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Escape to Exile
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day, an observance founded by the Center for Inquiry (CFI). In this issue, we spotlight one of the courageous writers imperiled for writing critically of religion who has received aid from CFI’s Secular Rescue program. Ghluam Kabir (not his real name) was an admin for the Facebook page Pakistani …


Brett Kavanaugh, Critical Threat to Church/State Separation if Confirmed to the Supreme Court
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

Kennedy’s Retirement from the Supreme Court Is a Disaster The president has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If we are to rescue whatever is left of legally protected equality for nonbelievers, it is urgent that we oppose this nomination. The Proper Understanding of …

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Women’s History: A Core Secular Issue
Volume 34, No. 1
December / January 2014

It isn’t surprising that the secular movement in America has been characterized by historical discontinuities that, in a number of respects, resemble the amnesia that held back feminism for so long.


Feminism, Religion, and ‘Mattering’
Volume 34, No. 1
December / January 2014

My engagement in both the tough world of professional philosophy and the even-tougher world of literary fiction has afforded me an ideal vantage point for viewing the many subtle ways in which gender biases undermine women.


Sexism and Religion: Can the Knot Be Untied?
Volume 34, No. 1
December / January 2014

Can currently existing religion be disentangled from the misogyny of its texts, its traditions, and its practices?


Women’s History: A Core Secular Issue
Volume 34, No. 1
December / January 2014

It isn’t surprising that the secular movement in America has been characterized by historical discontinuities that, in a number of respects, resemble the amnesia that held back feminism for so long.


Feminism, Religion, and ‘Mattering’
Volume 34, No. 1
December / January 2014

My engagement in both the tough world of professional philosophy and the even-tougher world of literary fiction has afforded me an ideal vantage point for viewing the many subtle ways in which gender biases undermine women.