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Sorry guys, this group is for ladies ONLY! We're a minority within a minority, and our voices are rarely publicly heard - Note, most of the big famous Atheists are men! Get in touch with the feminine side of your Atheism by joining Female Atheists!

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Pro-Life Campaign

Started by Lillie. Last reply by Loren Miller Apr 16, 2013. 1 Reply

  Be fore warned and be prepared for your answer.  I wish I had.I just received a telemarketer type telephone call asking to speak to my husband.  When that was not possible they agreed to speak to…Continue

Estrogen replacement therapy benefits

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 14, 2013. 7 Replies

Many studies have suggested that estrogen replacement therapy isn't wise because it might increase breast cancer risk, even though estrogen has lots of healthful benefits for cognition, skin health,…Continue

Tags: Alzheimers, dementia, stroke, hormone replacemeant therapy

Pregnancy makes your foot longer, wider, and flatter

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 2, 2013. 0 Replies

Pregnancy permanently changes foot sizeA new University of Iowa study confirms what many women have…Continue

Tags: foot damage, pregnancy

Why a minority?

Started by Taran Meyer. Last reply by TNT666 Nov 21, 2012. 36 Replies

I'm curious to hear anyone's thoughts on possible reasons WHY women seem to be such a minority in atheism. I'm a bit new to "social atheism" (I've been a quiet but not closeted, personal atheist for…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 29, 2013 at 11:22pm

Art Student Makes Wedding Dress Out of Divorce Papers

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 14, 2013 at 2:14pm

Comment by Natalie Guida on July 26, 2012 at 8:51pm
Comment by TNT666 on May 16, 2012 at 10:57pm

This is the type of lies that MRM cites for justifying a Men's Centre:

Men’s health issues are a serious matter that hasn’t been taken very seriously until recently.

Which anyone who knows anything about pharmacology is patently false! Until recently, females were excluded from pharmaceutical Research and development!

This apparently needs to be repeated... when a group gets together exclusively, it is based on being in a marginalised situation. When people with all the power that get together, that is no longer a rights' based movement but simply a club... and that is the way the world turns... it's still a old boys' club. Minorities/marginalised people "get together" in order to gain a foothold against the ruling majority. Otherwise it's just another power grab by MRM.
Fighting MRM might become one of the highlights of the feminist movement as I see it, they are the forefront of preservation of patriarchal power.

Comment by TNT666 on May 16, 2012 at 10:47pm

OMG!!! We still live in a highly patriarchal society... Most corporate and political positions, and still a vast majority of job sectors are dominated by males. And now the MRM is feeling the need to further consolidate their power by re-creating the men-only environment that only recently used to dominate our public spaces!!! Fuck me!!

Check out what right-wing students campuses are getting into!

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 11, 2012 at 10:02am

@ TNT666 The monkey film demonstrates exactly what I am trying to convey, women participate, not because they are to blame, but because they have learned a gender role and fight like tigers if confronted. 

Using monkeys, dogs, pigeons, prisoners of war and octopus, research reveals that just about anything with a brain can be trained to be "helpless", as these 5 monkeys that replaced 5 monkeys demonstrate. Trained helpless organisms can be trained to not be helpless, it takes time, skills, awareness, but each one can be trained to stop doing the helpless behaviors. 

It is harder to train a group because of the organized resistance to training. If one learns to be free of the role, it becomes easier to train the group. 

These studies began over 100 years ago in France and continue to this day. They make a fascinating read. See:

Seligman, (1972). Learned Helplessness. http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.me.23.020172.0...

Walker, LE (1979). The Battered Woman

Broverman IKBroverman DMClarkson FERosenkrantz PSVogel SR. (1970). Sex-role stereotypes and clinical judgments of mental health.

There are more recent studies by all these authors, but I used these references for my "Toward a Theory of Family Violence, its antecedents, treatment and prevention."


Comment by TNT666 on April 11, 2012 at 3:34am

No one deserves harassment. As for toilet use, anyone with a penis needs to use the male's toilet. Beyond that it remains to be seen. But it is certainly more a topic for the transgender groups than this group. Myself, I have been in certain circumstances of completely integrated toilets for males and females. But this only works in very specific circumstances. In this case it was in a work camp with 20-25 people and we all knew each other well. Otherwise, I feel more comfortable with segregated toilets. Males tend to have much smellier bowl movements! And in bathrooms we get to openly discuss menstruation and menopause without male ears. It's much more comfortable that way. Our college settle the transgender toilet issue this way... he was encouraged to use the individual toilets instead of the communal ones. There are always designated individual toilets near communal ones. Saves all parties involved any ambiguity or discomfort.

Comment by Regina Goodwin on April 11, 2012 at 3:18am

I have a question.

I'm studying Spanish and I am the only atheist in the class.  :D  There is a transgender classmate that is about to be harassed by 13 xtians.  One started preaching Monday nite about this person needs Bubbles aka J.C. and instead of dictionaries in the classroom, we should have bibles. 

One woman was complaining about this individual using the bathroom.  My question is:

Should I inform this individual about the backlash and provide her with a name of an attorney?

This is starting to get ugly in the classroom and both this individual and teacher are oblivious to this situation.  5 members of this cult knows that I am an atheist and have told them where to take their religion.

Comment by TNT666 on April 10, 2012 at 2:00am

continuing with my non use of "women"...

In my experience, females who propagate patriarchal values, do so with a similar mindset to the Stockholm Syndrome. What originates with SS eventually progresses into the mores of society, unbeknownst to them. Because humans will learn and repeat anything, even stupid things, through sufficient brainwashing during the brainwashing years of youth. I don't blame the victims (females) for propagating patriarchy, because I recognise that like religion IS patriarchy, and that parting with religion is extremely difficult, so parting with patriarchy, must be equally as difficult, if it was efficiently brainwashed.

Nice video on how learnings from brainwashing are propagated in society:

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 10, 2012 at 1:36am

Comment by TNT666 4 minutes ago

"And secondly for the record... misogyny is something that penises do to vaginas. So let's not create fake situations to use it in."

Let us not forget that women play a role in this dance. Yes, misogyny exists, but it exists in the minds and hearts of men and women, religious or not religious. If we want to get off that dance floor, all it takes is for an individual to refuse to dance. 

 

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