Saturday, October 3, 2009

Feminism and Religion

In 2007, Matthew Chapman, the great grandson of Charles Darwin, spoke at the Atheist Alliance International and said “A feminist who believes in God is like a slave who has been freed but continues to live on the plantation.” He also noted that Atheist organizations, like the AAI, should focus their attention on women particularly. He argued that "I believe that in the end, it will be women who will turn this around." This is a mighty big task for women to take on, but I completely agree with Chapman. Women need to come together and realize how much religion represses and harms others. I personally think that all feminists should be atheists because of the harmful effects of religion. Feminists, for the most part, believe that repressive institutions should be eliminated. Since religion, and particularly Christianity, attempts to convince women that they are supplementary beings created for man, religious/supernatural beliefs should be rejected. I would like to encourage all women and men reading this to examine how religion serves to keep women in submissive positions within society.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What I've been up to

Hello all,

Sorry, I haven't been posting that much lately, but school has been busy. I'm taking four classes, which is a lot for a graduate student. I taking one English course, one Sociology course, one statistics course, and an education course. I'm also teaching one course. My students are currently working on essays in which they explore a community in which they don't belong. Some of their topics include: tattoos, Buddhism, homeless, sexual orientation and many many more. As a knowledge addict, this is one of my favorite essays that I get to read. All-in-all I have been busy. I will post another interesting post soon.