Shameless

Secular Woman, through our project Abort Theocracy, has launched a campaign aimed at eliminating stigma and encouraging people to talk openly, shamelessly, about their reproductive health experiences. The campaign is, appropriately, called #ShameLESS. We are sharing your stories throughout the year with memes which you can share via social media, as well as publishing your stories on our sister site aborttheocracy.com.
 

White Privlege

Managing White Identity

Take home: Your White friends and family do know they are White, and they probably know about privilege; the issue is that it’s a problematic identity and so denial and distancing strategies are often used.

At Secular Woman, we are concerned with intersectionality. For people concerned with issues of social justice, the idea that we all may have various kinds of privilege has become common and influential.

[Major Mike banner]
 
 
Here’s my idea for the next atheist billboard:
 
I'm an atheist...and you suck!

"I'm an atheist...and you suck!"*

This week in the member's only group we were talking about (curated links):
 

Black & white hands grip

Solutions to racist police violence and the mass incarceration of people of color ultimately lie with whites interrogating ourselves about our participation in the social, cultural and political systems that sustain racism—and committing to doing something about it.

There are many interesting and insightful conversations happening in the members only group about a variety of topics.  Want to know what we are talking about? This weekly series will highlight a few articles that members found interesting. 
 
Curated Links:

18th century color drawing of a crowd of French women with pitchforks, bayonets and a canon

To politicize something means to inject politics into a previously politics-free subject. "Politics" in this context can mean several things. At the most straightforward, it means connecting a thing to electoral or legislative issues, e.g. using the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to talk about the US-Mexico border in order to convince people to vote for conservative candidates and endorse conservative immigration laws.

We are starting a new series:  What are we Talking About?
 
There are many interesting and insightful conversations happening in the members only group about a variety of topics.  Want to know what we are talking about? This weekly series will highlight a few articles that members found interesting.
 
Curated Links:

Someone is ANGRY on the Internet! (apologies to xkcd)

 

Richard Dawkins is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.

 

What's made him so mad? Petty American Feminists who get angry over nothing.

 

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