Secular Woman

Amplifying the voice, presence, and influence of non-religious women.

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I think it’s weird that teenage girls know more about giving blowjobs than they do about masturbation. It makes me sick to my stomach that so many young girls think sex is just about a guy finishing.

Elizabeth Olsen 

 

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This is for real. The masturbation unit of my OWL class is like, half taken up with explaining to the girls in the class what masturbation is, that girls can do it too, etc. Don’t want to masturbate? Great, rock on. Don’t know that masturbation is a thing? Makes me want to cry.

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Anita Sarkeesian Cancels USU Speech After Threats of School Shooting

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Following the latest in a horrifying wave of recent death threats, feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has canceled her speech at Utah State University, which was scheduled for this morning (Wednesday, October 15th).

Though USU was prepared to proceed with the talk after consulting with local, state, and federal law enforcement and increasing security measures for the event, Sarkeesian canceled upon learning of Utah’s open carry laws. 

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chescaleigh:
The 10 Phrases I’ve Stopped Saying And The People Who Appreciate Me For It (via Upworthy)
It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!
Check out this HuffPost article ”10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language.”

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chescaleigh:

The 10 Phrases I’ve Stopped Saying And The People Who Appreciate Me For It (via Upworthy)

It’s pretty common for people to use disability metaphors like “That guy is crazy!” or “This weather is so bipolar” without giving it a second thought. It’s important to realize how these words and metaphors can affect people with disabilities and perpetuate stigmas surrounding mental health. If you’ve never thought about the impact these words can have, you’re in luck because this chart provides some common disability metaphors and easy alternatives!

Check out this HuffPost article ”10 Reasons to Give Up Ableist Language.”


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Ramdasha Bikceem

  1. Ramdasha in Don’t Need You: The Herstory of Riot Grrrl (x), (x)
  2. Her GUNK zine; issue #4
in the last few issues of Gunk, Ramdasha wrote about the lack of diversity within the scene, and expressed her opinions around racial dilemmas and class conflicts within the Riot Grrrl movement.

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“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.” ― Bell Hooks

ambivalentlyyours:

“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.” 
― Bell Hooks

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Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

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Secular Woman Values: We support every person’s right to bodily and sexual autonomy. Gender expression, sexual orientation, and consensual sexual expression are for individuals to determine.

Secular Woman Values: We support every person’s right to bodily and sexual autonomy. Gender expression, sexual orientation, and consensual sexual expression are for individuals to determine.

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