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An Atheist and Agnostic Group For Women

An Atheist and Agnostic Group For Women

Do you want to make a difference in the world? Do you want to see positive change take place? Do you want to find creative solutions to some of life’s problems without invoking prayer or super-natural ideology? Do you want to make new, intelligent, rational friends? Do you want to be part of a safe, supportive, secular space? Do you want to be part of a group that values you for your contrib... »

Global Quickies: Horrible Crimes, Horrible Punishments, and Some Lighter Links for Not Totally Ruining Your Weekend

Global Quickies: Horrible Crimes, Horrible Punishments, and Some Lighter Links for Not Totally Ruining Your Weekend

INDIA Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree. PAKISTAN A pregnant woman was stoned to death by her family for marrying without their consent. SUDAN The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for apostasy was forced to give birth in prison with her... »

Do Women in Yoga Pants Deserve to be Raped? (No. Obviously.)

Do Women in Yoga Pants Deserve to be Raped? (No. Obviously.)

Support these videos on Patreon! Article and link to the Vice documentary. Men are sexually assaulted more often than we may think. Atheists who agree with Saxton Close-enough transcript follows! A pastor in Arizona preaches that women can do certain things to make them worthy of being raped, like dressing a certain way or drinking too much. While it’s sad to see another person making headlines by... »

Global Quickies: Skirts, Racists, and Unhappy Arrests

Global Quickies: Skirts, Racists, and Unhappy Arrests

FRANCE (From Mary) Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far-right Front National, has suggested the deadly virus Ebola could solve the global “population explosion” and by extension Europe’s “immigration problem”. For more on racists and the European Parliament elections, check out this article. FRANCE Hundreds of male students across 27 schools in the city of... »

Atheists: Stop Freaking Out About Atheists on TV

Atheists: Stop Freaking Out About Atheists on TV

This morning, I saw that Hemant posted a meme complaining about the portrayal of atheists on (American) television. The image shows the following characters with the following labels: Temperance Brennan from Bones, “ROBOT” Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, “EMOTIONLESS” Dexter Morgan from Dexter, “MURDERER” House from House, “MISANTHROPE” Perr... »

Global Quickies: Apostasy, Exorcisms, and Martians

Global Quickies: Apostasy, Exorcisms, and Martians

SUDAN A Sudanese court has sentenced a woman to hang for apostasy for abandoning her religious faith after she married a Christian man. You can listen to Heina talk to the BBC about this and leaving the Muslim faith on this link. TANZANIA Two witch doctors in Tanzania have been arrested after a woman with albinism was hacked to death. EGYPT A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on ... »

American Atheists Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sombrero and a Trip to Puerto Rico

American Atheists Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sombrero and a Trip to Puerto Rico

There are certain benefits I enjoy by being a white American, and chief among them is the ability to find things like this hilarious without being personally hurt by them: We hope you have a safe & fun Cinco de Mayo weekend! Can't wait to see you at our Puerto Rico convention in August! pic.twitter.com/4S1DNBRdL4 — American Atheists (@AmericanAtheist) May 2, 2014 For me, this is exac... »

Global Quickies: Brave Women, Questionable Police Merit, and More

Global Quickies: Brave Women, Questionable Police Merit, and More

NIGERIA A local human rights group reports that the young girls kidnapped from a school are being sold into marriage with their Boko Haram abductors for $12. CANADA Calgary and Edmonton have declared a measles outbreak. The outbreak has been linked to dangerously low levels of immunizations. SPAIN Spain’s government is being taken to court over a minister’s decision to give the country... »

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