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Oct 14 2013

Secular Woman of the Year

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I’m honored to be recognized as the Secular Woman of the Year by Secular Woman, a feminist gender justice organization dedicated to “amplifying the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women”. Writer Ian Cromwell was named “Secular Man of the Year”, Soraya Chemaly was named “Secular Activist of the Year” and Stephanie Zvan’s blog Almost Diamonds was recognized as “Blog of the Year”. Renee Perry and Mary Ellen Sikes were also recognized for their advocacy.

Writing about the urgency of male feminist activism on his blog, Ian argues that: ”There is an important dual role that male anti-misogynists (a.k.a. feminists) can play in this fight: first, we can exploit the amplification of our voices that our male privilege (however unintentionally-gained it may have been) affords us to put women and their voices front and centre in discussions where they might otherwise be absent, and secondly we can speak to the ways in which patriarchy harms men and boys. We have a part, beyond simply listening and absorbing, to play in the struggle for equality.” 

Secular Woman, which is led by feminist activist Kim Rippere and powered by wonderful members like Monette Richards and Nicole Harris, recently launched a campaign aimed at reducing abortion stigma called Shameless, provides resources for secular women, and supports the work of humanist youth programs like our South L.A.-based Women’s Leadership Project for girls of color.


http://secularwoman.org/sw_awards_2013

 

 

 

 

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  1. 1
    CaitieCat, in no way a robot nosireebot

    That is brilliant news, and very well-deserved. Congratulations and bravissima!

    1. 1.1
      blackskeptics

      Much appreciated CC!

  2. 2
    Onamission5

    Congratulations!

    1. 2.1
      blackskeptics

      Thank you!

  3. 3
    Roel Winters

    Congratulations!
    And thanks for all the consciousness raising, including mine.

    I think you mean Stephanie Zvan’s Almost Diamonds?

    1. 3.1
      blackskeptics

      Thanks for both! For some reason I keep confusing the blog name with the Polish movie A & D.

  4. 4
    miraxpath

    Congrats! A well-deserved award.

    1. 4.1
      blackskeptics

      Thank you!

  5. 5
    xyz

    Yay! Congrats! A well-deserved award for an awesome activist.

    1. 5.1
      blackskeptics

      Thanks much!

  6. 6
    Cuttlefish

    WooHoo! Congratulations!

  7. 7
    Kim Rippere (President of Secular Woman)

    You are a brilliant gem of the secular movement!

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