Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Three Things That People Are Afraid Of...

As you may or may not know, I am a stand-up comic in my free time...sometimes. Most of the time, I lounge around the house reading my Walking Dead comics or Harry Potter, but sometimes, I'm a comic. When I'm on stage, I talk about the three things that people are most afraid of: feminism, atheism and Detroit. There are many misconceptions about each of those things.

People from out of state are afraid of you if you live in Detroit. Now, I live about 2 miles away from Detroit, but I just want to clear up that not all of us are murderers. I have never seen someone get shot and I have never seen a crime be committed (unless you count that one time my best friend in first grade stole a candy bar from Farmer Jack). In fact, that only time that someone I know was murdered, I lived in the boonies about an hour and a half outside the city. People have seriously asked me this. These are actual misconceptions that people have told me.

As far as misconceptions go, here's another one: I am a good person. I donate to charity, I help out with different things in my community and as far as I know, I have never eaten a baby. I am a vegetarian, so baby carrots are the closest I get. My atheism has nothing to do with morality.

I also have never burned a bra. I wear lipstick, I shave various parts of my body and I even have a boyfriend. I don't hate men. I do have a cat, but I also have a puppy and a lizard. I really don't fit into the stereotypes.

Seriously. If you think you know everything about these things, but you don't know someone who's a feminist, or an atheist, or even from Detroit, you should probably do a little research. To be honest, you probably already know an atheist or feminist.

Think about it.


Sunday, March 25, 2012


Hello!!! Welcome!!! My name is Kari and I have started this blog to expand on atheism, feminism and other things that I think are important or just plain silly or funny. I am doing this because I just got back from Reason Rally and one of the things that was said at the rally was that we need to "come out of the closet" about our atheism. Well, the people that are closest to me already know. I do not hide my atheism, I will tell you if you ask, but I am still terrified at what will happen if certain people find out. Today I decided "no more," as soon as I got home I changed my facebook "religious views" from "Rock and Roll" to "None (atheism is not a religion)." I am waiting for the fallout.