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I Am An Atheist Feminist

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    Confused About Feminism

    I've always avoided the topic of feminism. Most of my perceptions or encounters with self-proclaimed feminist's was a tirade of anger and a dismissal of values that I held. In the last 2 years of my life it has become clear that I am not particularly good at fostering meaningful...
    sswirls sswirls 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Doo do doo do doo do do doo A London council

    has removed “unacceptable” posters instructing women which side of the road they should walk down. The signs, which have "Women should please walk along this side of the road only" written in both Hebrew and English, were spotted along Stamford Hill in Hackney. The...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 8 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 1 Response Sep 22, 2012

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    Ugh, Sexism.

    After doing my cardio and weights, I go to the pool. The locker room is always interesting. Recently I witnessed this: Swimming lessons had just ended, so the moms were in the dressing rooms with their kids. Lady 1 was there with her daughter, and evidently her son was in the...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus 21-25, F 8 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Index Librorum Prohibitorum, 1557-1966

    Samuel Richardson (ENG)  Laurence Stern (ENG)  Stendhal (FR)  Victor Hugo (FR)  George Sand (FR)  Honore de Balzac (FR)  Eugene Sue (FR)  A. Dumas pere (FR)  A. Dumas fil (FR)  Gustave Flaubert (FR)  Gabriele D'Annunzio (IT)  Alberto Morovia (IT)  Thomas Hobbes (ENG...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 4 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    Vandana Shiva

    This woman is a scientist and an eco-feminist .She has founded NAVDANYA, the Indian "Nine Seeds" movement that is conserving seeds and promoting indigenous culture against the rise of rapacious genetic engineering. As most farmers in developing countries are women, she is also...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 3 Responses Apr 24, 2011

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    Tunisian Women's Rights

      Cry of dismay: Tunisian women rights in danger Source: Middle East Online | Kaouther Larbi Tunisian women are rising up against a proposed article in the new constitution seen by many as an Islamist ploy to reverse the principle of gender equality that made Tunisia a...
    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 Aug 13, 2012

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    Defining Me

    I've had my share of religions.  I was raised Methodist, have attended Catholic, Episcopalian, non-denominational and Baptist church.  I have studied Buddhism, Taoism and Wicca.  I have claimed belief, agnosticism, and atheism at various times in my life.  It...
    neutralforce neutralforce 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2007

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    From a biological viewpoint,

    patriarchal religion denied women the natural rights of every other mammalian female: the right to choose her stud, to control the circumstances of her mating, to occupy and govern her own nest, or to refuse all males when preoccupied with the important business of raising her...
    T055 T055 16-17, F Jan 4

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    Why Does She Think That?

    A former friend, an older female, said that she didn't believe a female should be president. She said that women were too "emotional". 
    RealAsIam RealAsIam 18-21 4 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    EarthlingWise EarthlingWise 41-45 5 Responses May 31, 2012

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    Why Does She Think That?

    A former friend, an older female, said that she didn't believe a female should be president. She said that women were too "emotional". 
    RealAsIam RealAsIam 18-21 3 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Secular Humanist/feminist

     I am a secular humanist and a feminist, who believes in intersectionality, or the idea that all oppressions, inequalities and unearned privileges manifest themselves from the same source in society. These beliefs, especially my feminism, have made finding like-minded folk...
    LydiaEncyclopedia LydiaEncyclopedia 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Manly Feminism

    Hey Everybody :D I am ZenPseudo and I am an atheist and a feminist.If you care to read, I am over on the atheist experience group. I'm just here because this group could use a man's touch, no offense.First let me talk about feminism. I am a male feminist and proud of it. That...
    ZenPseudo ZenPseudo 22-25 5 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have been on a spiritual journey for what seems like my whole life. I was raised Catholic but I wasn't one of those kids who was dragged to church and didn't pay attention. I...
    lgannon lgannon 36-40 Feb 14

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    You may think referring to feminists today as “witches” is an odd term but in many aspects, feminists relate to the term, being identical enough to be called that. You see, the...
    davidrichardno davidrichardno 26-30, M Feb 23

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    GUYS!!! There's a huge and I mean HUGE difference between misandry and feminism. Misandry is men hating, these are the "feminist extremist" that many people believe represent what...
    glomilk glomilk 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm a feminist who doesn't think every choice a woman can make is inherently feminist. To think so is lazy, doesn't challenge anything, and reflects an inability to think...
    esthersaccount esthersaccount 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    (Start rant!) I find being sexy empowering rather than being 100% covered up... Yet other "feminists" think that to be "sexy" is "degrading"... Now don't get my message wrong, I...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know, I have read all the stats but generally speaking, the average theist is not stupid in any greater percentage than the average atheist. Yes, there are stupid theists but...
    SenoritaStacy SenoritaStacy 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Some confusion seems to have arisen from the recent spate of apologies from various members of this group. This press release will clarify the position. Atheists Against...
    newjaninev2 newjaninev2 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    It seem like a hard position to be in and thing are even harder when you live in a traditional religious country. I can't complain about the future of my country or the world since...
    BogdanBolinski BogdanBolinski 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    People on both sides of the argument often are entirely ignorant. I believe in God and I will admit that some Christians provide nothing resembling a solid argument in such...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why Atheists Like Me Grieve for the Chapel Hill Shooting Victims by Ali A. Rizvi The execution-style shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill is tragic, disgusting...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 2 Responses Feb 14

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    Ignostic, agnostic, and atheist all in one. When I start talking to someone who has not defined god, I am ignostic about their god and therefore agnostic. I also am an atheist (as...
    AoSS AoSS 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    The majority of my friends are atheists or agnostic theists. One of my and my husband's close friends is a very passionate and intelligent atheist, and quite the smart@ss. - He...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    The Amazing Atheist brought up a good point in one of his videos. If a Christian is held at gunpoint by someone who says 'Convert to my religion or die', they will die because they...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 Responses Feb 12

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    So I recently made a post in the "I am an atheist" experience-group. "I am an Atheist: and that's none of your business. Just like your beliefs are none of mine. ^_^ " I...
    ChemicalMouse ChemicalMouse 26-30, F Feb 18

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    I became an atheist because of a thesist - Me I went to Hinduism which had everything and many holy books but never had anyone to explain all since it had the polythesist...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Atheists, stop apologizing. Most importantly, stop apologizing for other atheists. I actually saw a post an atheist wrote apologizing for other atheists. Don't ******* do that. I...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    So we’ve all been hearing about the latest tragedy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in which a man named Craig Hicks murdered three Muslim students who all had very bright futures...
    adm1825 adm1825 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I became an atheist when I was in my tenth grade year of high school. I came from a very religious family, went to church every week, etc. But some things didn't add up at all. So...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Most people on here write about how they came to lose their religion. Some on how their families reacted, how religion abused them, how they feel now. That is all great because...
    SomeBloke616 SomeBloke616 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    The term atheist refers to disbelief in God or gods. The term theist refers to belief in a God or gods. The term agnostic refers to not knowing. Agnostic atheist: I don't know for...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 21

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    In case you didn't know it existed, I give you, AtheistTV http://atheists.org/atheistTV/live
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    American-Bangladeshi atheist blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists LIZZIE DEARDEN An American atheist blogger who spoke out against religious...
    findmeholdmehasbeenfound findmeholdmehasbeenfound 18-21 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here is a link to an article by Greta Christina that answers for me the question I've asked-why some theists post here on an atheist discussion group. -- http://www.alternet.org...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In order to have a true appreciation of knowledge and understand you cannot dismiss someone else's views because you do not share them. A truly enlightened person listens to ALL...
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    Here's another reason why I am atheist. Fundies will tell you that they are the one true religion as all organized religions do. So throughout the ages there has been several books...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F Feb 6

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    I always have been and I always will be. I was born into a Buddhist family, and although I'm not really a devout Buddhist I am a devout Atheist. I still follow Buddhism and many of...
    Yoda42 Yoda42 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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