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Biblical Gender Roles for Women. In 2017? Really?

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I must admit that when one of my subscribers sent me the link to the website Biblical Gender Roles, I thought it might just be one person writing about how gender roles had been defined in the Bible… in the Iron Age… when patriarchy was alive and kicking. But no, it is not only a […]

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A Millennial Female Engineer Shares her Views

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Because of the post I wrote last week about Third Wave Feminism and the infamous “Google memo” that resulted in a male engineer being fired, I decided to interview a friend of mine about her experience in the engineering field. She is 26. Her name is Colleen. What is your current occupation? My current title […]

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Third Wave Feminism

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In 2015, I published a post entitled “Who Highjacked the Word Feminist?” In it I discussed how, rather naively, I had chosen the title Faithless Feminist for my blog, not understanding the changes that had occurred to the word feminist since the sixties and seventies. In that post, I gave a very brief history of […]

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10 Common Ways Christian Fanaticism is Obstructing American Progress

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This is a guest post by Shanna Babilonia. While many Christian Americans are thoughtful and productive people simply going about their daily lives like the rest of us, there exist within our country a fanatical segment of Christian followers whose ideology is tarnishing our country and obstructing our progression. Here are 10 common ways Christian […]

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Women’s Equality in Early Sects of Christianity

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Much of my writing speaks to the subordination and denigration of women by organized religion. This blog explores early individuals and groups of Christians that viewed women as the equal of men. While some mention of independent women and their important roles remain in the Bible that was canonized, church doctrine eventually excluded women from […]

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Asase Yaa

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Over the last several weeks, I have listened to a number of podcasts about atheism, feminism, and men’s rights. In addition, I watched the news regarding the G20 Summit and the G19 support for the Paris Climate Accords. I decided to write this post about an African goddess called Asase Yaa who was also referred […]

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Early Women Atheists in the US

The mid-nineteenth century in the United States was a time of turmoil. The Civil War, fought to end slavery, resulted in over 600,000 deaths of soldiers. Over 400 women served as soldiers, disguising themselves as men. Both men and women joined the abolitionist movement. Most notable of the women abolitionists were Harriet Beecher Stowe, author […]

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Christianity’s Pagan Borrowings

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“Over the course of centuries, myths are invented, told, and then start to travel as they make the rounds, they are borrowed, reshaped and retold – often to fit a very local agenda.”[1] For most people who believe in a god, a myth is what someone else believes while religion is what they believe. They […]

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Is “Feminism” Done?

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If you have been following my blog for a while, you may have read several posts I have written about the issue of women’s rights and gender equality: the lack of ratification of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by the United States; the opinion that feminism […]

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Let’s Get Real About The Pill – 8 Other Reasons Women Use Contraceptives

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Guest post by Shanna Babilonia By now, we are all aware of the unnecessary push to regulate the use of birth control amongst women.  Unfortunately, for millions of women across the United States (whose voices are often not heard), some of our leaders and lawmakers are attempting to remove birth control coverage from insurance policies […]

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