43. Do Atheists and Feminists Support Each Other?
Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira
Tiina Mahlamäki [+]
University of Turku
Tiina Mahlamäki is senior lecturer in the study of religion, University of Turku, Finland. She has published several articles about atheism and gender.
The article explores the relationship of selected main atheist thinkers (such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali) to women and feminism, but also introduces feminist atheism in everyday life and in atheist organisations. Some researchers suggest that all feminists should be atheists, and the values atheists appreciate (such as equality) suggest that atheists should support feminism – but the experiences of feminists within atheist circles indicate that they do not.