Greta Christina

Greta Christina HeadshotGreta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is on the speakers bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and the Center for Inquiry. She is editor of the Best Erotic Comics anthology series, and of Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. Her writing has appeared in multiple magazines and newspapers, including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, Skeptical Inquirer, and numerous anthologies, including Everything You Know About God is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. Her most recent book is Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. You can email her at greta (at) gretachristina (dot) com, and follow her on Twitter at @GretaChristina.

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Why Free Conferences Are Important — And Why You Should Support Skepticon

Date: September 15, 2014, 3:28 pm
Atheist and skeptical conferences matter. They help us find each other and create community. They give organizers and activists a chance to network. They give people who are closeted a place to be themselves, if only for a weekend. They generate ideas. They spread ideas. They’re a testing ground for ideas. They inspire and energize […]

Sam Harris is Just Factually Wrong — Globally, Atheism Has No Gender Split

Date: September 13, 2014, 3:11 am
Sam Harris is just factually wrong. Globally, there is no gender split in atheism. Globally, women and men are religious, not religious, and convinced atheists at about the same rate. In fact, globally, women are slightly more likely to be atheists than men (although that difference is small, probably too small to be significant). In […]

All Greta’s Books On Sale During Mega-Epic Book Tour!

Date: September 9, 2014, 6:22 pm
I’m currently on a mega-epic book tour for Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why: I’m speaking in Grand Rapids, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Cleveland, OH; Amherst, NY; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; and Indianapolis, IN. (Tour details are here — if you’re in or near any of these […]

Greta Speaking in MI, OH, NY, and IN, Sept. 10-17! (Akron Cancelled; A Few Other Changes.) Plus San Francisco, Charlotte NC, Sacramento, Springfield, MO!

Date: September 8, 2014, 7:12 am
I have a mega-epic speaking tour coming up this week in the Midwest and East! I’ll be in Grand Rapids, MI; Farmington Hills, MI; Cleveland, OH; Amherst, NY; Columbus, OH; Cincinnati, OH; and Indianapolis, IN. A couple of changes: The Akron event, unfortunately, has been cancelled. The topic for the Columbus talk has changed: it’s […]

Trans People, Pronouns, and Choosing Between Social Justice and the Chicago Manual of Style

Date: September 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
When it comes to the pronouns we use for transgender people, which is more important — treating marginalized people with basic respect, or following the Chicago Manual of Style? I recently wrote a column for The Humanist magazine, Trans People and Basic Human Respect, in which I made the case (a case that should have […]