Secular Woman - March 18, 2015
The mission of Secular Woman is to amplify the voice, presence and influence of non-religious women in all aspects of society.
Jadehawk - March 8, 2015
Intersectionality has become a popular concept in social justice activism in the recent years. Many activists, writers, and others concerned with social justice have incorporated this concept, sometimes as an actual working tool in their repertoire, sometimes merely as a label allowing another easy grab at the "ally" cookie jar. This widespread popularity is a positive development, in that looking at the whole kyriarchy is a necessity when the goal is equality and human rights for everyone, not just for your own little social corner.
Secular Woman - January 30, 2015
By Amy Cook
Dear Feminist 8 Ball,
Can you give the following questions the consideration they deserve?
Mike Buchanan*, UK
Thanks for writing! I received your list of questions and have provided the best answers available to me. Being an 8 Ball, the answers are, of course, succinct. Enjoy!
1. Are you a misogynist if you only hate feminists?
It is certain.
2. What is feminism in the modern era?
3. How do radical feminists view the world?
Monette Richards - September 26, 2014
Katha Pollitt's recent article in the Nation, Atheists Show Their Sexist Side, examines the way women are viewed and treated within the atheist community. Her comment about Dawkins' twitter feed was so dead on, I had to tweet it. Thus spawned #TheirSexistSide.
(If the embed doesn't work for you, you can view it here.)
E A Higgins - August 1, 2014
Recently there has been a series of images circulating the internet depicting a number of women holding signs explaining why they do not utilize birth control. While one or two of the reasons given can be seen as rational (e.g. they want to be “organic” and hormone free), there are many of the statements that are not only highly illogical, but also downright offensive.
Anonymous (not verified) - July 31, 2014
Now, obviously there is a taboo on the removing of fundamental human rights from anyone, but as freethinkers I think we should be able to ask this question without heated emotions but with cool logic.
Julia Burke - July 28, 2014
Once you commit yourself to social awareness in your politics, words, and actions, it can be easy to think everyone around you has had all the answers forever and you’ll never catch up.
The truth is, however, everyone has been through phases that we’d now reject, and we’re all still growing and making mistakes and trying to learn to just admit our own errors without getting defensive. Most of all, we’ve all internalized problematic ways of thinking, and it’s hard to shake those mindsets while living in a world that frequently rewards and perpetuates them.
Secular Woman - May 12, 2014
SW: How did you get started making ceramics?
ADR: I first began working in clay by helping my mother, Charlene. At the time, my mother had a small home business that made porcelain awards for horse shows. I was really, very influenced by her work even though I probably didn't know it early on. Her highly detailed work has without a doubt influenced my artwork today.
Monette Richards - April 8, 2014
Soraya Chemaly is a feminist activist who writes about gender and culture. She appears all over the internet, in places like The Guardian, Ms. Magazine, CNN, Salon, and The Huffington Post, and sits on our Advisory Council. Soraya will be at Women in Secularism 3 where she will be talking about Gender and Free Expression, Intersectionality and Humanism, and Online Activism.
Anonymous (not verified) - April 6, 2014
By Connie Torrisi
Recently, I read Greta Christina’s book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? The book goes through a long list of things that make Christina angry toward religious believers. I must admit, that I also find many of the same things quite irritating. I become frustrated when people insist on believing in supernatural beings and a host of other superstitions that are totally lacking in evidential support.