I’m a Skeptic. And I’m Damn Proud.
This week I’ve read a few too many comments disparaging Skeptics as uncaring, victim-blamers by people who seem to think that they have the moral high ground (they don’t). As these tribal conflicts often do, it left me even more proud to identify primarily as a Skeptic and I felt the urge to express that pride. So I did what geeks usually do in that situation.
This time I used Zazzle instead of spending hours at home making these things. I also realized that I’m not alone with these feelings, so I added them to a Zazzle store to let others order similar pieces.
I also added the design that I wore at Dragon*Con the last two years–a design that many people expressed an interest in wearing themselves.
I do make a 5% commission on these pieces (the default), so I might be able to pay for a month’s hosting fees if a dozen people order something, but this is clearly not a way to cash in on Skeptic pride. It is, however, a way for all of us to show solidarity and strength without ruffling anyone else’s feathers.