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Stephanie Van Dyk

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Stephanie Van Dyk is an undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia, studying math and computer science. She worries about the state of science, feminism, the environment and knitting in our society. Stephanie writes Casting Off and is the current VP Communications of UBC Freethinkers.


Pastor Defends Spousal Rape, Upsets Everyone

July 29, 2011

Here's something that will make you choke on your drink. So put it down and take a breath first.

The following was published in a local Alaskan paper. It was written by Pastor (pastor!) Ron Hamman, writing about a case of spousal rape:

"The next question we need to ask is to whom does the body belong? While in our day of feminism it is asserted that a woman’s body is her own. Biblically speaking, this is only true prior to marriage..."

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Greenpeace Destroys Research, Loses My Support

July 20, 2011

I used to give money to Greenpeace. It started with those people with vests and binders who target pedestrians for donations. One man, with dreadlocks and awesome facial piercings, informed me that a $12/month donation would get me a free t-shirt. I agreed. I like the environment and I like tshirts.

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