42. Are Atheist Activists Mostly Men?
Richard Cimino [+]
Richard Cimino is a visiting professor in sociology at the State University of New York at Old Westbury. He is also editor of Religion Watch, a monthly publication reporting on new research and trends in contemporary religion. He is the co-author (with Christopher Smith) of Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism and Community in America.
Christopher Smith [+]
Christopher Smith is an independent scholar, co-author of Atheist Awakening, and other articles on atheism.
Men have played a disproportionate role in organized secularism. But this pattern is changing to a certain extent as women have become less religious, and as feminist activists have become more involved in atheist movements and groups.