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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Venue: The Coffee Ministry
3 Royale Place, Don Antonio Drive, Quezon City 1127 (across Ever Gotesco Mall)
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Topics:
– Davao proposing to ban burqas in malls http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/815439/davao-eyes-banning-burqas-in-malls
– The ethics of harm reduction drug policies http://interaksyon.com/article/132311/hontiveros-pitches-harm-reduction-strategy-vs-drug-problem
– Ban private cars during rush hour? http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/video/384127/saksi/private-vehicles-balak-ipagbawal-sa-edsa-tuwing-rush-hour
– Calling persons with disabilities “inspirational” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/video/2016/sep/07/its-time-to-stop-calling-disabled-people-inspirational-video
– 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 0928 872 0020 / 0920 975 0092

* 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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France Bans Burqinis | FF Podcast

France Bans Burqinis | FF Podcast

This week, we talk about France’s burqini ban. We talk about oppressive rules about women’s clothing and where to strike the balance between freedom of religion and protecting people from coercive religious beliefs.

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Filipino Freethinkers Condemns Davao Terrorist Attack

Filipino Freethinkers Condemns Davao Terrorist Attack

The Filipino Freethinkers condemn the attack in Davao. This attack was recently claimed by Islamist terrorists allied with the Abu Sayyaf, calling themselves Daulat Ul Islamiya. They have made demands of installing Islamic hadiths as laws for the Philippine nation and its people.

We strongly denounce the use of violence as a coercive tool for political agendas over peaceful solutions respecting human rights. We strongly denounce the demand to impose sectarian beliefs of any stripe on our ostensibly secular nation.

We express our condolences for the victims of this attack and share with them our grief in the loss of innocent lives.

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, September 4, 2016

Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, September 4, 2016

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Venue: Uno Morato, Garden Area GYY Building, #1 Tomas Morato Ave, Quezon City
Waze link: http://mobile-web.world.waze.com/en_GB/meetup/location?h=wdw54nm22
PWD Friendly? Yes
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Topics:
-Burkini ban [http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/30/europe/french-mayor-cogolin-burkini-ban/]
-How have your views on dating changed over time? [http://www.npr.org/2016/07/10/485432485/former-evangelical-pastor-rethinks-his-approach-to-courtship]
-Dictator denialism [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/argentina-denial-dirty-war-genocide-mauricio-macri]
– Raunchy Topic

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 0928 872 0020 / 0920 975 0092

* 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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What’s up with Catholic schools? | FF Podcast

What’s up with Catholic schools? | FF Podcast

It’s back to school this month. This week, we’re talking about Catholic schools and how freethinkers fit in a country that’s dominated by Catholic educational institutions.

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, August 7, 2016

Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Venue: Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/h9hYyb6cgku
PWD Friendly? Not really
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: 2:30PM – 5:30PM

Topics:
– How to treat Duterte supporters
– HIV in the Philippines [https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/05/17/dispatches-philippines-unaddressed-hiv-epidemic]
– Trump, Duterte and neo-populism [http://time.com/4324098/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-president-donald-trump-human-rights-immigration/]
– Raunchy Topic

Got questions about the meetup?
Contact us at 0928 872 0020 / 0920 975 0092

* 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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Internet Lynch Mobs Against the Innocent | FF Podcast

Internet Lynch Mobs Against the Innocent | FF Podcast

This week, we talk about the false accusation Top Gear Philippines made concerning a road rage incident. We also talk about how violence has become an acceptable response nowadays.

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Dealing with Duterte Supporters | FF Podcast

Dealing with Duterte Supporters | FF Podcast

This week, we talk about dealing with Duterte supporters. We discuss the best ways to deal with political disagreements and whether it is right to judge people for political opinions.

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Can Sulu Be Gay? | FF Podcast

Can Sulu Be Gay? | FF Podcast

This week, we talk about Hikaru Sulu and his portrayal as gay in the next Star Trek movie. We also discuss how LGBTs, people of color, and minorities are depicted in popular culture.

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, July 10, 2016

Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Sunday, July 10, 2016

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Venue: Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/h9hYyb6cgku
PWD Friendly? Not really
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Topics:
– Brexit
“Radical Islam” and what that really looks like
The science behind racism (or lack thereof)
Loan sharks, nude photos and China
– Raunchy Topic

Got questions about the meetup?
Contact us at 0928 872 0020 / 0920 975 0092

* 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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Mourning Orlando | FF Podcast

Mourning Orlando | FF Podcast

This week, we have Sharmila Parmanand and Leloy Claudio to talk about the massacre in Orlando that targeted an LGBT club, killing 49 people. We talk about homophobia and how religion and macho society might be its prime drivers.

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Badjao Girl Exploited? | FF Podcast

Badjao Girl Exploited? | FF Podcast

This week we talk about Badjao Girl and Friends. We discuss whether she’s being exploited and how someone’s attractiveness may affect our ability to empathize.

Link

http://www.philstar.com:8080/supreme/2016/06/04/1589735/we-need-talk-about-badjao-girl-and-friends

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Duterte Catcalls | FF Podcast

Duterte Catcalls | FF Podcast

This week, Sharmila Parmanand joins us to talk about Duterte’s recent catcalling incident. We talk about freedom of expression and what we should expect from the President of the Philippines.

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Filipino Freethinkers Meetup, Saturday, June 11, 2016

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Venue: Uno Morato, Garden Area GYY Building, #1 Tomas Morato Ave, Quezon City

Waze link: http://mobile-web.world.waze.com/en_GB/meetup/location?h=wdw54nm22
PWD Friendly? Yes
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Topics:
– Does empathy make you a better person? [http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/474588/why-empathy-is-a-bad-thing/]
– “Be Yourself” [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/opinion/sunday/unless-youre-oprah-be-yourself-is-terrible-advice.html?smid=fb-share]
– Mariz Umali being catcalled (watch out for the podcast on June 10!)
– Raunchy Topic

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 0928 872 0020 / 0920 975 0092

* 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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