women atheists

as secular women we have our own interests, history, and issues. this groups intends to be a safe place to explore these things. all are welcome regardless of gender.

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Comment by Diana on August 7, 2010 at 12:58pm
It's just that many, not all, Christians feel shocked and challenged just hearing the word atheist. They take it as a slap in the face, even though it is not meant that way. Although they frequently claim to be persecuted, they really are not used to being contradicted except on minor points.
Comment by Susan Stanko on August 7, 2010 at 11:37am
I have been accused of aggressive atheism for just STATING that I am an atheist.
Comment by Kerry Logan on August 7, 2010 at 9:22am
I do think women are more prone to being closet atheists. We know that to others, it is seen as fighting words, instead of a simple declarative statement about your belief or non-belief system. If I find that I want to soften the blow, I often state I'm agnostic instead. It is still an excuse but I find it more honest than simply smiling and thanking someone for praying for me in a time of need. So I'll say, thank you for your positive thoughts. But I'm agnostic so don't trouble your god with details of my private life. ;-) Which doesn't go over very well either....
Comment by Diana on August 7, 2010 at 12:14am
Although a few people where I taught knew I was an atheist, I would never have put it out as common knowledge. I would have been fired for absolute certain. But now I am retired, so I WILL be putting that out there as a part of who I am. Don't mean to be divisive or antagonistic. It's just part of me.
Comment by HotMess on August 7, 2010 at 12:00am
If you are over 40, female atheists are a definite rarity!
Comment by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on August 6, 2010 at 9:04pm
Hello Godless Goddesses!
Comment by Kerry Logan on August 6, 2010 at 8:55pm
I think the men feel more secure in their social status in life to risk standing out in a crowd. Women, we tend to have more to loose. Especially in the job market where we are already at a disadvantage.
Comment by Diana on August 6, 2010 at 7:29pm
I have always heard there are fewer women atheists than men, but I don't know if anybody ever actually took a survey. Maybe everybody just thinks that.
Comment by Jennifer Kaufman on February 27, 2010 at 11:27am
Any parents of elem. kids? I have a 2nd grader, we live in WVa, and must be one of the few atheists in the area.
Comment by Sarah Elle on December 1, 2009 at 8:54pm
A reproductive rights petition I started, please read! :)

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