Are Men More Likely to Be Secular Than Women?

This is a guest post written by Phil Zuckerman. Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College. His latest book, Living the Secular Life, will be published this December.

As many of you may be well aware, Sam Harrisrecently quoted comments concerning why most of his fans tend to be male set off some serious criticisms; Greta Christina’s condemnation of Harris was particularly stinging.

The issue of whether or not men tend to be more secular than women is clearly a hot-button issue; people can be easily outraged or offended by related insinuations, declarations, or interpretations when it comes to the proclivities of men and women to be more or less religious or secular. And women within the secular movement (or any movement) have a right to be hyper-vigilant when it comes to sexism, chauvinism, and any other manifestations of patriarchal malfeasance.

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Massachusetts Mega-church Votes to Let Women Serve as Elders

The Christian community is still shockingly slow to accept women among their ranks of leadership, which is particularly egregious since one of the earliest Christian bishops was a woman (her name was Junia, and the church later erased her story to pretend she was a dude).

FaithStreet’s Janel Curry reports that Grace Chapel church in Boston, Massachusetts has finally voted to allow women to serve as elders (though it would appear that they still can’t become pastors there):



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Anti-Abortion Advocates Will Erect Memorials and Hold Services for Aborted Fetuses Tomorrow

If you haven’t already marked your calendar, you’re going to want to get right on it, because tomorrow is “National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children,” at least according to anti-abortion advocates, who are setting up memorials, attending services, etc., all across America, to draw attention to the terrifying fact that women still have the right to choose in this country.

The movement approaches the question from an wholly rational viewpoint, making cogent and entirely new arguments for limiting a woman’s right to abortion.

… just kidding.

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Women’s Rights Activists Bleed and Defecate on ISIS Flag to (Apparently) Protest Islamic State’s Misogyny

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Egyptian women’s rights activist Aliaa Elmahdy isn’t afraid of a little controversy, to put it mildly. For a few years, she’s been issuing bold fuck-yous to the forces of patriarchy and religion, appearing without clothing (and often with slogans on her body) on Facebook and in a Swedish mosque.

On Saturday, Elmahdy, who’s been living in exile in Europe, posted her most daring and controversial photo yet. She is seen squatting over a black ISIS banner that contains the words “There is no God but Allah.” Elmahdy is menstruating on the flag, while a second woman, dressed in an Islamic veil, simultaneously defecates on it while holding up a middle finger to the camera. This is just a crop:



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Christian St. Louis “Killer” Cop Suspended For YouTube Diatribe Against Military Women, Muslims, and “Sodomites”

Fun to watch, if you like unhinged diatribes from Jesus-loving cops:



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