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Atheist Women

A group for atheist, freethinking, secular women (and men) who want to discuss, rant or just vent their feelings about the oppression and patriarchy of religion and support each other in fighting it and many other things that oppress women.

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An inspiring story of a disabled woman

Started by Hope. Last reply by Suzanna May 13, 2014. 5 Replies

Maysoon Zayid.. Writer, actor, comedian, Maysoon Zayid is the co-founder of the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival. Her story is very inspiring!"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this…Continue

Tags: disabled, woman, a, of, inspiring

Katelyn Campbell Rocks

Started by Neal. Last reply by Adriana Apr 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Show your support for reality and sign the petition.Tell Katelyn Campbell: "You Rock!"…Continue

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Kansas abortion crackdown: New bill says life begins at fertilization

Started by Neal. Last reply by Michel Apr 13, 2013. 10 Replies

I'm not sure why we keep playing with a woman's ability to control her health; maybe it's because they don't care? I guess if they do, the line has been drawn. …Continue

Tags: leave, the, state, to, women

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republicans have offered a number of reasons why they oppose the Violence Against Women Act. Some think it’s unconstitutional. Others argue that it’s just a meaningless bill ...

Started by Neal. Last reply by Michel Feb 24, 2013. 6 Replies

Grab whatever excuse comes to mind Senator, no matter how imbecilic it may be.Top GOP Senator: Native American Juries Are Incapable Of Trying White People Fairly By Scott Keyes on Feb 21, 2013 at 1:30 pmSen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) On Wednesday, Sen.…Continue

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Watching “The Favored Daughter” Rise To 2014 Presidential Candidate Of Afghanistan With Fawzia Koofi

Started by Hope. Last reply by Neal Feb 20, 2013. 4 Replies

It is difficult to define words like “Courage”, “Bravery”, and…Continue

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A Bronx school teacher, attacked at gunpoint by an off-duty police officer last year, wants the state to change its rape laws.

Started by Neal Feb 14, 2013. 0 Replies

What a mess. It's not rape if it's anal penetration? The violence against women will continue.Teacher Assaulted By Off-Duty Cop Wants Albany To Change Rape Laws Lydia Cuomo Speaking Out After Being Attacked By Michael Pena Last YearFebruary 11, 2013…Continue

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Woman 'denied a termination' dies in hospital

Started by Neal. Last reply by Michel Nov 16, 2012. 22 Replies

Catholic stupidity kills women.Savita Halappanavar, who was found to be miscarrying…Continue

Tags: woman, kill, catholics, barbarians, irish

No fun even in heaven

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Marianne Nov 5, 2012. 7 Replies

Here's an excellent blog post by Taslima Nasreen. If you follow the logic of Islam(I'm using the word "logic" here loosely, of course), it won't be possible to relax or even have fun for Muslim women once they get to heaven.Her blog "…Continue

Tags: burka, satire, heaven, women, Islam

Islamic world unleashes the demons of misogyny

Started by Hope. Last reply by zrdm Nov 4, 2012. 11 Replies

Islamic world unleashes the demons of misogynyOctober 27, 2012OpinionRoya Hakakian…Continue

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A short film about global violence against women

Started by Adriana Sep 27, 2012. 0 Replies

WARNING: violent images. This is a beautifully made short video bout One Billion Rising, a project to raise awareness and protest violence against omen. They are aiming to have a global strike day in February of next year. I think it's a good idea.…Continue

Tags: film, awareness, violence, women

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Comment by Mrs.B on April 3, 2017 at 2:05am

Long past time, huh?

Comment by Stephen on April 2, 2017 at 9:11pm

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Millicent Fawcett to be first woman statue in Parliament Square

The suffragist Dame Millicent Fawcett is to be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square, the prime minister has announced.

The equal rights campaigner who dedicated her life to getting the women's vote, will stand alongside Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela.

Theresa May said Dame Millicent "continues to inspire the battle against the injustices of today".

All 11 statues in the central London square are currently men.

The new statue will be funded using the £5m fund announced in this year's spring Budget to celebrate next year's centenary of the first British women to get the vote.

Millicent Fawcett formed the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in 1897.

The organisation used peaceful tactics to campaign, including non-violent demonstrations, petitions and the lobbying of MPs. Born out of the suffragist movement came the suffragettes - the more radical and militant group led by Emmeline Pankhurst.

Dame Millicent died in 1929, a year after women were granted the vote on equal terms to men.

Image caption Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela are among those with statues in Parliament Square

Prime Minister Theresa May said: "It is right and proper that she is honoured in Parliament Square alongside former leaders who changed our country.

"Her statue will stand as a reminder of how politics only has value if it works for everyone in society."

Dame Millicent's legacy continues today through the women's rights charity, the Fawcett Society.

Welcoming the announcement, chief executive Sam Smethers called it a "fitting tribute".

"Her contribution was great but she has been overlooked and unrecognised until now. By honouring her we also honour the wider suffrage movement," she said.

Comment by Stephen on March 19, 2017 at 11:41pm

On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider

“After Trump won, I was hoping the left might engage in some introspection” about how its refusal to hold an honest discussion about Islam had damaged the movement. (As I recently pointed out in Quillette, Hillary Clinton’s failure on the campaign trail to speak frankly about Islam and terrorism most likely put Trump in the White House). “But if anything they’ve dug in. So we see Linda Sarsour [heralded] as a warrior for women’s rights.” (This is an insult to reason and progressivism, even if Bernie Sanders would disagree. Sarsour calls herself a “racial justice & civil rights activist,” but supports Shariah law, declared herself “not Charlie” after the cartoonists’ slaughter at the hands of Islamists in 2015, and, in a 2011 tweet, said she wished she could “take away” Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s vagina.) Calling Sarsour a defender of women’s rights “is absurd on the face of it,” says Haider, “but it’s becoming more and more the norm. People will call us racist for criticizing a religion. They have no idea of what it actually means to be liberal.”

Sarah Haider

http://quillette.com/2017/03/16/on-betrayal-by-the-left-talking-wit...

Comment by Stephen on March 19, 2017 at 2:16pm

The protective cloak of Islamophilia

Islam needs more criticism, not less

I have a problem with the term Islamophobia, for its technical meaning translates as an irrational fear of Islam and Muslims. I would argue to be fearful of terrorism being committed in the name of Islam is one of the more rational responses to today’s circumstances, a healthy adaptation to the times.

What is more problematic and widespread is Islamophilia. Philia is one of the four Greek terms for love, but in psychological circles it refers to pathological affection.Paedophilia comes to mind as the most heinous example. Islamophilia’s most common manifestation is where progressives treat Muslims as vulnerable children whose feathers can’t be ruffled. The Islamophilia crowd damage Western democracies and Islam for they invite us to sacrifice elements of our own freedom to redeem ourselves against the largely imaginary sins against Muslims in the colonial past. They also invite Muslims to pose as victims and demand the rewards of such victimhood. The message of Islamophilia is that Muslims deserve to receive no flak at a time when Islam and Muslims badly need to be criticised.

Read more= read:https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/06/protective-cloak-islamophilia/

Comment by Stephen on March 19, 2017 at 12:33pm

I hate the term Islamophobia too many liberals in the west express Islamophilia where they wouldn't dream of holding back against Christians. 

Comment by Chris on March 19, 2017 at 9:46am

If Pamela Geller knew more about her vesion of xtianity she would know that christians and muslims are both Abrihamics.

Perhaps she comes from a troubled family.

More from Pamela Geller with an interviewer who appears to support her viewpoints.

Comment by Chris on March 19, 2017 at 9:36am

Pamaela Geller is another islomophic fringe kook who thinks Saria law is being imposed on America

Comment by Chris on March 19, 2017 at 9:25am
Published on Feb 1, 2017

On "The First 100 Days", women's rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali reacted to a recently resurfaced tweet written by an organizer for last month's Women's March, which disparaged Ali and another activist. Linda Sarsour, of the Arab American Association of New York, tweeted in 2011 that Ali and Brigitte Gabriel should be assaulted and that she wished she could remove their private parts because they "don't deserve to be women." Ali, a victim of genital mutilation while living in Somalia, blasted Sarsour as a "fake feminist" who is not interested in universal human rights.

"She is a defender of Sharia law," Ali said, "No principle degrades and dehumanizes women more than Sharia law." Ali said Sarsour hates her and Gabriel because they speak out against Sharia. She suggested that instead of protesting in Washington, Sarsour should have organized a march for Yazidi women kidnapped by ISIS, "mass rape" incidents in Europe, or Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for "blasphemy."

Comment by Chris on March 19, 2017 at 9:04am

Ayann Hirhi Ali has a great voice.  She isn't Islomophobic as conservative media likes to portray her.  Her views of Islam and womens place in the world are secular.

Ayan's comment about Brigitte Gabriel  being a fake feminists is appropriate in light of the following article about Brigitte wrapped in the flag of xtianity and islomophobia.

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This affable and controversial woman is firing up anti-Islamic sent...

You may not have heard of her until now, but Brigitte Gabriel is one of the most influential voices in what some view as America’s burgeoning anti-Islam lobby. Nearly 10 years ago, Gabriel founded the grassroots organization ACT for America, a group that’s bent on lobbying government officials to promote national security and focus on defeating terrorism. On its website, the group proudly declares, “We are the NRA of national security,” and Gabriel is the fresh and disarming face of the organization. Though some groups view ACT for America as a hate group, Gabriel has proven adept at forging real relationships with members of Congress and finding her way onto the cable airwaves as an expert on terrorism. BuzzFeed recently published a profile of Gabriel, exploring her appeal and the rise of her group as she tries to take it mainstream.

Gabriel’s backstory, not to mention her Arabic accent, certainly helps her build credibility with audiences. She’s a Christian who was born and raised in Lebanon — a self described “survivor of Islamic terror.” According to her personal account, in 1975, at the age of 10, Gabriel’s home was destroyed by radical Islamic terrorists during a bloody civil war. After that, Gabriel has said, she was forced to live underground in a small bomb shelter with her parents for seven years. She uses these experiences as cautionary tales when addressing American audiences who have concerns about terrorism, though some aspects of her account have been called into question by critics.

She’s adamant that Act for America is not a hate group and is not Islamophobic, telling BuzzFeed in a written statement that its members do “not consider ourselves anti-Islam. We are anti-radical Islam and the political ideology behind terrorism.” BuzzFeed followed Gabriel to Twin Falls, Idaho, in late September, where she told attendees that “We are importing people with a completely different value system that has no respect for women, that has no respect for daughters,” as she talked about what has been the linchpin, lately, of her argument against immigration from the Middle East: a terrifying crime in which three boys — ages 14, 10 and 7 — are accused of brutally raping a 5-year-old girl.

Read the full story at BuzzFeed.

Comment by Stephen on March 17, 2017 at 4:04pm

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