Episode 5 – Secular Sisterhood

The cliche that atheists are a bunch of white men has persisted so long because many atheist groups tend to be dominated by them.

Where do freethinking women go for their community?  The Secular Hub is proud of our Secular Sisterhood, a group founded by women to provide a safe place for community, sharing, and support.

In this episode Ruth and Katie discuss what the Secular Sisterhood does, its mission, and what it means to its members.  What was the impetus for forming it in the first place, why was it even needed?

Also discussed in this episode;  the frenzy of sexual assault allegations, denials, and confessions that has dominated the media landscape touches the lives of secular people, too.  Katie and Ruth have a direct and candid discussion on this, and Jesse even gets in on the action to ask a few naive questions.

This is a serious conversation, so strong language and mature conversation occur.  Listen at your own risk.

Learn more about and communicate with the Secular Sisterhood:

Attend an event on Meetup

Reach out of Facebook

Learn more about the topics that helped influence this conversation:

Non-binary gendered individuals

Evolve Fish supports Secular Sisterhood

Axe throwing is the new thing to do.  Here and here’s where we do it in Denver

Women are not nags.  Believe it

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Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Ruth McLeod

Guests: Katie Wolfis, Jesse Gilbertson

Correction: At the time of posting this episode the Meetup page for Secular Sisterhood has 289 members

2 thoughts on “Episode 5 – Secular Sisterhood”

  1. Stellar conversation. A wonderful introduction to these topics. So important to tie together sexual assault/abuse with all the other ways gendered power dynamics in professional and domestic life interact and uphold a misogynistic and sexist society. The only thing I wish had been included is the discussion of how historical and current movements of global feminisms dismantle these exploitative power systems. Feminisms play a critical role in the conceptualizations and executions of dismantling societal structures.

  2. Sara, thanks for this update & your comment. Since not everyone attends these meetups, do you think it would be helpful & appropriate to have a Hub meetup in which representatives of the Secular Sisterhood present on some of the issues discussed in the group? I think the Hub membership & the general community could benefit from this information.
    I liked what was accomplished with last year’s Ask An Atheist Day, & I think it would be good to have an Ask A Humanist Day, as well as Ask A (Secular) Feminist Day (& others).

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