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Nothing They Told Us Was Actually the Truth

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Guest post by Teresa Roberts I started challenging myths when I was about twelve years old. That’s right! I was a young skeptic, very young. Being raised in a religious cult can do that to a kid. Through the lottery of birth, I started my life in a family of religious zealots. You might say […]

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Feminism Theater

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By Marissa Alexa McCool “Feminism is over,” I often heard on UPenn’s campus. “There’s no need for it anymore. Look at how many women are here?” I didn’t see any of those people when the hate preachers showed up with signs that said: “Women, get back in the kitchen.” “Men are really the ones discriminated […]

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Attitudes toward Sex in India

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Guest post by V Santhakumar My hunch is that Indians have a somewhat unique uneasiness with matters related to sex. I wish to explore the nature of this uneasiness and speculate on possible causes in this essay. This uneasiness reflects in multiple ways. These include men’s coercive sexual behavior towards females. The incidents of rape and […]

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The Bronte Sisters and the Evolution of Societies

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Teresa Roberts, Guest Writer I have long loved the works of the Bronte sisters, Emily, Anne, and Charlotte. Such disturbing stories like Jane Eyre provided me with endless hours of entertainment as a young person. I was forbidden the reading of fiction in my devout Christian home, but I managed to hide books from the […]

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A Response to Mom’s Letter from Emma

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Dear Mom, Thank you for your letter. I remember when you first started your therapy, you told me it was YOUR fault that I had the struggles I did and I said “cool, it’s not my fault!” as a joke. But I realize now those words you spoke hold so much truth. In your letter […]

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A letter to my children: Emma, who is 27 years old and Dustin, who is 24 years old.

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by Dorothy Husen, Licensed  Marriage and  Family Therapist   Dear Emma & Dustin, These are my greatest hopes and desires for you today as I write this letter: For you to love and accept yourselves; For you to feel comfortable with who you are; and For you to trust your intuition to be your inner […]

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The Controversy over the Mythicist Milwaukee Conference

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When I got enraged at the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, I wrote a book about why women should leave religion: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. I started this blog and named it Faithless Feminist. I had always defined feminist as gender equality between men and women. Three […]

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10 Ways Many of Our Leaders are Out of Sync with Americans

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by Shanna Babilonia   In order to grow, we must change. All things, including people, nature, and even countries that choose not to change will inevitably suffer the results of their own inaction. Growth is a normal and necessary part of every spectrum of life and without growth, things cease to function. In our country, […]

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Do Nice Guys Still Finish Last?

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by Teresa Roberts Where did the idea that nice guys finish last come from in the first place? Was it a business model that promoted a ruthless strategy to nail a deal? Did movies that romanticized the good girl being swept off her feet by the bad boy encourage this notion? Is it about how […]

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The Amazing Barbara G. Walker

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Fairly late in my quest to learn more about early religious beliefs as well as the Judeo-Christian tradition, I stumbled upon the works of Barbara G. Walker. I am writing this post so that you are aware of her work should you decide to study this subject in more depth. Her early attempts to understand […]

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