Well, I LOVE being atheist ! I have been atheist for about 15 years. It has been hard. I'm a feminist also. I was raised Southern Baptist. I have struggled with mental disorder for the past 5 years. I'm looking for articles to read and maybe some friends.
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Hi Margaret, it sometimes is difficult being an atheist, a feminist, and especially being raised Southern Baptist.
I love being an atheist and a feminist, as well. There is something about climbing out of limitations placed on one simply because of being born a female.
When I was in China, I visited a hospital and observed the birth of a baby. The crowning event took place and the mother was excited, full of smiles and looked forward to the birth. As soon as the baby's sex was known, a little girl, the mother began to cry. She instructed the nurse to take the newborn girl away, intending to never see her again. She sacrificed her daughter in order to have a son. In those days, China had a one-woman/one-child policy. She wanted her baby to be a male. Who knows what became of that little baby girl?
As it turned out, for China, more female babies were killed than male babies. After "35 years in force, experts say, the policy was having undesirable side effects: It upended traditional structures for supporting older adults and led to a widening imbalance in the number of men and women, one that could sow social unrest."
In any event, I am happy to be a woman, a feminist, a humanist, and an atheist. A woman no longer expects to be dependent all her life, can expect to be in a partnership with another and can define herself as having a mind of her own, of being capable of taking part in the election of government and of even being able to run for office. We live in exciting, challenging times. We women and men can work as team members creating better lives for ourselves and for us all.