I was reading Why Men in Southern States Are More Likely to Die in Accidents and wondered if Secular Humanists and other Atheists are less likely to die in auto accidents in southern states. Does the capacity to free yourself from religious memeplexes transfer to freeing yourself from Dominator culture memeplexes too?
How many of us believe “a real man doesn’t let other people push him around”? Are there two flavors of manly atheism, one humanist and the other macho? I've certainly met pushy atheist men who treat women as second class citizens, and use their skepticism to assert intellectual superiority over believers. What do you think?
hehehe Perhaps! I hear Darwin works in mysterious ways! Who are we to understand how he works!? (crap! did I get him mixed up with that crackpot gawd?)
"You're a woman, you're supposed to have babies"...
That reminded me of this Alternet article from April about the "slut shaming" aspect of sexism:
“In the past, most of the comments directed at me had been about selfishness or not doing my ‘duty’ as a woman by having kids... But the responses to the Post article claimed I was a loose woman or that my desire not to have kids meant that I was sleeping around.” The assumption that women “owe” our bodies for procreation and that if we use them for pleasure instead (or in addition), we are somehow going against nature is part of the backdrop that encourages this type of thinking.