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Because you can't tell the different by just looking at an atheist, males and females look exactly the same, it's only under their clothes they are different.....oops sorry that's dwarves isn't it.

But seriously I would suggest it's because these types of diagrams are made primarily by male atheists and subconscious sexual discrimination is taking place, what some people would call passive discrimination that people aren't even aware of practicing.

We should all keep that in mind, nicely spotted two dogs, I must admit it didn't occur to me either until you mentioned it.
Hmm...I don't know if it is unconscious discrimination on behalf of the viewer. The designer of the poster perhaps. As a younger, unmarried man I tended to take notice of females, especially ones that I found attractive.

It can be a short hop for someone brought up in a sexist culture to sometimes objectify such people. But now I try just to see a human, regardless of race, gender etc. Unless there is a specific reason to think of a category, such as working out how to address the person as Mr or Ms.

So I don't see how such inattentional blindness is something necessarily to be sorry about. I didn't see the need to identify gender because that was not the purpose of the poster, any more than I worried about the colour of the clothes the people wore.

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From the Fairfax website this morning -

Atheists urge Australians not to joke around by putting Jedi as their religion on the census

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Kylie Sturgess .... president of the Atheist Foundation of Australia, is leading a campaign for people not to treat the census as a joke.

This is because if people fill in the "other" box in the religion section of the census with an answer such as Jedi they are counted as "not defined" rather than "no religion".

Ms Sturgess said this skews the census results by making Australia appear more religious than it is.

"People shouldn't waste their answer," she said.

"Answering the religion question thoughtfully and honestly matters because it benefits all Australians when decisions on how to spend taxpayer dollars are made on sound data that accurately reflects modern-day Australia."

Posters promoting the campaign to tick the "no religion" box say: "If old religious men in robes do not represent you don't mask yourself as 'Jedi'."

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Have they no respect for basic english. "Amount of Australians"? Sheesh.
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Excellent article by Hugh Harris (on the usually execrable Online Opinion).

Very nice dissection in particular of the ridiculous Jensen view.

http://onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=18418
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Most of the emails we've received regarding our campaign have been supportive, but some are not. This one, received this morning, has been the most abusive:
What sort of fuck wits are you people.
By following the absolute retarded instructions you lot of idiots are putting out there, the minor religious groups that will tick that box will also benefit from financial funding and allow them to build more houses of worship.
And if your arrogance and ignorance haven't worked it out by now I'm talking about fucking Muslims.
Stop pushing your lack of any belief on the rest of Australia.



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Most of the emails we've received regarding our campaign have been supportive, but some are not. This one, received this morning, has been the most abusive:
What sort of fuck wits are you people.
By following the absolute retarded instructions you lot of idiots are putting out there, the minor religious groups that will tick that box will also benefit from financial funding and allow them to build more houses of worship.
And if your arrogance and ignorance haven't worked it out by now I'm talking about fucking Muslims.
Stop pushing your lack of any belief on the rest of Australia.



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Most of the emails we've received regarding our campaign have been supportive, but some are not. This one, received this morning, has been the most abusive:
What sort of fuck wits are you people.
By following the absolute retarded instructions you lot of idiots are putting out there, the minor religious groups that will tick that box will also benefit from financial funding and allow them to build more houses of worship.
And if your arrogance and ignorance haven't worked it out by now I'm talking about fucking Muslims.
Stop pushing your lack of any belief on the rest of Australia.



Oh, you so need me to be the person in charge of replying to this sort of thing.

Go for it.
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