Secular Woman, through our project Abort Theocracy, has launched a campaign aimed at eliminating stigma and encouraging people to talk openly, shamelessly, about their reproductive health experiences. The campaign is, appropriately, called #ShameLESS. We are sharing your stories throughout the year with memes which you can share via social media, as well as publishing your stories on our sister site


Katha Pollitt's recent article in the Nation, Atheists Show Their Sexist Side, examines the way women are viewed and treated within the atheist community. Her comment about Dawkins' twitter feed was so dead on, I had to tweet it. Thus spawned #TheirSexistSide.

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Richard Dawkins, hysterical dumbass.

Richard Dawkins has been keeping himself very busy indeed during his stay as an involuntary organ donor. He has bravely taken to Twitter to defend Michael Shermer, the notorious subject of multiple accusations of predatory sexual behavior toward women, and tweeted some of the stupidest thing His Intellectual Excellency has ever said. And that is saying something, my friends.

I'm told that atheist hero Richard Dawkins is putting out a compendium of his Most Important Tweets.  Someone deep inside the movement slipped me a copy of the cover!

Broad Delusion

[CONTENT NOTE: minimizing gender-based harassment; misogynist abuse; minimizing pedophilia and rape; ableism; extreme hostility to consent, bodily autonomy and agency; one m-f* bomb.]

The text from my mother read: “You should control her right from the beginning. Kids respect you that way.”
I froze in shock as I read this, the most naked statement I’d ever heard my mother make about her parenting philosophy. We were discussing the upcoming birth of my daughter and how excited I am to meet her, to learn her personality, much as I would a new friend.

Hello everyone!
I’m M. A. Melby (not my real name) from Minnesota.  I teach physics.  I write.
I’m pushing 40 years old, been married to a man for almost 20 years, have two small children; and live a life that I once believed to be mundane.
I’ve been writing seriously for several years.  My most popular pieces tend to be of the take-down variety
Don’t worry, I won’t disappoint.

It’s that time of year again! Through the month of August Secular Woman will be collecting nominations for our annual Secular Woman Awards.

We have five categories: Secular Woman of the Year, Activist of the Year, Blog of the Year, Man of the Year, Member of the Year.

Having dedicated much of my adult life to the study of conservatives in the wild (and not coincidentally, much of my childhood to navigating those worlds to survive), I am here to provide you with practical tips that can save you a whole lot of time you would otherwise spend scratching your head in dumfounded bewilderment.

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