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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.

Location: #life
Members: 57
Latest Activity: Jul 5

Discussion Forum

An inspiring story of a disabled woman

Started by Hope. Last reply by Suzanna May 13. 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

Tags: rocks, campbell, katelyn

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

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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

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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

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Comment by Suzanna on July 5, 2014 at 4:45pm

I'm sure you've all heard about the Hobby Lobby business, I found an article which looks at the issues surrounding it from a Feminist standpoint which may interest some of you. You can trust religion to take women's rights a step backwards.

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/24773-william-rivers-pitt-lan...

Comment by Hope on May 12, 2014 at 3:45pm

Infographic from the World Health Organization shows the prevalence of violence against women by region http://bit.ly/1hoikYz

Comment by Hope on May 12, 2014 at 3:43pm

Beauty cannot be hidden forever :)

Comment by Neal on July 23, 2013 at 8:39am

 

Transcript:

- – -
This is my body.
I do what I want with it.
This is my body.
I make my own choices.
This is my body.
I use it as a canvas, tattoo it, decorate it, and pierce it.
I take medicine if I want to and only undergo medical procedures I choose.
I eat what I want, exercise for my health, and wear what I like.
I fall in love with whomever, fuck/sleep with whomever and marry whomever I choose.
I decide when and how to become a mother.
This is my body, not yours

These decisions have nothing to do with you. If I’m not hurting you or stopping you from pursuing your inherent right to happiness, it’s none of your business. This is my body, not yours.

Almost one in eight women in the United States will have breast cancer, the most invasive cancer for women worldwide. If I am black or white, rich or poor, married or single, gay or straight, formally educated or not, I have the right to be screened for this killer of women, whether I go to my doctor or rely on the services of clinics like those run by Planned Parenthood. Your desire to stop the funding of abortions has nothing to do with my right to defend myself against cancer. This is my body, not yours.

If I choose to have sex, I have the right to birth control and to be spared your demeaning insults you’d never want leveled against your daughter or mother. My pursuit of orgasm is neither unnatural nor dangerous nor scary nor an infringement of your religious liberty. My sexual activity is for my benefit, not your pleasure. And it’s never my fault if you rape me. I am done being excluded from decisions about my sexual and reproductive health. This is my body, not yours.

I determine who or what goes inside of my vagina and when. I make all decisions regarding my pregnancy. I will access prenatal care whether or not you agree with the choices made resulting from that care. I have the right to an abortion without facing intimidation, harassment, burdensome parental consent laws, or prejudicial taxes. If I decide to have an abortion, I will not undergo unnecessary, invasive medical procedures for the purposes of your moralizing and personal edification. I’m entitled to all health information from my doctor. And allowing myself to be penetrated once doesn’t assume your right to do it again on your own prerogative, for your own reasons. This is my body, not yours.

It is time for you to accept that I am fully aware, capable, and accountable for myself. I don’t need a hero or saving because I’m not in distress. I’m not defined by my need of a man or partner, but I have the right to be made happy by one, in a safe and supportive relationship. I’m not defined by my weight, hair, make up, skin color, or breast size. I do not exist to be your play toy. I won’t wait my turn nor be quiet nor heed you. I know my physical and mental strength and I do not fear you. I’m beautiful, despite what you think, with or without your approval. This is my body, not yours.

This is my body.
I’m through with legislators telling me what to do with it.
This is my body.
Keep your salacious, aggressive, sexist insults to yourself. I’m not listening.
This is my body.
I have the right to marry my partner, woman or man.
To equal pay
To health care
To education
To divorce
To safety
To protection of the law
To respect and dignity
To complete equality
This is my body, not yours.

Do not be afraid of a world in which women know themselves, their voice, and their power. That world has arrived.

Comment by Neal on July 11, 2013 at 6:05am

For your possible amusement:

Comment by Neal on June 26, 2013 at 4:35pm

Almost eleven hours went by before they decided she broke the rules for a filibuster. Texas filibuster rules says you must stay on topic, can't lean or rest on anything and can't take a break to use the bathroom. Don't know how she managed to keep going. One of the occurrences that pissed off conservative was her adjusting a back brace. 

Wendy Davis, woman of the week at least. And in TX of all places.

Comment by Neal on June 26, 2013 at 4:31pm

I was watching this off and on yesterday, this lady rocks:

Texas Lawmaker Calls Wendy Davis A Terrorist For Blocking Anti-Abor...

Credit: AP

Late last night, a Republican lawmaker compared Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and the crowd of her supporters to terrorists. Davis gained national attention and admirers overnight for launching an epic 13-hour filibuster that successfully blocked a restrictive abortion bill from becoming law. Once Republicans failed to pass SB 5, an omnibus bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks and shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics, Rep. Bill Zedler (R) tweeted:

In addition to voting for the 20 week abortion ban in the Texas House, Zedler’s record includes requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and report their education historybefore being able to have an abortion.

Meanwhile, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst described the crowd that cheered Davis on as “an unruly mob, using Occupy Wall Street tactics” that “disrupted the Senate from protecting unborn babies.” For the record, this is what the protests in the capitol building looked like:

Comment by Neal on May 31, 2013 at 11:27am

Captain Picard, AKA Patrick Stewart, discussing violence against women.

Comment by Neal on May 31, 2013 at 12:06am

A 22-Year-Old Woman Is About to Die for the Sake of a Fetus With No Chance of Survival—This Is "Pro-Life?"

El Salvador's strict abortion laws mean a woman's likely to die. Laws in other countries, and here, aren't all that much better.

May 30, 2013 |

This is the culture of life that abortion foes are trying to protect? On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of El Salvador upheld, by a 4 – 1 vote, its strict ban on abortion, refusing to allow a 22-year-old woman to end her pregnancy. That woman, and her baby, are likely now going to die.

The woman, known only as Beatriz, is 26 weeks pregnant and has been suffering from lupus and kidney problems, which have worsened as her fetus has grown. The baby, meanwhile, has anencephaly—a developmental disorder in which parts of the brain and skull are missing. In affirming its decision, the court declared that “the rights of the mother cannot be privileged over those” of the fetus. One of Beatriz’s lawyers, Víctor Hugo Mata, said: “The court placed the life of the anencephalic baby over Beatriz’s life. Justice here does not respect the rights of women.”

Alternet

Comment by Neal on May 23, 2013 at 8:21am

Judges Strike Down Arizona's 20-Week Abortion Ban
—By Kate Sheppard| Tue May. 21, 2013 3:48 PM PDT

On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law "unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court authority." This is the first 20-week ban to be struck down in court. (Correction: Idaho's ban was also found unconstitutional in March.)

The judges wrote that Arizona "may not deprive a woman of the choice to terminate her pregnancy at any point prior to viability," echoing the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade 40 years ago that abortion should be legal up to the point that a fetus is can survive outside of the womb, which is usually construed as 24 weeks.

Anti-abortion state legislatures have passed a number of laws in recent years shortening the period in which abortion is legal. Arizona's 20-week ban was not the first in the US, but it was the first one that national reproductive rights groups challenged in court. It was, at the time, the strictest in the country, as it dated the 20 weeks from a woman's most recent menstruation rather than from the date of conception. (Taking basic biology and math into account, the bill actually banned abortion 18 weeks after the woman became pregnant). But after the Arizona law was passed in April 2012, other states passed even stricter rules; Arkansas banned abortions at 12 weeks in March 2013, and North Dakota banned them at 6 weeks a few weeks later.

Meanwhile, an anti-abortion lawmaker from Arizona has been trying to export the law. Republican Congressman Trent Franks introduced a bill last week that would impose a 20-week ban in Washington, DC as well.

Reproductive rights groups hope that Tuesday's ruling sends a warning to other states that might consider similar restrictions. "Today's decision is a huge victory in the fight to protect women's fundamental reproductive rights, and it should send a clear message to anti-choice politicians that their attempts to deprive pregnant women of critical health care are clearly unconstitutional and will not hold up in court," said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which joined with the ACLU to challenge the Arizona law.

Mother Jones

 
 
 

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