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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 Wednesday

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 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 :-)
Comment by Pam on April 22, 2011 at 6:26am
I think once we have more members we could have a vote on various icons etc
Comment by Pam on April 22, 2011 at 6:15am
the group is open to men :) Adriana- you are right :)
Comment by Pam on April 22, 2011 at 6:13am
the icon is supposed to be ironic and humourous and a poke in the eye to patriarchy- it is thinking outside the box and using a way of thinking that men have about women and turning it back upon them - nothing wrong with being feminine and strong at the same time- also the 'real women are atheist' excludes a lot of women who are maybe thinking about it and may put them off - I find it kind of restricting
Comment by Jean Marie on April 22, 2011 at 4:21am
Comment by Jean Marie on April 22, 2011 at 4:16am

sorry, i realize it is more difficult than it seems to find good icons...i did that once myself, it isn't easy, and you will never please everyone, but, that is childlike.  I grew up in 1950s, when women were supposed to act, and often did succumb to the pressure, to act childlike. 

It's left me with a lifelong aversion to picturing women as child like.  just a thought. 


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