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Feminists less likely to be traditionally religious

March 30, 2011

Kristin Aune reports in this Guardian article that British feminists are less likely to identify as religious than the general female population. Aune is the co-author of Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement, for which she and Catherine Redfern surveyed nearly 1,300 feminists. Aune writes:

The results show that, when compared with the general female population, feminists are much less likely to be religious, but a little more likely to be interested in alternative or non-institutional kinds of spirituality.


Explanation and stats and links to stats follow. The entire article is worth reading, so go read it.

But I couldn’t resist adding this here because I had forgotten about this comment. In the article’s lede, Aune reminds us what Pat Robertson said about feminism, that it “is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

Gotta love the hilarious retort that became a t-shirt and bumper sticker slogan: “Sorry I missed church. I was busy practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian.”

Hat tip: Bob Carlton

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