Feminism and Atheism: An Unholy, But Tenable Marriage

Oct 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Daily Nexus

My first thought is to say that yes, atheism does benefit women. The rejection of a god or gods along with the misogynistic traditions and beliefs that are present in many religions should be beneficial to women.

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Oct 4, 2012
 
There is and will be sexism and patriarchy regardless of whether there is religion or atheism. It's no different than any other topic of ethics and socialization.

And just like any other ethical issue, the difference here is atheism does NOT claim supernatural bullshit to rationalize or justify continuing sexual discrimination. Any atheist who remains sexist is so for his own arguments, not because he's an atheist.

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Gasp atheists want equal rights for women?? How dare they! Screams the Fundies.

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"Voting is no right; it is a privilege granted.... There is no wrong done ... by denying this to certain classes of a community, whether on account of age or sex or any supposed causes of disqualification. In this country the whole foundation of our institutions has been that the male sex when arrived at years of supposed discretion alone should take part in the political control of the country... Under the operation of this Amendment, what will become of the family hearthstone around which cluster the very best influences of human education? You will have a family with two heads -- a 'house divided against itself.' You will no longer have that healthful and necessary subordination of wife to husband... You will have substituted a system of contention and difference warring against the laws of nature herself, and attempting by these new fangled, petty, puny, and most contimptible contrivances, organized in defiance of the best lessons of human experience, to confuse, impede and disarrange the palpable will of the Creator of the World." --Senator Thomas F. Bayard of Delaware, 1874

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"I never could see how it was that an old maid who had neglected to fill her office in society for which God in his providence had wisely created her, should essay to lecture married upon child-bearing, maternity, and other kindred topics, when as a Miss who was never married, she is supposed to be innocently ignorant of all such matters." -- A woman who met Susan B. Anthony in Oregon, 1871

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Like some other atheists, I see little point in organizations that center around atheism, but I do think that when groups focused on other secular concerns are just as secular in their demographics, they tend to have more progressive outlooks. The one thing that all religions have in common is that they have precepts that are not to be questioned. We who have left religion or who have never taken part of it in the first place are free to question anything and everything. That includes any sexist notions that we may have acquired in the course of our lives.

The skepticism that is inherent in atheism helps to obviate against every manner of nonsense, sexism included.
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Atheists support Wahhabis support Gays support Marxists etc.
All atheists are bad people
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