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Secular Humanist Water Bottle

December 20, 2011

Secular Humanist Water Bottle

I spent all weekend trying to come up with one post on Christopher Hitchens and gender, but ended up with enough material for four or more separate posts on feminism, atheism and gender…which I’m now working on editing.

In the meantime, here’s a picture I took on the way home from roller derby practice.

That’s the sign in front of the US Conference for Catholic Bishops, and the logos on my bottle are for the Secular Student Alliance and the American Humanist Association.

Let me just say that while I may personally have never been a fan of Christopher Hitchens, I am thankful for all the atheists, secular humanists, and other non-religious Americans he inspired to get involved in political organizing. The so-called “New Atheist” movement he helped inspire has done a lot to fight back against the Religious Right’s attacks on LGBT rights, reproductive rights, and basic civil liberties.

As an HIV/AIDS activist, I am keenly aware of how damaging the influence of the Catholic Church has been to proper HIV prevention, education and treatment worldwide. Did you know Washington, DC has a 3% HIV infection rate? That’s 15,000-20,000 people. What would happen if that many people held a protest in front of this building?

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