15 – Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Virginity and Sex, Secular Sex Advice for Daughters

Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Virginity and Sex, Secular Sex Advice for Daughters

Audio Blog - Karen Garst - Virginity and Sex, Secular Sex Advice for DaughtersDr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. 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. Here are the names of the women who contributed to this book.

  • Ann Wilcox (Pseudonym)
  • Ceal Wright (Pseudonym)
  • Ute Mitchell
  • Matilde Reyes (Pseudonym)
  • Taylor Duty
  • Sandy Olson (Pseudonym)
  • Ruth Marimo
  • Karen Brotzman
  • Gil Brennan
  • Kay Pullen (Pseudonym)
  • Emma Graham (Pseudonym)
  • Sylvia Benner
  • Taressa Straughter
  • Marsha Abelman
  • Lilandra Ra
  • Karen L. Garst
  • Michelle DeBord
  • Jackie Burgett
  • Gayle Myrna
  • Robin Stafford
  • Anna Rankin
  • Nancy J. Wolf

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Karen is also working on her second book, Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith and for Freedom (available for pre-order on Amazon) which is a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham. She also 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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