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Thus, there are genuine reasons for some people who are not racists, cultural supremacists, or anything of the sort, to criticize Islam, or certain forms and manifestations of Islam, or to express hostility towards it. These relate to disapproval of various doctrines, canons of conduct, associated cultural practices, and so on, to the power wielded by Islamic leaders and organisational structures, and increasingly to the ambitions and actions of Islamists such as ISIS. — The Trouble With “Islamophobia” | Secular Global Institute
Life Experiences of Atheists -
Giving Voice to the Experiences of Nonbelievers in the U.S.
Hey fellow heathens! Please take 10 minutes and fill out this survey so there can be more statistics about Atheists in America! Reblog this so your atheist followers can do the same :)
That seems like a reasonable policy. Employees using social media accounts identifying themselves as representatives of an organization can reasonably be assumed to represent the organization. It is tough to imagine that the Center for Inquiry, or any other freethought organization, would want one of their employees publicly calling for bans against speakers with whom they would like to work using social media accounts that identify them as high-level employees of the organization. It would seem that someone who continued to do this after being reprimanded might be in danger of losing his or her position.
Here’s the sad reality: there’s a toxic atmosphere in what passes for the atheist “community” that makes any reference, however brief, however off-the-cuff, to issues relating to sex/gender the subject of intense scrutiny and often the most uncharitable interpretation possible. — The Latest Harris Book/The Latest Harris Controversy | Center for Inquiry
(via Debunking Abrahamic Religions: A “Moderate” Muslim)
Skeptical Women Need to be Careful on Twitter | Atheist Revolution -
A brief public service announcement alerting women who use Twitter to a new danger.
No, I prefer to conclude that the only reason anybody could possible dislike me is misogyny. And anything negative they say to me is simply “harassment.”
But seriously, Sharon makes an excellent point here.
Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and other prominent atheists have been facing accusations of sexism and misogyny from a handful of rage bloggers and social justice warriors for some time. A number of one-sided stories are starting to appear in the mainstream news media in which these bloggers serve as the authors or primary sources.
Fortunately, not everyone is buying into this deliberately distorted narrative. Below is a quick sampling of some recommended reading that anyone seeking the full story will want to peruse: