In Defense of Atheist Men

Are Atheists Sexist?In Defense of Atheist Men

There seems to be a growing number of young women in the atheist movement who have been accusing the men of our movement of rampant sexism. The latest target of these feminists is none other then Richard Dawkins, because he wrote a post that basically said what I tend to think, which is that I don’t think these new feminist really know what sexism is. The stuff they bring up, as evidence of sexism, doesn’t seem to me to qualify. Boorish and insensitive behavior on the part of men maybe, but sexism? Not really.

As we are discussing sexism – let’s start with a definition. According to Meriam Webster’s online dictionary (see: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexism)  – sexism is prejudice or discrimination based on sex. Or it’s behavior, conditions or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex.

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Freedom of Belief

Freedom of Belief is a Human RightFreedom of Belief

Tomorrow, Americans will celebrate our independence. Like most Americans, we Humanists also celebrate the day our founders signed the Declaration of Independence. The words of the Declaration are not only stirring, they are also a nearly perfect reflection of our views as Humanists on the rights of man vs. the role of government.

The most quoted section of the document is the second paragraph, the bit that starts, “We hold these truths to be self evident.” The idea that we all have certain unalienable rights is, well, awesome! I mean, think about it. You have rights that no one can take away from you. No government and no person.

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