Celebrating a Woman’s Right To Wear A Hijab, But Not Her Right To Be Heard

On Tuesday, about 200 women in Lahore, Pakistan┬árallied for their right to wear a hijab — a scarf that covers a woman’s hair and neck — in public. They carried signs like “My niqab, my right” and “Hijab empowers women” and “Hijab is our identity.” Which is great. ┬áI mean, I have my own issues [Read More...]

Feminine Faces of Freethought Conference

Women of Reason — Dallas is playing host to the “Feminine Faces of Freethought Conference” on Saturday, September 15th. Speakers include Noelle George (Foundation Beyond Belief), Bridget Gaudette (Secular Woman), and Dorian Mooneyham (Trans and Godless). There are discounts for students and childcare will be provided! If you can make it, these are great speakers [Read More...]

Annie Laurie Gaylor Speaks About the History of Women in Freethought

I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet, but if it’s Annie Laurie Gaylor speaking about the history of women in freethought (from CFI’s Women in Secularism Conference), it’s bound to be good. As always, if you hear anything especially noteworthy, leave a timestamp and summary in the comments! [Read more...]

Is There An Atheism ‘Schism’?

Peter McGrath of The Guardian says American atheism is headed for a schism because of the handling of Atheism+: The founders of Atheism+ say clearly that “divisiveness” is not their aim, but looking through the blogs and voluminous comments in the two weeks since A+ was mooted, trenches have been dug, beliefs stated, positions staked [Read More...]

How the Atheist Movement Failed Me – Part 2: Dealing with Diversity

A few weeks ago, I detailed a specific failure of the organized atheist/secular movement regarding cost and accessibility. This week, I am back with the second and final chapter — See? I don’t have that many complaints! — of specific areas where I have felt that the atheist and secular community have fallen short. Without [Read More...]


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