The Women In Secularism Conference

Ashley F. Miller did us all a terrific service and extensively live-blogged the Women in Secularism conference held last weekend in DC. I’ve read chunks of it and it’s quite interesting. Here are all the links for your perusal: Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V, and Part VI. And, finally, there is her post-conference recap.

The biggest story coming out of the conference is related to Jen McCreight’s revelation that she has been warned away from various prominent atheist speakers due to frequent whispers that they sexually harass women at conferences. This story has gotten a lot of attention here at Freethought Blogs, some of it leading to surprisingly quick positive results. Here are the blog posts on the subject so far:

Zero Intolerance (Almost Diamonds)

Making It Safer in the Meantime (Almost Diamonds)

Flirting, sex, and lines: removing skeeze from the movement (What Would JT Do)

Dealing with badly behaving speakers (Blag Hag)

Real Progress (Almost Diamonds)

There is no blacklist (Pharyngula)

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.