Category Archives: Atheist Community

Why I’m a Patriarch First

This post is a response of sorts to Libby Anne’s piece “Why I’m a Feminist First” at Love, Joy, Feminism. I am a patriarch, a supporter of patriarchy, first and an atheist second. I do very much identify with being … Continue reading

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Censorship at Libby Anne’s Love, Joy, Feminism Blog

Well, I have some news to report. I have been censored at Libby Anne’s blog Love, Joy, Feminism. Perhaps this is not news at all; it is simply what is to be expected. It is the first time however I … Continue reading

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How Women’s Concerns Can Best be Advanced through Secularism

This post is in response to the panel at Women in Secularism 2 titled “How Women’s Concerns Can Best Be Advanced within the Context of a Secular Agenda.” The panel was mostly focused on feminist political concerns, mostly abortion and … Continue reading

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The Destructive Fantasy of Gender Equality in the Secular Movement

What would gender equality look like? That is the question the panel “Gender Equality in the Secular Movement” centered around at the Women in Secularism 2 conference. Of course to me “gender equality” is a dystopian nightmare; something that fortunately … Continue reading

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Amanda Marcotte’s Claim that Atheism Leads to Feminism

Amanda Marcotte’s presentation at Women in Secularism 2 “How Feminism Makes Better Skeptics” is based on the idea that historically secularism and feminism have been tied together; that many of the early feminists were atheists; that scientific based empirical data … Continue reading

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Women Leaving Religion Leaving Moral Values Behind?

I just got done watching the “Women Leaving Religion” panel at the Women in Secularism 2 conference. The theme of the panel was the experience of various women who grew up in religious contexts or who were prominent figures in … Continue reading

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To be Good is what Matters and the Virtue of Micro Aggressions

This is part two of my critique of Rebecca Goldstein’s talk “The Mattering Map: Religion, Humanism, and Moral Progress” at the Women in Secularism 2 conference. I am starting things off with a quote from the lecture where Rebecca Goldstein … Continue reading

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