it felt like an obligation and not something I truly wanted to do.

Furthermore, I've got some rather life altering personal matters which are sapping up enormous amounts of energy.

So I'm having difficulty meeting my one post per day quota I made for myself awhile ago - back when I cared about the hit count on the blog way too much. In fact, I'm having difficulty making my one podcast per week quota as well.

So, I've decided to let myself take a little break for now from the blogging. I'll still blog, but I'll need to have something I truly am yearning to blog about. It's the least I can do for my readers.

I intend to put what little spare time I have into the podcast. It's a medium change and I'm having fun with it. I'd like to see where that takes me. Perhaps I'll keep up My Secret Atheist Blog or perhaps I'll branch out a new, more generic programme called Hangin' With Sean or something. We'll see.

Thanks so much to my readers! Don't worry, I'm pretty sure that after a rest I'll be back. It might not be precisely the same sort of blog, but maybe that's for the better.

Now... If you would like to CONTRIBUTE A GUEST POST or be on the podcast, perhaps it might just help get me back in the game.

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