Feminism and Atheism
It’s amazing how often I see the same information posted on both the feminist and atheist blogs I follow. Religion is not good to women.
On a very related note, I would highly recommend anyone to read Infidel, the autobiography of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. These issues all come down to treating people equally and fairly regardless of sexuality, gender, race, religion or any other reason, but religion is often in direct opposition with those values. For illustration I’ll quote the devil of whom I just spoke:
Feminists need to be wary of the celebration of “cultural diversity” unless they want to inadvertently celebrate polygamy, child-marriage, marital rape, honor killings, wife beating, selective abortion of female fetuses and other traditions that are now legitimized in the name of culture.
To end this quick post I’ll link to some of my favorite atheist blogs.
- Pharyngula, no doubt well-known to many. The amount of time he spends debunking quacks is to be admired – or to be pitied. Regardless, his blog is intelligent and provocative and an excellent source of rationality.
- Friendly Atheist isn’t as entertaining as Pharyngula, but heck, not everything can be.
- Heaving Dead Cats also hails from the US and telltales of living in a society that sounds like the 1950s to my Dutch ears.
I’ll end this post with Bill & Ted’s idiom, aka the Golden Rule: be excellent to each other.