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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#mencallmethings: “fat ass,” “bitch,” “rot in hell”

Date: May 22, 2015, 9:43 pm
Content note: misogynist, homophobic, ableist, sizeist harassment Asshole in email (no, Im not going to name him), replying to my recent essay on AlterNet, 7 Things People Who Say They’re ‘Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal’ Don’t Understand: How the hell are you qualified to write ANYTHING about conservatives? You should pull your head out of […]

7 Things People Who Say They’re ‘Fiscally Conservative But Socially Liberal’ Don’t Understand

Date: May 21, 2015, 8:39 pm
Social and economic issues are deeply intertwined. “Well, I’m conservative, but I’m not one of those racist, homophobic, dripping-with-hate Tea Party bigots! I’m pro-choice! I’m pro-same-sex-marriage! I’m not a racist! I just want lower taxes, and smaller government, and less government regulation of business. I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal.” How many liberals and progressives […]

The “Mad Men” Finale, and Why Peggy and Stan Are Not Going to Have a Storybook Ending

Date: May 20, 2015, 7:47 pm
I’ve been reading reviews and analyses of the “Mad Men” series finale, “Person to Person.” And there is an important thing about the Peggy-and-Stan romance that ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS GETTING RIGHT. Yes, I am right and they are wrong. This is not opinion, this is OBJECTIVE FACT, and I will stand by it until my […]

“Great ideas for living life in the face of our mortality”: Amazon Customer Review of “Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God”

Date: May 20, 2015, 7:02 pm
Got a really nice customer review on Amazon of Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God. Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has 21 Amazon customer reviews, and 18 are either four or five stars.) Here’s what O. Blacklock had to say: Great ideas for living life […]

Mad Men Finale: Feels, Thoughts, and Questions

Date: May 19, 2015, 8:00 pm
I just watched the Mad Men finale for the second time. I’m having feels and thoughts and questions, and I want to discuss them. Posting them below the jump, so as not to spoiler. 1. I’m assuming that that the clear implication from the final scene is that Don goes back to McCann, and creates […]