For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Couch, 202-238-9088, firstname.lastname@example.org
(February 23, 2018 | Washington, DC) – The American Humanist Association (AHA) is extremely concerned about the serious allegations of sexual misconduct that have been brought against Dr. Lawrence Krauss, a previous AHA Humanist of the Year Award winner who has been published in both The Humanist Magazine and on TheHumanist.com. AHA leadership expressed their support for the brave women who speak out against any type of sexual misconduct.
“As humanists, we positively affirm a woman’s bodily autonomy and support those women who speak up and hold men accountable for misogyny and bad behavior. We encourage women to be empowered,” said Rebecca Hale, president of the AHA. “Sexual misconduct violates humanist concerns for equality and compassion.”
“Many have voiced concern that there will be little response to these allegations within our movement, and I want to assure them as a leader of the humanist community, that the AHA will not ignore these assertions,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of AHA.
The AHA works actively for gender equality and against harassment through its advocacy programs and with a special emphasis from the AHA’s Feminist Humanist Alliance. “Men benefit from a patriarchal culture that encourages male entitlement and predatory behavior,” said Sincere Kirabo, social justice coordinator at AHA. “Atheists aren’t exempt. It’s our job to work against this programming, to divest from it, and to actively challenge it.”