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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: 58
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Discussion Forum

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

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

Tags: women, act, grassley, senator, violence

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

Tags: Of, Candidate, Afghanistan, With, Koofi

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

Tags: rape, definition, changed, wants, attacked

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

Tags: of, misogyny, demons, the, world

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

Comment Wall


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Comment by Adriana on April 24, 2011 at 3:33pm
Do you guys like any of these icons? I like the first 2.
Comment by Pam on April 23, 2011 at 1:23pm

I've stucka c ouple fo discussions up- jump in and discuss :)


Comment by Pam on April 23, 2011 at 6:03am

lol Jean Marie- sometimes I need a knock around the head to see the obvious- :) hopefully someone will come up with a nice design for us :)

Not quite what I meant about being feminine and strong but I know what you mean :) I hope - in getting to know me people will get to understand my slightly off sense of humour :)


I'm also keen for this not be be an 'anti' thing with an icon like 'don't need jesus' and an all-inclusive thing - so not just focussing on christianity - I can see we are going to have to have a good 'atheist women' logo lol - that tends to cover all of it :)



Comment by Jean Marie on April 23, 2011 at 2:37am

Good luck recovering Pam!!  We are rooting for you to have full and speedy recovery!! 

(btw, the group name is Atheist Women, the website name is Atheist Universe, so i kinda think, we don't have to worry too much about an icon "turning off" anyone who got this far!!  ha ha!!!)

That is so cool Pam, that you are open to exploring various icons. 

( i knew Adriana would throw in Hypatia, ha ha!!  We DO get to know each other around here, don't we? Adriana likes Hypatia, that brainiac woman who promoted logic and learning)


and i agree, nothing wrong with being both feminine and strong, but, not all women are feminine,

 nor do all women desire to be seen as feminine in the traditional sense of the word.  Just a thought, this is a very diverse website.  YAY FOR DIVERSITY!!!



Comment by Adriana on April 22, 2011 at 3:15pm
No worries, Pam, we have mods on the site most of the time and all admins can get into all groups. We have not had any issues on this site at all. I will ask Michel to make an artistic icon for our group; he's really good!
Comment by Pam on April 22, 2011 at 3:08pm

yes lets let people join freely - we'll need a couple of mods tho- I will n=be around a bit over the next couple of months as I am recovering from major surgery but after that its back to work :) would be good to have mods from each side of the world too due to time zones


lol I don't like any of the icons either and have a thing about using invented godesses just as much as I do about invented gods-the Hypatia pic was ok but not really 'zingy'- we shall keep looking - maybe someone can make one? may just end up with the simplest 'atheist women' :)

Comment by Adriana on April 22, 2011 at 12:59pm
Hey, can we just let members join in freely, no acceptance needed? Wed can always block undesirable people. Not that I expect any.
Comment by Adriana on April 22, 2011 at 12:08pm

Or a bust of Athena?


Comment by Adriana on April 22, 2011 at 11:57am
Hypatia of Alexandria could be a cool icon. An atheist women thinker, philosopher, mathematician, scientist. Was killed by a rabid mob of christian men.
Comment by Adriana on April 22, 2011 at 11:53am
I'm going to be a pain...I don't like any of these icons :-)

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