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The United Nations Population Fund

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Guest writer – Jane Roberts I learned about Karen and Faithless Feminists from a member of our fairly new group here in Redlands, CA, Freethinkers Around Redlands. We have dinners, a book club, take hikes, have an “atheist booth” at Market Night. Wonderful people. There are hundreds if not thousands of such groups forming around […]

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A Long Escape

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I am a 67-year-old female with two adult children: a 40-year-old male, a 33-year old female, and four grandchildren between the ages of 12 years and three months. I got involved in an independent fundamental Baptist church and Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) school when I was 37, my son was 10 and my daughter was […]

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The Righteous Mind

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  When I attended the Mythicist Milwaukee Conference in May, I met a new friend. He was reading The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt. He recommended it highly so I immediately ordered it. It is one of the most insightful books that I have ever read. I will highlight some of the key issues, but […]

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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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