When I started this blog being a feminist in the skeptic movement was seen as completely incompatible, and sexism went on unchecked. Skepchick and other sources of female skeptic thought barely scratched the surface of misogyny inside the movement and society in general, and elevatorgate had not yet happened. Now Atheism + and other websites (skepchick, free thought blogs) have large bodies of people who are committed to both social justice and atheism. Heaps of bloggers examine the intersection between social justice and atheism all the time, there is hardly a topic I could blog that someone else has not blogged first from a similar angle. In short, I wonder what utility a blog like mine has anymore, and recent life events make it difficult to update and screen comments regularly so the blog will be suspended for awhile. I am not sure how long.
For now I think I will leave the blog as is and close comments completely in a couple of weeks, but of course I am open to suggestions about what to do next (keep blogging, stop, start a new blog, delete everything, etc). I still enjoy writing and wish I had more time for it in my schedule. I would like to thank everyone who read and commented and linked to me in the past couple of years, it meant a lot to know that someone else out there thought I had something to say that was worth reading.