Category: feminism

The Catholic Church in Ireland has been partic…

The Catholic Church in Ireland has been particularly unpleasant to women in a variety of ways. If you are an Irish woman and still an observant Catholic, I can only assume you have some sort of Helsinki Syndrome.

There will be a referendum in Ireland to repea…

There will be a referendum in Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment (which would effectively decriminalise abortion) on Friday, May 25th.

This blog supports a vote to repeal, for reasons which are outlined in some detail here

I understand women’s rights may not be directly related to atheism, so I’m going a bit off the reservation here, but you can expect more pro-choice stuff until we get the Eighth Amendment removed. 

Hopefully, after May 25, I’ll never have to post about it again.

I understand why you might want to be submissi…

I understand why you might want to be submissive in a marriage, or in any other situation. Some women are naturally submissive and they should behave however they like and that’s their own business.

What I don’t get is why anyone feels qualified to tell other women that they should also be submissive wives. 

This is the biggest problem atheists have with religions: they insist on imposing their opinions on everyone else. 

The Quran does not allow for men to beat their…

The Quran does not allow for men to beat their wives. It’s out of context.

*sighs* If i had a penny for every time i heard the excuse “it’s out of context” i would be a billionaire by now.

The quran does permit the men to beat his wife. Chapter 4 (An-Nisa), verse 34: “Men have authority over women by [right of] what Allah has given one
over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth.
So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s]
absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom
you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist],
forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you
[once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted
and Grand.” So you’re not only allowed to beat them, but also to rape them.

Either way many imans seem to support and encourage this. In a muslim country it’s ok to beat your wife, no one would see it as strange or think badly of you. Besides, the quran is god’s word. Are you doubting god’s words?

I have read the Bible. There’s bad thing…

I have read the Bible. There’s bad things in there about men too. Baby boys being murdered twice. All men also have the join the army of Israel. This means they would lose their life during battle quite often. Yes men are the head of the household but it’s a huge responsibility. If anything goes wrong, the man is blamed. If the wife is being disrespectful to her husband in anyway, it’s on the man. What have you done to make you wife act this way? If the kids are being bad, it’s on the man.

You talk as if being a man is worse than being a woman. It’s not. Men sure do have bad things but it’s the women’s condition that is worse.

If the wife is being disrespectful to her husband in anyway, it’s on the man.” If she’s being disrespectful towards him it’s on the man because he is suppose to be able to control her. Meaning she must not have autonomy and freethinking, she is like a puppet for him to control, she is his, and she is something that must be bossed around. This is about control and submission to men.

If the kids are being bad, it’s on the man.” Wrong, it’s definitely on the women. Women are responsible for taking care and rising the children, and that includes being to blame on what your kids did or how your kids turned out to be. Just ask any women

People think the women staying home were serva…

People think the women staying home were servants to their husbands but what about the men who built homes, hunted for food, and worked. Would not both be servants to one another?

Men who built homes, hunted for food and worked were providing for themselves and the community. Women could be doing those things too if men didn’t say women were physically and mentally weak and their purpose in life was to have babies and stay at home looking after them since they weren’t capable of doing much else due to their weak nature. Women stayed at home because society thought women were mentality weak and couldn’t do much expect serve the husband and looking after the kids since it wasn’t too hard to do and that was the “job” people believed women should have. So yeah women were servants to men because they could have gotten a job, provided for herself, gotten an education, gone out and doing things instead of sitting at home and looking after the husband like a maid

Women in Ireland have been fighting for the ri…

Women in Ireland have been fighting for the right to abortion access since 1983. It is indeed bolloxology

Here is a quick primer on what happened in 1983 and here’s a quick overview of how we got here

I continue to be amazed when I see Christian w…

I continue to be amazed when I see Christian women defending a Bible that denigrates women.

“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your religious freedom. If you…”

“No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your religious freedom. If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.”

were-all-queer-here: ✨feminist blog✨ Because modern…

were-all-queer-here:

✨feminist blog✨

Because modern feminism is about anything but gender equality.