It has long been a truism in the advertising world that men may make the money, but women control the purse strings, just watch any episode of Mad Men. All you have to do to see the truth of this is to look at those popular Old Spice/… Read full post »
- Columbia, South Carolina, USA
- May 23
- Ashley is currently getting her PhD in Mass Communication from USC, with a focus on social media and film. She’s also active in the skeptic and atheist communities and gives occasional speeches on the subject. She graduated cum laude from Emory University before getting her MFA at FSU’s Film Conservatory. She is a writer and film editor; she’s worked in feature development, reality TV, short films, web series, and writing online news & opinion pieces.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Racism, homophobia, and how I
lost my dad last week
December 03, 2012 09:01AM
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June 11, 2012 05:19PM
- Aren’t you making it up? –
Why women don’t report
June 06, 2012 03:14PM
- Ukulele Video Time! Adele
June 05, 2012 07:04PM
- DJ Fact Correction
June 02, 2012 11:38AM
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favoritest compliment of the
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n - If I thought
November 03, 2011 05:45PM
- “@Don My point is that
having these phrases as
November 03, 2011 11:03AM
- “I do think she's
well-educated and has a lot to
otherwise I wouldn't
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Ashley F. Miller's Links
So, I’ve gotten an Asus eee tab transformer, which is a lot of words that essentially mean a tablet and laptop in one.Â It’s pretty boss.Â I mean, I’ve only had it for about an hour, so I’m sure there are some things I’m going to grow to hate.Â The fact… Read full post »
Day one here
Friday, in the wee hours of the morning, right after I’d gotten to sleep, there was some sort of major commotion on the 8th floor of the Hyatt, very near to my room.Â I’m not sure what it was, but I was told hotel security was called and… Read full post »
What a crazy weekend that was. Â So crazy that I’m writing about it what, on Thursday? Â Yeah, I was tweeting, hello, busy! Â In fact, nothing I’m going to say here wasn’t said with worse grammar and lack of access to spell check earlier.
I landed at Ronald Reagan airport (DCA) and… Read full post »
26. The Lost Gospel of Judas – Bart Ehrman
This book is very similar to most of Ehrman’s other books, but it focuses a bit on the Gospel of Judas. Â It’s an interesting subject, if only because seriously, Judas had to do what he did for Jesus to save humanity, so… Read full post »
Supernumerary, a film that showed recently at the Newport Beach Festival and garnered a great review on TFD News, is a 26 minute long short that was produced by an old friend of mine from High School, Alexandra Creswick. Â Though I call her Alex, but IMDB tells me it’s Alexandra…
Not really, but basically. Â He’s killed Osama Bin Laden, and I’ve got to tell you, this is almost as big as 9/11 or JFK. Â If this was mid-afternoon, I think we’d all be cheering and popping champagne and making out. Â All the politically and religiously and nationally different pe… Read full post »
I’ve had a very strange day. Â I have a lot I’m supposed to be working on, but I’ve found myself in the middle of this tragedy playing out in Columbia, SC today. Â You hear about shootings and tragedies on the news, maybe you, like me, find them disturbing and fascina… Read full post »
I know you all can’t get enough creepy messages, right? Â So here’s the best of my collection, the greatest message I’ve ever gotten from a complete stranger. Â Can you handle it? Â Bolds are mine!
It’s come to my attention that people (women) often say that one of the… Read full post »
Oh, internet, you never fail to bring me something creepy on a regular basis. A message from a man I've never met:
Wanna go out in the boat on saturday? really, you seem cool and itd be a great time with lots of people around so you wouldnt have… Read full post »
There are few things more difficult for the skeptic to let go of than their faith in their own intelligence. After all, recognizing the untruth of something lots of people believe in (gods, psychics, bigfoots) does give one a sense of intellectual superiority. I've certainly… Read full post »
1. What script did you win with, what’s it about, what do you love about it?
My… Read full post »
Originally posted at SheThought.
I hate writing about feminist issues, because every time I do I get accused of being a feminazi or caring more about women than men, or of buying into victim culture, or any number of accusations that come with the territory.Â Feminism isn’t… Read full post »
How do you resolve the question of suffering? Why do so many people suffer for no apparent reason? Does anyone who doesn’t believe in Jesus go to hell? If it’s “free will”, why are we made so poorly in the first place?
Do you think homosexuals are evil? Is the… Read full post »
Are you following @BronxZoosCobra? If you’re unfamiliar with the story, the Bronx Zoo has lost a rather venomous snake*, an Egyptian Cobra, and in the ensuing New York panic, an incredibly clever person created a Twitter account in the name of the snake. Despite the fact that @Bron… Read full post »
Google has apparently not learned its lesson when it comes to getting involved in social ventures, and is rolling out a new feature called the +1 button, which is essentially equivalent to Facebook’s “Like” button. If you’ve got a Google profile, you can see what your f… Read full post »
I refute that with every fibre of my being. The actual answer is a field â€“
No, you can’t refute. That’s bad grammar, that, Stephen. To refute, you have to provide evidence.
You mean “rebut”.
No, I mean “repudiate”… Read full post »
These have nothing to do with anything, except I found them when trying to find a picture of a skeptical baby. And that makes them even awesomer than they already were. Which is pretty awesome.
I bring you the Waiting for Godot video game.
You may recall a couple months ago, an online video game based on The Great Gatsby went viral. It is a strange game, and I watched someone play through the entire thing. Because I'm more a game connoisseur than a… Read full post »
I read this really fascinating article about children and the ages at which they are prone to believing in the supernatural. So often we think of faith as childlike, and no matter what religion or superstitions you hold to, those of other people always seems silly and naive. Something a… Read full post »
I'm so late on all of this, but I'm going to talk about it anyway.
1. The stay will not be lifted on performing gay marriages in California. It's been so long since the argument before the ninth, that one might easily have forgotten that we were a hairsbreadth… Read full post »
Alright, admittedly, I made the mistake of clicking on a CNN headline about Newt Gingrich and "atheists". Atheists is in quotes there because CNN seems to only share that word when it's in quotes. I know better than going to CNN, and I know better than reading stories abou… Read full post »
I'm going to have a busy summer!
Secular Coalition for America's Summit in Washington DC from May 19-21. I haven't been to DC since I was 13, so this is exciting, and I've been invited as Future Leader and will get to talk strategy, which is… Read full post »