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Why this Black Atheist is No Longer an Atheist Activist

When I left the church I felt alone. As I leave the world of atheist activism behind, I feel even more alone? Why? Because an increasing number of angry atheist voices have targeted me and people like me, whose only crime is to be a woman or black and want a place in the world to live, work, breathe free and love as I want. They have embraced people like Milo, who famously responded, “Fuck your feelings,” when asked about how his actions could be perceived by minorities. They fight for his right to speak and say any odious thing he wants. They say they do this to champion free speech. Yet, these self same folks celebrate when Steve Shives, someone who champions ideas they do not like, is so called taken down. This showed me that yes, this is indeed about free speech. For them. They want they freedom to call me any name in the book and to tell me to like it and shut up. Don’t be offended. Don’t say you are offended. If you dare say you are offended, you are trampling free speech. But the take down of Steve Shives was glorious according to TJ, Thunderfoot and others of their ilk — to be celebrated in the streets. I can no longer be a part of any so called movement that does this to one of their own because he had the nerve to call TJ a bigot, while they fight for Milo’s right to call me a nigger and tell me I must be happy about it. It will only get worse, not better, especially if Trump gets elected. People who support the Milos of the world will feel emboldened to be even more hateful, nasty and even cruel and call it truth. They will laugh if tears spill down my cheeks because of it and say I am weak. Yet they will freak when one of their own is judged or called a name like sexist, or bigot, even as the most vile, misogynistic and racist stuff falls from their lips. They will swarm and down vote any dissenting voice on YT, Twitter, Tumblr. They will celebrate women and darkies being put in their place and call it a form of justice. You know, when my father was told to take my sister and me to the back of an Arkansas movie theatre several years after the end Jim Crow so as not to rile the white folks who hadn’t gotten used to the change, I thought there would come a time when the mentality behind that would cease to exist. I thought we’d finally come to place, or that I found that place in atheism activism, where I could have the same dignity and fair treatment as any one else. In 2016, I found out I was wrong. I see it in the ugly underbelly of the new movements that are growing in voice, and being emboldened by political figures who have almost 50 percent of the American vote, in spite of having known white supremacist ties and KKK support. To ignore evil is to condone it. It is why I say I can be an atheist, I have no choice, I do not believe in any gods, but I can’t be part of an atheist community. Too many folks in it don’t want me. They don’t want my voice. They don’t want to listen to what I have to say. These loud and proud folks pooh poohs my concerns and uses jerry rigged stats to support nasty ideals about me. They’ve told me to leave in no uncertain terms–and I don’t have to be asked twice.
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PICK UP ARTIST DEFENDS FEMINISM AND HYPERGAMY

iTUNESLINK:

http://sistahatheist.podbean.com/2013/11/25/pick-up-artist-defends-feminism-and-so-called-hypergamy/

The imaginary “battle of the sexes” heats up with brand new imagined slights. This vid is an addendum to one I did prior where I discuss feminists and male contraceptives (and how some were against it) Further research indicates that the opposition may be somewhat smaller than I first declared, so I felt the need to clarify. Still, any faction that would oppose male contraceptives should be demonized.

That said, my research led me to a Male Pick Up Artist who was curiously pro-feminism–I wanted to share the thoughts he posted on his blog http://matingmarket.wordpress.com/.

Check it out and give me your thoughts. Also here are a few links to articles about and by women and feminists who are for male contraceptives:

http://feministsforchoice.com/male-birth-control-pill.htm

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2012/01/13/birth-control-for-men-for-real-this-time/

http://zeldalily.com/index.php/2011/06/why-is-there-still-no-male-contraceptive-pill/

http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/03/12/birth-control-for-men-why-the-delay-2/

http://forums.avoiceformen.com/showthread.php?tid=3017

*NEW podcasts! YAY! MY MAIDEN VOYAGE INTO PUBLIC OPINION

On my maiden voyage through the rough, turbulant waters of public opinion and discourse, I am getting my feet wet with a somewhat meaty topic. I am tackling a trifecta of concepts that are somewhat interrelated, namely neo feminism backlash, sexual equality and the dreaded *gasp* patriarchy. As of late, I have become increasingly confused as to why feminism has become the target of such venom both on and offline. I need to qualify that by saying I am not a feminist, but rather a humanist. I stick up for all sides and all races. That said, the reality is that feminism is a very small movement with very little power, so why beat up on it and act as if it is a dragon in need of defeat? Because some of the women are radical and belligerent? That fact is actually hurting the movement. Besides, the same can be said of any political group…Also, why equate all the justified anger that both men and women have at social double standards with the basic right for all people to be treated equally?

You can see a few of my ideas on the topic which I will expound upon during this podcast here: https://sistahatheist.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/what-equality-means-a-humanist-view/

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