“We, The Women Undersigned, Feel Welcome…”
A sensible group of my fellow skeptics of the female persuasion have come up with a document that is basically the long-form version of Dr. Harriet Hall’s inspired tee-shirt at the last TAM. Here’s how it begins:
We, The Women Undersigned, Feel Welcome in Mainstream Secular, Atheist and Skeptic Groups.
We, as women of the secular/atheist/skeptic community, find that our claims are weighed on their merits, rather than weighed on our gender. We believe such courtesy must be afforded to everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, political/ideological affiliation, community ranking or social class.
We do not find the community to be misogynist. We feel safe and welcome here. While sexism might occasionally show itself in isolated incidents, as it would in any community, we do not find such incidents to be in any way reflective of the wider movement.
And it goes on from there, mincing no words, calling out certain organizations involved in recent post-bloody-Elevatorgate kerfuffles, and expressing support for Ron Lindsay of CFI. Hear, hear. Mine was signature #86, with twelve countries represented so far. Here’s the link: