feminist atheist

It’s always strange to me when people say that the Abrahamic God is genderless, but he just happens to use male pronouns and be referred to as the Father, not to mention that he came to Earth as a man in the form of Jesus. Trying to justify making your only god male is one thing, but claiming that he has no gender despite being very obviously gendered is a whole other kind of mental gymnastics that I just can’t fathom.

America will not be destroyed by undocumented immigrants, same-sex marriage, Muslims, atheists, or abortion, but rather by unreasonable fears, unbridled hatred, divisive politics, deliberate misinformation, and a gullible populace.
—  Laura C. Keeling
The Problem with Atheists

[Before anyone gets mad, #NotAllAtheists.]

I am an atheist. More specifically, an agnostic atheist. I would even go as far as to say I am an anti-theist. I do not like religion. I don’t respect religion. I’d be happy to see religion go away for good. 

That being said, the atheist “community”, if you can call it a community at all, has some serious issues. I figure taking a look at it from an atheist perspective might be interesting or even useful.  

Atheists are angry. Atheists are frustrated. The worst part is that we have every right to be. From our perspective, we’re living in a world that rejects logic and reason for faith. Personally, I was formerly religious and so were many other atheists. This gives us this sensation that we’ve been lied to, maybe even brainwashed.This itself is not a problem. 

The problem is that, due to our anger and frustration, we end up acting on emotion. Despite many of us worshiping at the altar of logic and reason or skepticism itself, we end up becoming what we hate.

We become angry with innocent people. People who, for various reasons, are wrapped up in religion. People who, like us, just want to live their lives. When we lash out at these people, we are doing what we often accuse religious people of doing to us. We’re bullying them. We’re pushing them, against their will, to (dis)believe something that they don’t want to.

Again, I want to make it very clear, this is not all atheists! I certainly try my best not to be that way and I’ve witnessed many other atheists who do even better than myself. Being an atheist doesn’t make you inherently anything, it simply makes you someone who doesn’t believe.

This post is for those who can’t pull their head out of their ass long enough to realize religious people are as worthy of being treated with respect! You gotta get it together. Whether we like it or not, all atheist get lumped together and you are making us all look bad. I can’t stop you from doing so, it’s your right to freedom of speech, but I’m making a plea.

Consider that there is more to life than being correct.

When muslims are defending the hijab and insisting that it’s empowering, one of the things they say is “women are like precious diamonds, and must be covered and protected, just like any pure precious thing”

Do you even hear yourself???“women are diamonds and must be treated as such” women are humans with feelings and a soul. Diamonds are objects that are kept shut away in a box and owned by someone else. And your saying women are diamonds and should be treated the same way? Thank you for proving my point you backwards thinking misogynistic the hijab objectifies women

If you consider yourself a member of a group or organization, including a church, that is actively homophobic, you are still complicit in their homophobia. The fact that you personally don’t do homophobic stuff is irrelevant. By attending mass and identifying yourself as a member of that group, you are saying that you agree with homophobia, or that you just don’t care about gay people enough that homophobia is a deal breaker for you. When you give them money in the collection basket every week, you are actively choosing to support homophobia financially. That isn’t okay.

If only one person in the world held down a terrified, struggling, screaming little girl, cut off her genitals with a septic blade, and sewed her back up, leaving only a tiny hole for urine and menstrual flow, the only question should be how severely that person should be punished, and if the death penalty would be sufficient. But when millions of people do this suddenly it becomes “culture” and therefor magically becomes less horrible, and is even defended by western “moral” thinkers, even feminists.
—  Donald Symons

I can’t stand it when someone refers to groups of people as one single certain characteristic (ex: “whites”, “blacks”, “gays”, “straights”, etc) because it’s just??????? so dehumanizing???? it’s reducing a person to that one specific element???? idk I just really can’t stand it

You Know What Breaks My Heart?

Yesterday I was at a family dinner. I have a huge family and most my cousins are girls with their own batch of kids (since all my girl cousins are married). I was sitting there between them (the only single girl in the family) and for the first time ever I had nothing to talk about with them. 

It was sad that I didn’t fit in. It wasn’t sad because I wasn’t married. It was sad because those cousins who were once HAPPY and carefree were running after their kids who were destroying everything in sight with a pained expression on their face. They were sitting listening to their husbands joke about sexist things. They had nothing more to talk about than baby formulas, husband troubles, how badly their in laws treat them. 

And when they finally saw me sitting quietly among all that craziness, they asked me about my job and my car. When I started talking about how I have this new exciting project and how I’ve finally started driving alone and how much I enjoy it even in Pakistani traffic, I see their faces fall and they looking over to their husbands and quietly whispering about how I am doing something so different and they wish they the guts to drive but they dont. They wish they had pursued a career but they havent. They wish they were free, but they are not.

And then they go back to talking about mommy things and bitching about independent girls behind my back because thats the only thing that makes them feel better about themselves.  

It breaks my heart what women have been reduced to by culture and religion. 

Reminder:

Being a trauma survivor does NOT give you an excuse to be an asshole to others!!



Sincerely: a fellow trauma survivor.

Malak Alshehri, Saudi woman arrested for not wearing a abaya in public. Where’s the feminist outrage?! Hey feminists where tf are you?? Can you here me? Do you care? Does your “intersectional” “feminism” include me? 🙆🏻 I hate to break it to you but you’re not feminist and we ex Muslim women are going to reclaim feminism from you.