Why Won’t the US Ratify UN Treaty on Women’s Equality?

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July 17, 2015 marked the 35th anniversary of the signing of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by former president Jimmy Carter. 189 countries have ratified this United Nations treaty, which is designed to bring equality to women around the world. The United States is just one […]

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What Happened to Sarah?

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  Remember the Bible story about god asking Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac? Did you ever think about Isaac’s mother Sarah? Did god consult her about this proposed sacrifice of her son? Did Abraham? But before we look at these questions, we need to go back a bit in time, back a lot actually, […]

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Abstinence-only Sex Education

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Re-reading the classics of feminism such as Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch, I am amazed at how far women have come since Sigmund Freud’s misogynist attitude toward women and their sexuality. But then I encounter Amber Barnhill’s poignant story about her total lack of sex education and I realize we […]

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Women and Religion

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Helen H. Gardener is the pen name for Alice Chenoweth, an American author and political activist in both the free thought and women’s suffrage movements of the late 19th century. She was a prolific lecturer and made the acquaintance of Robert Ingersoll who spoke out against religion. Later in her career, President Woodrow Wilson appointed […]

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Welcome to my blog – The Faithless Feminist!

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​ Let me introduce myself. My name is Karen Garst. I am an atheist and a life-long feminist. These two facets of who I am collided in 2014 when the U. S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby. In this decision, the Court decided that the owners of Hobby Lobby, because […]

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