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Why Millennial Women Are Embracing Atheism

Danielle Schacter never thought she would become an un-Christian. “I slowly became more and more disgusted by the way I saw people treating others,”http://bit.ly/2pt30Yj

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Ultra-Orthodox rabbis ban women from going to university in case they get ‘dangerous’ secular knowledge

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish rabbis have banned women from going to university, The Independent has learned. The strict Satmar sect issued the decree, seen by The Independent, warning that university education for women is “dangerous”. Written in Yiddish, the decree warns: “It has lately become the new trend that girls and married women are pursuing degrees in special education. Some attend...

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Women in Secularism 4: The Walls are Coming Down

Hear from the most compelling and consequential women’s voices from the world of freethought at the fourth Women in Secularism conference, September 23-25, just outside Washington, DC.http://bit.ly/2bgjLk5

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Women in Secularism 4

A Center for Inquiry Conference · September 23 – 25, 2016http://bit.ly/29Ct1e0

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Arizona’s Largest Women’s Health Network Obstructs Abortion Access Due To Religious Beliefs — Protect Thy Neighbor

Nicole Knight Shine wrote a fascinating investigative piece for Rewire about MomDoc, a Mormon-owned women’s health network in Arizona that uses religion to deny women the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare. Although MomDoc receives federal dollars via its Medicaid patients, the practice actively suppresses abortion access on religious grounds by forcing its staff to keep mum about Plan B...

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Women Are Leaving Church, And the Reason Seems Clear | Religion Dispatches

A new Pew Research Center analysis of General Social Survey data confirms a long-simmering trend in U.S. religious observance: While attendance at religious services has declined for all Americans, it has declined more among women then men.http://bit.ly/27Ul1iq

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Atheists: Here’s Another Reason You Need To Book Women At Conferences

As I write this, the Seventh Annual Orange Country Freethought Alliance Conference—so good they named it lots—is underway. I know this because over the last hour, friends have been sharing an image showcasing (if not advertising) the conference’s lineup of speakers. According to the ad, there are twelve people speaking at this year’s OCFAC. In stark contrast with the...

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You probably know a Quiverfull family — this anti-women Christian cult is everywhere

There’s been some speculation recently about whether the Willis Family, the musically-talented mega-family of 14 featured on TLC’s creatively-titled reality TV show, “The Willis Family,” follows the Quiverfull movement.http://bit.ly/21UWiEX

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10 Fierce Atheists: Unapologetically Black Women Beyond Belief

There’s a pivotal scene in freethinker Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun in which matriarch Lena Younger tries to put the fear of God in her rebellious, politically conscious daughter Beneatha. Beneatha, an Afrocentric atheist, has been mouthing off about God’s non-existence and irrelevance, proclaiming “Mama…it’s all a matter of ideas and God is just one...

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Religion and gender inequality: The status of women in the societies of world religions | Kamila Klingorová and Tomas Havlicek – Academia.edu

By Kamila Klingorová and Tomas Havlicek in Religion and Geography of Religion. The status of women in society is very diverse worldwide. Among many important traits associated with the differentiation of gender inequality is religion, which itselfhttp://bit.ly/1ZBGWUF