Atheism is important — that I’ve become disenchanted with the front men for the movement does not diminish the significance of the cause. If you want to understand why, read Vyckie Garrison’s story, or watch her tell it.
It isn’t simply religion that is the problem, it’s the amplification of deleterious effects by the cooperative synergy with a culture that takes patriarchy and submission for granted.
I’ve seen Garrison at a number of conferences, and she’s always impressed me — that she escaped an abusive situation with the energy to fight hard for other women tells you that she’s strong, and her willingness to publicly tackle deep social problems tells you she’s brave.
Unfortunately, being strong and brave sometimes isn’t enough. Vyckie Garrison needs help for her family. Chip in if you can.