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Sexism requires dehumanising women

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Saturday. 6 Replies

Fear and contempt against us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by tom sarbeck Feb 2. 11 Replies

Gender Ratio Danger

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jan 29. 5 Replies

Think twice about marrying a police officer

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Nov 6, 2015. 6 Replies

Separate and unequal laws for pregnant women

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 9, 2015. 0 Replies

Traumatic Brain Injury common among abused women

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 24, 2015. 15 Replies


Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jan 29, 2015. 1 Reply

Men not empathic partners

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 18, 2014. 8 Replies

"Hi!" as assertion of dominance

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Nov 17, 2014. 2 Replies

Sarah's solution to the $500,000 vagina tax

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Oct 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Birth Control Power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Oct 14, 2014. 0 Replies

Hilarious Role Reversal

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 8, 2014. 2 Replies

Jada took back her power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 20, 2014. 0 Replies

My eyes are up here

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 18, 2014. 0 Replies

A Gentlemen's Guide to Rape Culture

Started by Merelen. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jun 18, 2014. 22 Replies

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Comment by Sherry on August 3, 2008 at 11:59pm
I was in the Air Force for almost ten years. Now I'm raising a 19yo atheist daughter who is a skateboarder and competitive snowboarder. She knows what it's like to have to function in a "man's world".
Comment by Mike on July 29, 2008 at 9:50am
Exactly what TJMorgan said. I believe if you arent a feminist, then you arent a... a... logical person. Equality trumps all.
Comment by TJMorgan on July 29, 2008 at 9:26am
I'm not female but I was invited to this group, and I do support gender equality. It's a nice statement to invite a male into the feminist group as it further reflects gender equality. Thanks! :)
Comment by 777 on July 28, 2008 at 5:54am
This is so cool, every atheistic group I joined the most part of the members were men and I felt kind alone, but this is great atheist and feminist ... Congratulations.
Comment by Jennie on July 26, 2008 at 2:47pm
I guess the point was lost. Daniel de Culla made a comment regarding what the word Woman means and gave a statement of previously used terms to describe women. The only part that anyone has focused on is the curse word used. Subsequently ignoring the wonderful point she made in her comment.

I would like to acknowledge Daniel de Culla's comment now. Daniel, Great point! I agree that people use horrible words to describe women. I'm glad you're here to help others redefine the word Woman.
Comment by Dana on July 26, 2008 at 9:24am
I think words should be an issue to feminists! The way we use words often affects the way people get an impression or think of us and others. We should be very conscious about how we use words, not just swear words, but even ones that are ambiguous and can be very bad in certain contexts.

Ex. 1: That's so gay. (Gay = bad)
Ex. 2: What a pussy. (Pussy = womanly = bad)

And I really dislike the word cunt. Full disclosure: I swear a lot. I just avoid certain gay/woman-bashing words. Dipshit is one of my favorites. It's gender neutral! :)
Comment by Jennie on July 25, 2008 at 9:05pm
objection! She was using the word in a context that has been used by others to describe women. She actually stated that Woman means happiness.. in contrast to "motherfucker in cool/hot labor."

Are curse words the biggest issue to feminists in this group?
Comment by Daniel de Culla on July 24, 2008 at 6:10pm
An end to Romans, Hippocrats and Christians¡I feel in love with wo/men. Woman means Hapiness not motherfucker in a cool/hot labor. I do think....
Comment by Becky Garcia on July 20, 2008 at 3:06pm
I dunno what kind of women's studies class you got, but I don't agree, and I don't know of any feminists who would. I think that someone who thinks of men and women as inherently different is perpetuating sexism and sexual prejudice. And I think that people of all sexual orientations and genders can be feminists. I'm sure that there are some women who feel the opposite and consider themselves feminists, but I think that the term "female supremecist" might work better for some of them.

Anyway, if you want to learn about feminism, here are a couple of links from Finally, a Femininsm 101 Blog:
What is feminism?
FAQ: Why "feminism" and not just "humanism"? Or "equalism"? Isn’t s...
The blog is kind of hard to navigate and a little incomplete, still, but it's got a lot of answers to basic and frequnetly-asked questions.

You should also check out what's going on in feminist culture by checking out blogs and websites. Feministe, Feministing, and Pandagon are some popular ones, but you can find a huge list of links to blogs and other resources here.

Additionally, books and magazines are great resources. Bitch, Bust, and Ms. Magazines are all popular (Ms. being my personal favorite) and there are a ton of feminist books. My favorite introduction to feminism is Jessica Valenti's "Full Frontal Feminism", followed by bell hook's "Feminism is for Everybody".
Comment by Madeline (Brigit) on July 20, 2008 at 12:45pm
Huh? I just thought that *all* genders have equal rights and value as an individual. And that all of us are free agents.

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