FTB’s own Sikivu Hutchinson is interviewed in Psychology Today about secularism and social justice and what she has to say, as always, is fascinating and important. The first question was about a statement she had made about how women of color are drawn to religion despite its constant attempts to oppress them.
Category Archive: Feminism
Dec 03 2013
Nov 19 2013
It seems like half the atheist activists I know are on OKCupid, including our own Miri Mogilevsky, and the women in particular have sometimes posted some of the appalling messages they get from men on the site. Apparently it would be much worse if they were Asian. Here’s a tumblr full of messages Asian women …
Nov 05 2013
There’s been a big push to allow women in Saudi Arabia to drive, coming primarily from women there, of course. Ahmed Abdel-Raheem, a poet, actor and apparently sometimes teacher, offers a transparently ridiculous argument for why it’s okay not to allow them to drive.
Oct 27 2013
Some of you may think that Vox Day, after coming out against women having the right to vote, couldn’t get any more repulsive. This post, in which he defends the Taliban for denying women the right to an education (through violent means, of course), should disabuse you of that notion.
Oct 22 2013
New York City is all atwitter over the fact that Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota made a “faux pas” by walking into a Jewish temple with — gasp! — women with him, though it seems to me that this is entirely the wrong part of the story to focus on.
Oct 03 2013
Our four young Pathfinders are still in Uganda at the Kasese Humanist Primary School and they are learning a great deal about the cultural differences between that country and the United States. After finding out that men are not allowed to pour water or serve food to women, they learned how dowries operate in that …
Sep 27 2013
On Wednesday, the guy behind the Sleepless in Austin website was revealed and the previous world record for douchebaggery was shattered, possibly forever. He’s a 39-year old guy who is just looking for love because he’s lonely. And after reading his website, you pretty quickly understand why. Here’s what he’s looking for in a girl:
Sep 24 2013
ThinkProgress has an interview with Haifaa al-Mansour, the director of a new movie called Wadjda, about “a young girl who decides to enter a Koran-recitation competition to win the money to buy a bicycle she wants to use to race a neighbor boy.” It’s apparently the first movie to actually be filmed in Saudi Arabia …
Sep 23 2013
Sandy Rios is another one of those strange women like Phyllis Schlafly who thinks that all other women should be in subservient roles to men not only at home but everywhere else too. On her radio show, she expressed complete disbelief that there were female FBI agents on TV after the shootings at the Washington …
Sep 17 2013
A new study published in Lancet that tried to accurately gauge the prevalence of rape in many Asian cultures found some staggering and appalling results. The study, funded by several United Nations agencies, interviewed more than 10,000 men and asked them if they had ever forced a partner or non-partner to have sex. The percentages …
Sep 17 2013
The Fix the Family website, founded by a couple of hardcore Catholics, has a handy dandy list of reasons why women should not go to college. The long and short of it: It will send them into the clutches of the devil himself and ruin them for being a dutiful wife and mother. But first …
Aug 15 2013
I’ve written several times about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th century freethinker who was one of the most prominent leaders of the women’s rights movement. Here’s anti-feminist Dorothy Kelley Patterson telling a Concerned Women for America conference that Stanton was under the influence of Satan.
Aug 14 2013
One of the more barbaric passages in the Bible is found in Deuteronomy 22, which comprises the Mosaic law on how to handle premarital sex and rape. It’s the chapter that says that a woman who is found not be a virgin on her wedding day is to be stoned to death.
Aug 12 2013
Christian writer Os Guinness did an interview with David Brody of the 700 Club and made the truly idiotic claim that there is a tradeoff between gay rights and women’s rights because “many of the cultures where you have a high view of homosexuality have a very low view of women.”