Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Virginity and Sex, Secular Sex Advice for Daughters
Dr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. She and I are working together to tell the stories of women who have left religion and why more should do so. Her book received reviews from Richard Dawkins, Valerie Tarico, Peter Boghossian, Rebecca Hale, John Loftus, Sikivu Hutchinson and others. The book is a collection of personal essays from 22 women from diverse backgrounds who tell their stories of leaving religion. From various Judeo-Christian traditions, they talk about the shame, guilt, and oppression religion imposed on them and how they freed themselves from its grip. She is also working on her second book, which will be a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham.
Karen has a blog, which can be found at www.faithlessfeminist.com. This podcast episode is the 2nd in a series where Karen records the audio version of her blog articles. In the 1st section, she talks about how virginity and sex are viewed in religion. And In the 2nd section, she reads a guest post by Dan Dana, PhD, regarding advice for soon-to-be sexually active young women from a secular humanist perspective. Karen and Dan collaborated on the post after she saw his article on secular sexual advice for young men. Even though Karen admits to not agreeing on all the advice he gives, it is certainly better than the total lack of sexual advice she received growing up.
Karen’s book: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion
Audio Blog #1 –Virginity and Sex
Audio Blog #2 – Secular Sex Advice for Daughter
Karen’s blog www.faithlessfeminist.com
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