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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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The Tree – From Symbol of Life to Symbol of Death

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When one culture tries to supplant another, it often takes key elements that signify something positive in the first culture and turns them into something negative. It is a way of using stories to fight a battle, to win one for your tribe. Mythologies also are not created out of whole cloth. Tales that have […]

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Religion in World History Textbooks

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Some aspects of culture are readily apparent to everyone: we live in different countries, we speak different languages, we wear different clothes, we eat different foods, etc. However, culture also reproduces itself by means that are much less apparent, but just as powerful. Ron and Scollon and Suzanne B. K. Scollon wrote a fascinating paper […]

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Women’s Blood: From Sacred to Shame

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On August 21, 2017, I stood in my backyard in Silverton, Oregon and watched the total eclipse of the sun. Millions of people, just in the United States, travelled to somewhere on the path of the eclipse to witness this extraordinary event. A very young girl interviewed on the news explained precisely what caused the […]

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Biblical Gender Roles for Women. In 2017? Really?

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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