Archive | March, 2015

FF Podcast 66 (Audio): Hens and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

FF Podcast 66 (Audio): Hens and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

FF Podcast 66: Hens and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

What is a “hen”? Sweden has added a gender-neutral pronoun to their language. We talk about this and whether measures like this impacts gender equality in culture and society.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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FF Podcast 66: Hens and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

FF Podcast 66: Hens and Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Sweden is adding the pronoun “hen” to their dictionaries. This week we talk about Sweden and gender-sensitive language.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast feed

Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

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FF Podcast 65 (Audio): Decriminalizing Adultery

FF Podcast 65 (Audio): Decriminalizing Adultery

FF Podcast 65: Decriminalizing adultery

In the Philippines, adultery is a crime. This week, we discuss adultery and what reforms have been suggested.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast (Audio) feed

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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast (Audio) on iTunes

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FF Podcast 65: Decriminalizing Adultery

FF Podcast 65: Decriminalizing Adultery

The Philippines has strange laws about adultery. This week, we discuss adultery and what reforms have been suggested.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Location: Holy Trinity Church, 48 McKinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Google Map: http://goo.gl/wCMAl

Topics:
-Is kindness benevolent sexism? [http://jamesmsama.com/2015/03/12/kindness-is-not-sexism-so-get-over-it/]
-Should adultery be decriminalized? [http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/opinion/2015/03/09/malilong-matter-adultery-396562]
-Should use/possession of almost all drugs be decriminalized? [http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/03/uk-should-begin-decriminalising-drugs-richard-branson-nick-clegg]
-What do you think about choreplay? [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/relationships/11475357/Choreplay-if-men-want-more-sex-they-should-do-the-laundry-first.html]
– Raunchy Topic of the Week

After the meetup we usually go for dinner and drinks somewhere nearby. If you’re not a meetup regular and can’t make it for the meetup but would like to go for the post meetup, please indicate on a post in the wall or comment so we can contact you.

Got questions about the meetup? Contact us at 0927 323 3532

* Newbies are welcome, and admission to the meetup is free. (Note: this does not apply to the food and other activities we may be having)
* Early birds get to play board/video/party games with the group.
* Look for the FF sign (or the group of smart, sexy people).
* There is no required age, religion, philosophy, or IQ level.
* Discussions are informal yet intelligent (most of the time).
* You don’t have to talk; you can just sit in and listen.

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FF Podcast 64 (Audio): Google Ranks Truthiness

FF Podcast 64 (Audio): Google Ranks Truthiness

FF Podcast 64: Google ranks truthiness

Alternative medicine practitioners and conservatives are worried — Google is coming out with an algorithm that ranks truthfulness in articles.

You may also download the podcast file here.

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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast (Audio) feed

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Filipino Freethinkers Podcast (Audio) on iTunes

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FF Podcast 64: Google Ranks Truthiness

FF Podcast 64: Google Ranks Truthiness

Google is coming out with an algorithm that ranks truthfulness in articles, worrying some alt-med practitioners and conservatives.

You may also download the podcast file here.

Filipino Freethinkers Podcast feed

Filipino Freethinkers Podcast feed

Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

Filipino Freethinkers podcast on iTunes

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Venue: Breadtalk, Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan City
Google Map: http://bit.ly/1j2rdf6
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Time: 2:30-5:30PM

Topics:
-Should we abolish ladies’ night?
-Inheritance tax [http://www.gulf-times.com/opinion/189/details/429395/inequality-is-on-the-rise-in-japan]
-Manslaughter = encouraging suicide [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-it-a-crime-to-encourage-suicide-unusual-massachusetts-case-of-conrad-roy-and-michelle-carter/]
-Hikikomori/Acute social withdrawal [http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fight-to-save-japans-young-shut-ins-1422292138]
– Raunchy Topic of the Week

After the meetup we usually go for dinner and drinks somewhere nearby. If you’re not a meetup regular and can’t make it for the meetup but would like to go for the post meetup, please indicate on a post in the wall or comment so we can contact you.

Got questions about the meetup? Contact us at 0927 323 3532

* Newbies are welcome, and admission to the meetup is free. (Note: this does not apply to the food and other activities we may be having)
* Early birds get to play board/video/party games with the group.
* Look for the FF sign (or the group of smart, sexy people).
* There is no required age, religion, philosophy, or IQ level.
* Discussions are informal yet intelligent (most of the time).
* You don’t have to talk; you can just sit in and listen.

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