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Sometimes being a feminist is a strain, because there is reality and then there is feminism and there can be a quarrel between them.
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Because sexism is so interwoven with how we live our lives, it sometimes feels like the transformation of our personal lives is demanded by feminism. This is extremely exhausting, leading to a neurotic level of analysis and justification of our own preferences, motives and interpersonal relationships. Two kinds of personal essays, repeated with nearly infinite variations, manifest this neurosis. One is confessional: I’m a feminist, but I enjoy X, in which X is some traditionally female thing like not working, wearing makeup, being submissive in
By Center for Inquiry, August 31, 2015 The Center for Inquiry is delighted to announce the formation of its first branch in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
By Leo Igwe, August 22, 2015 Sara is of the view that declaring her atheism would cost her a lot in terms of family support and social capital.
By Leo Igwe, August 17, 2015 Not many Nigerians know about the campaigns by humanists against witch hunting, blasphemy law and harmful traditional practices.
By Andrew Copson and Leo Igwe, July 2, 2015 We are appalled that a death sentence should be considered a legally enforceable punishment in any circumstance. In this case where the “offence” committed appears to be little more than the expression of a minority religious belief, the death sentence is particularly disproportionate and constitutes an egregious violation of the right to life.
By Bill Cooke, June 28, 2015 The genius of Western monotheistic religions is their ability to disguise a colossal conceit under the fake shroud of humility.
By Leo Igwe, April 8, 2014 These women have been forced to adopt Kpatinga as their home and community, as the only safe place to be and to live for now, if not forever.
By Rebecca Goldstein, March 20, 2014 Our culture has relapsed back into the kind of self-aggrandizing, self-glorifying answers that the Athenians had presumed, which had Socrates railing against them until he got so annoying that they killed him.
Police suspect the involvement of Hindu extremists in the murder of Dr Malleshappa M Kalburgi, former Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi.… Read the rest
IS beheads antiquities scholar in Palmyra
Khaled Asaad, 82-year-old scholar who worked for over 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, was executed by IS on Tuesday.… Read the rest
Bangladesh: atheist blogger hacked to death
Niloy Neel was hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in Dhaka.… Read the rest
Alom Shaha on why non-belief needs diversity
Encountering diversity can help us realise the possibility of being someone new, someone different, someone better.… Read the rest
This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement and freedom of choice, and restricted our autonomy.… Read the rest
Alabama senator says slavery was good for black people
The bible says slavery is ok and the Southern slave plantations were fabulous for the slaves says State Senator Charles Davidson.… Read the rest
Saudi cleric tells women to wear one-eye niqab
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.… Read the rest
Tarek Fatah on death threats over free speech
The celebrated and controversial Canadian author Irshad Manji received the first “Mansoor Hallaj Freedom of Speech Award” by the Muslim Canadian Congress.… Read the rest