"Hitchens, the best-selling author of God Is Not Great, who died in 2011, wrote a notorious Vanity Fair article called “Why Women Aren’t Funny.” Richard Dawkins, another author whose books have brought atheism to the masses, has alienated many women — and men — by belittling accusations of sexism in the movement; he seems to go out of his way to antagonize feminists generally, and just this past July 29 he tweeted, “Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that’s an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.” And Penn Jillette, the talking half of the Penn and Teller duo, famously revels in using words like “cunt.”"
There is a pervasive misogyny in the free-thought society. It's time we talked about it.
What is the impact of a gender discrimination in the atheist community? This forum?
For the female forum contributors: Do you have a personal experience of gender discrimination, and would you share it? How has your experience changed how you view the free-thinking movement?
For the male: Have you ever asked for feedback? Have you ever been called out on gender-discriminatory behavior? If so, what did you do, and how did you change (if you did)?
Through these conversations, we have a chance to grow, and I thank anyone who dares to have meaningful, personal input of their experience.
***** NOTE: Refrain from personal attacks. Safety can not be maintained, where a person is not respected - regardless of their opinion.*****
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