Marie Alena Castle, Abortion, Women's Rights, Human Rights, Atheism
Interviews

Q&A on Atheism, Women’s Rights, and Human Rights with Marie Alena Castle – Session 2

May 22, 2017 Scott Jacobsen 0

Marie Alena Castle is the communications director for Atheists for Human Rights. She was raised Roman Catholic, but became an atheist. She has been important to atheism, Minnesota Atheists, The Moral Atheist, National Organization of Women, and wrote Culture Wars: The Threat to Your Family and Your Freedom (2013). She has a lifetime of knowledge and activist experience, which I wanted to explore and crystallise in an educational series. Here are the results.

women, islam, feminism, feminist
Culture

Sorry, Islam Is Not a Feminist Religion

May 16, 2017 Tom Adamson 12

Every now and then, a story pops up regarding Islam and feminism. Abrahamic religion and women’s rights have always been uneasy bedfellows. The books are not exactly conducive to a feminist spin.  There are lines here and there, but broadly

Culture

Why Should We Defend Progressivism?

May 3, 2017 Sarah Mills 0

“Conatus” is defined as the inherent drive in something to exist and continually improve itself. Sartre conveyed the concept as the ‘coefficient of adversity’ and Schopenhauer described it as the ‘Will to Live.’ In our modern worldview inevitably coloured by

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Liberals,
Culture

How Should We Judge Ayaan Hirsi Ali?

April 14, 2017 Beatrice Louis 0

Prominent author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, founder of the AHA foundation that works to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation, had to cancel her scheduled Australian tour recently. She cited security threat as the reason. Hirsi Ali’s life, and the constant