Category Archives for Women and Religion

Women Bishops – A Plus or a Minus?

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This week’s post is written by British Humanist Martin Naylor who tweets as @woobasher. The United Kingdom doesn’t have quite the separation of church and state as is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Twenty-six bishops sit in their upper house of parliament, The House of Lords. Martin looks at the difference between reactions to discrimination […]

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Ten Reasons for Women to Reject Christianity

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Eve Most Christians believe that God is omnipotent which means all powerful. Most also believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God with some going further to state that it is the inerrant word of God with every word being true. Given these assumptions, God had a choice in choosing a woman, Eve, […]

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The Ties that Bind

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The Ties that Bind – Help for Women Trying to Break Them The word religion derives from the Latin religio, which means to bind. And that is just what religion does. It binds people together. It forms communities. It does this through benign means such as ritual, music, and fellowship. The not so benign means involve […]

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Breasts and the Church

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With the recent controversy surrounding women nursing infants in public, I thought I would do some research. How did something so natural get to be so controversial? And guess what I found? Public images of breastfeeding were not always considered taboo as the image above attests. In Medieval and Renaissance art, the Virgin Mary was […]

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The Yuck Factor

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The Yuck Factor — What Planned Parenthood Smears, Homophobia, and Middle School Jokes Have in Common Guest post by Valerie Tarico Medical procedures and research are yucky. Good healthcare means getting over it. If religious conservatives have their way, reproductive healthcare will be dictated by the same psychology that drives middle school jokes about genitals, dead […]

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Women Take Over Healing… Again

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  I recently had a medical procedure at a gastroenterology clinic. Yes, that one. I survived, thank you. But what was heartening to me was that each of the medical personnel I saw was a woman: the nurse, the nurse anesthesiologist, and the doctor. A recent study done by the Association of American Medical Colleges […]

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“God’s Own Party” at War with Women

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15 Bible Texts Reveal Why “God’s Own Party” is at War with Women Guest Post by Valerie Tarico Why can’t GOP politicians trumpet their religious credentials without assaulting women? Because fundamentalist religion of all stripes has degradation of women at its core. Progressive Christians believe that the Bible is a human document, a record of humanity’s […]

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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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