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Joan Reisman-Brill advises a parent experiencing drama from the school’s PTA and offers consoling words to an elderly person with a pessimistic future.
This week we feature a new poet! Read a poem inspired by the former AHA honorary president, written by Conor L. McKaye.
New cryptoquote this week! Solve the puzzle to reveal a well-known quote.
New comics by Jesus and Mo & Ape Not Monkey!
On August 26, 2013, humanists and feminists will join together to celebrate Women's Equality Day to commemorate the day when women gained the right to vote, back in 1920. One of our AHA Chapters, the Humanist Society of New Mexico, is putting on a terrific event in Albuquerque attended by leaders of the AHA's Feminist Caucus, New Mexico State Senators and Representatives, artists, musicians, and many women and men who are fighting for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Zelda Gatuskin, co-chair of the AHA's Feminist Caucus, writes a great article on why we must demand passage of the ERA now.
It's hard to believe that, even today in our modern society, women continue to fight battles for equal pay for equal work, against elected leaders that want to determine what she can do with her body, and against a society where rape culture exists (as highlighted in an HNN article this week about the excellent awareness event SlutWalk). Can we do more to ensure equality for women? Yes, we can. Learn more about Women's Equality Day.
NOTE TO READERS: HNN will be taking a short summer break! The next issue will arrive in your mailbox on September 4, 2013.
The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Russia, but the country’s anti-gay laws create an ethical and possibly dangerous problem for participating athletes. But Jason Torpy argues why the U.S. should not boycott the Olympics.
Should humanists boycott the Olympics in Russia? Take this week’s poll and tell us what you think!
There are many misconceptions about SlutWalk events around the country, but some of these negative comments go too far. Mallory Kruper finds the craziest comments made about this educational, pro-feminist event.
Former Massachusetts Congressmember Barney Frank “comes out” as an atheist on Bill Maher’s show. But why now? Sam Mauceri talks about the secular community’s reaction to the news.
Washington DC recently passed a bill to allow officiants without a religious affiliation to perform weddings. Matthew Bulger explains why all 50 states should do the same.
Are religious films like The Passion of the Christ proselytizing—or great fantasy? Christian Hagen explores both older and recent films humanists can appreciate, if you’re into mythology.
Best-selling author Susan K. Perry publishes her first novel under the AHA’s publishing house, Humanist Press. Learn more about Kylie’s Heel and read early reviews.
We have some crazy people who show up at our conferences! Can you write a clever caption for the photo after the jump? (Taken at the American Humanist Association’s 72nd Annual Conference in San Diego, California last June.)
Rachael Berman reports on the community activities of some of our most active AHA Chapters!
Joan Reisman-Brill answers your questions this week on raising humanist children and how to deal with unwanted religious booklets coming through the mail.