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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

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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 annet on April 9, 2012 at 8:57pm

I am also not the moderator but I warmly welcome transgender and genderqueer people and I hope the group owner does too. 

Comment by Alice on April 9, 2012 at 8:36pm

I am open to including transgender women and genderqueer people as well.  I think that this would cover the intention of the group as being a place for the minority to express themselves away from the majority. Although I'm not the moderator of the group... :)

Comment by TNT666 on March 10, 2012 at 10:59pm

Interesting list of celebrity atheist (of varying degrees) women. Several I don't know of course... but only one I thoroughly dislike... so it's not too bad a bunch :)

Comment by TNT666 on December 7, 2011 at 10:42pm

on Flat Earth... focussing on Galileo and religious resistance to the round earth idea in Europe's Middle Ages is a bit of a strawman... The Greeks had already demonstrated round earth in BC. And Eratosthenes (276 BC– 195 BC) had already measured the circumference with astonishing precision, and invented longitudes and latitudes. Those who later decided to ignore those calculations and rekindle the idea of a flat earth aren't even worth mentioning. Europe was such a backwards society... funny how situations change through time :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 7, 2011 at 2:51pm

I participated in Facebook for a long time discussing issues from a feminist, anti-capitalist, atheist point of view.  I started getting private and personal emails and phone calls quoting my writing and threatening me that. quite frankly, scared me.  The Hate calls subjects included references to my feminism, anti-capitalism and atheism writing.  I left that group and joined several atheist groups. 

My experience with atheist groups has been very positive.  Those members treat me with respect and offer gentle criticism.  I am able to either confront their criticism or learn something from them.  I was quite mistaken on some of my thinking and on reflection conceded that I need to change; these were absolutely positive criticisms. Where I disagreed with them and clarified my points, some of them agreed with me and others did not.  

It is not my purpose in life to change others' thinking or behaviors but make statements upon which I can stand with confidence. No one seems to take offense at my strength and conviction.  I feel respected, especially when we agree to disagree.      

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 7, 2011 at 2:35pm

Trained as a scientist, I do not think in absolute terms.  In history there were those who believed the earth was flat and when new information and technology occurred, they changed to round earth thinking.  Some people today think men are superior to women; with new understanding of life forces others believe gender is not a hierarchical state but a part of a larger whole.  I used a poem "Broken Images" in my thesis, "Toward a Theory of Family Violence" and continue to stand on this principle.  

Broken Images

Robert Graves

 

He is quick, thinking in clear images; 
I am slow, thinking in broken images.

 

He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; 
I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images,

 

Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance; 
Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance.

 

Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact, 
Questioning their relevance, I question the fact.

 

When the fact fails him, he questions his senses; 
When the fact fails me, I approve my senses.

 

He continues quick and dull in his clear images; 
I continue slow and sharp in my broken images.

 

He in a new confusion of his understanding; 
I in a new understanding of my confusion.

Comment by Dori Mooney on October 27, 2011 at 6:07pm
Hi gals!  I'm new here.  :)
Comment by Rogi Equality Riverstone on October 25, 2011 at 4:25pm
Hi, Julie.
Comment by Julie E on October 25, 2011 at 4:19pm
Hello ladies. I'm new here ! Just wanted to say hello
Comment by Jen E. on May 20, 2011 at 10:35pm

I think we women really need to band together in this thing and we need a voice, too.

 

Jencarlene

 

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