Monthly Archives: October 2014

The role of women in Christianity and Rome

Having finished Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, I have revised my ideas on early Christian misogyny and sexual mores. According to what I learned growing up in the church, Romans were notoriously immoral people. Sexually immoral, of course, but they were violent and pretty barbaric when it came to treatment of their own people. Continue reading

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Have you REALLY thought about it?

It’s a funny thing, about the internet. I couldn’t tell you how I stumbled onto the vast majority of what I find. In trying to figure out how and when exactly I started following Defeating the Dragons, it’s a bit hazy. I’m pretty sure I followed a link from LoveJoyFeminism at some point. And I found my way there via Pharyngula. No idea what first drew me to PZ’s blog, though.

In addition to following her blog, I follow Samantha on Twitter and she has complained of, on at least a couple occasions I’m aware of, internet atheists being total assholes (roughly paraphrased…)

It’s the latest of these that prompts a resurrecting, as it were, of this blog. Continue reading

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