Male Atheists and White Knight Sexism

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One strategy frequently used by male atheists attempting to deconvert religious women is to point to the ways religion oppresses women. This is fine, if it is accompanied with an understanding that not all religion oppresses women, an awareness that atheism does not eliminate sexism, and a wider commitment to challenging the oppression of women in every forum where it surfaces. But all too often, it's not accompanied by these things. In fact, there are all too many times when pointing out the … [Read more...]

Hey Ladies, Rock the Vote—by Not Voting

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When I was sixteen, I was at a camp located in the fusion between "biblical" Christianity and capitalist patriotism. There was a man there with his children, and he was vetting me as a potential bride for one of his five strapping lads. Oh, this wasn't explicit---but in retrospect it was pretty obvious. Anyway, one question he asked me was what I thought about whether I thought women should vote. He explained that his wife did not. I think this may have been how I disqualified myself from being … [Read more...]

CTNAHM: Why Men Need Wives

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A Guest Post by AlethaOriginally posted on Yllom MormonCreated To Need A Help Meet, pp. 21---26In this section, Michael lays out his reasons as to why every man should be married. Hint: It's because they need a help meet. (Shocking, I know) I Needed HerThe reason I chose Deb to be my bride was because I had developed a need for her. Not sexual at first. I had possessed a sexual need for thirteen years and knew many girls I felt could satisfy that hunger.Before I met Deb, she … [Read more...]

SMM: Chapter 4—Dominion and Helping Our Fathers

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A Guest Post by KateOriginally posted Time To Live, FriendThought the nightmarish Chapter 4 was over? Nope, there’s so much more (pun intended).The Botkins have established (albeit, unconvincingly) that a woman, whether married or single, is to be a helpmeet. Now, they begin discussing Dominionism, God’s plan for the world, and how girls are to help their fathers in their vision. Girls are not to have their own visions. They are simply to accept their father’s vision.And how are g … [Read more...]

And You Wonder Why I See the Right as Anti-Woman . . .

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I recently spent several hours arguing about abortion. The conversation started when a man I'd known during college scoffed at the idea that Republicans are anti-woman and said "actually, it's the progressives who have the truly anti-woman position, what with their support of the abortion industry that harms so many women." I read that statement and couldn't just leave it.I explained to him that what harms women are the situations to at they find themselves in, not abortion itself, and that if … [Read more...]

TTUAC: Dogs, Soldiers, and Disturbing Analogies

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To Train Up A Child, pp. 2---3 OBEDIENCE TRAININGMost parents don't think they can train their little children. Training does not necessarily require that the trainee be capable of reason; even mice and rats can be trained to respond to stimuli. Careful training can make a dog perfectly obedient. If a seeing-eye dog can be trained to reliably lead a blind man through the obstacles of a city street, shouldn't a parent expect more out of an intelligent child? A dog can be trained not to touch … [Read more...]

Female Heroines and Sexual Harassment

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Sadly, the title of this post may be a little misleading. Namely, I've found some interesting links/drawings regarding female heroines and sexual harassment, separately, and because I found some of them from the same source I thought I'd share them together in one place. However, if someone wants to write a guest post about female heroines and sexual harassment, let me know, because that sounds like an awesome post. :PFirst I want to start with a cartoon drawn by Jim C. Hines:The man who … [Read more...]


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