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“What my mother taught me about feminism and fear”

Haley B. Elkins writes about her mother, who conducted a one-woman underground railroad to help abused women. We should all be as brave and compassionate as Haley’s mother.

…the fact that my mother was not “of” the community was what made her safe, safe for women who barely even knew her.

The unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys’ Club

The unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys’ Club

Bitch Magazine points out

“From Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the founder of American Atheists, whose 1963 Supreme Court lawsuit brought an end to prayer in public schools, to Sergeant Kathleen Johnson, who started an organization for atheists in the United States military, to Debbie Goddard, founder of African Americans for Humanism, countless women have worked as successful atheist activists.”

It goes even further back. Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were atheists, pointing out that God made a perfect enforcer for men’s prejudices.

The dearth of women in the secular movement

Susan Jacoby has a very interesting article, “A Woman’s Place?” She recounts some of the famous founders and forgotten original thinkers in the secular movement who were women and considers why women are so outnumbered in contemporary groups.

Ms. Jacoby is the author of several books on history.

What war on men?

Somebody has things backwards! Read “Atheist feminism and the so-called war on men.”

Cute kitten

What else is there to say? Interpretive sleeping, junior division.

Sabadell Bank street performance

I’m not sure if you can call this a flash mob, but it’s a very clever bit of publicity. I love the looks of wonder on some people’s faces.

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