Next spring in DC

Oh hai, registration is open for Women in Secularism 2.

That means I finally get to tell you that Katha Pollitt will be there! Yes, Katha Pollitt. Booya.

Also Vyckie Garrison! Also Soraya Chemaly, also Teresa MacBain, also Amanda Marcotte, to name just a few.

This is going to be great.


  1. adrianaheguy says

    I’m so excited to be in the list of speakers, and I confess, a bit intimidated by all the big names! Looking forward to an exciting conference and to meeting all of you. I would like to thank Melody Hensley for inviting me and David Tamayo from Hispanic American Freethinkers for suggesting my name to her.

  2. says

    I am REALLY intent on making this conference. Coming from Australia so have a few logistical and financial milestone to reach this year but it’s looking doable. And I can combine it with a holiday in New Orleans where I’ve never been but I’m sure is my spiritual home. Katha Pollitt!

  3. Jacques Cuze says

    I apologize if this is a duplicate post. My browser (opera) lately seems to eat form submissions without telling me.

    Can you help differentiate between Atheism+ and Women in Secularism?

    My very brief look is that the two are remarkably similar in orientation, principles, goals, and even membership.

    How are they different?

    Thank you.

  4. says

    Adriana – don’t be intimidated! I can tell you from experience, it’s not intimidating.

    Amanda, yay!

    J’accuse, well WiS is a conference. Atheism+ is not. I hope that helps.

  5. Jacques Cuze says

    “well WiS is a conference. Atheism+ is not.”

    Thank you, I did see that, and I am long out of the conference circuit, but my very loose understanding was that conferences are usually associated with some organization.

    If WiS is “orphaned” it would seem to have a natural affiliation as one of the conferences of Atheism+.

  6. Stacy says

    Katha Pollitt! Yes. I was just reading a book of hers from about 1998, the other night.

    Sadly, the pieces on feminism could’ve been written yesterday. Little’s changed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *