*Update 8/30/2013*: For a variety of reasons, I have moved the timeline in the link above to tumblr. The previous version which was published at the end of 2012 can still be found here.
Starting in 2010, the topic of participation of women in the new secular movement has received an extraordinary amount of attention. There is a range of views on the subject that has resulted in sharp public disagreements.
Complicating matters, much of the commentary is often made based on incomplete information and lack of context. For example, often times video of a speaker’s talk will be released long after the discussion of the remarks has largely ceased. In addition, most articles and blog posts tend to only discuss specific episodes, making it difficult for new participants and observers to enter the conversation.
As a result someone some new to the topic will probably miss out on many of the key events through no fault of their own, with the subject appearing more unwieldy than it has to be.
This has necessitated a chronological examination of the topic in it’s entirety, that provides an accessible and meaningful summary. The format I have chosen for this is a timeline, and I will be updating periodically.
My hope is that the timeline proves useful and informative.