Wow!!! This is, like, the WORST case of pseudo-intellectual SJW twaddle on steroids I have EVER seen in my life!! And that's speaking as a queer female. Who is also NOT an atheist, by the way.
THE only thing I can somewhat agree with you on..? Is that yes. I can see how atheism can be highly empowering to oppressed minorities, that have a long history of being treated like crap by Christians and Muslims. I guess it did feel that way to me, during my atheist years. Although I find my current personal, dogma averse, non-Abrahamic spirituality to be equally empowering. If not more so, in fact. Because it is ALSO saying "f*ck you" to this whole social notion that rationality is always preferable over ALL other modes of being, and experiencing! Which... I feel pretty darn good, as an emotionally / intuitively / experientially oriented woman, especially, rebelling against that junk. And also..? Doing my part in reclaiming the notion of spirituality, and divinity, from bigoted Christian zealots, who like to act as if they've got some kind of f*cking monopoly on it!
Then again, though..? It is NOT like all atheist white guys are these evil oppressors, who became atheists solely because they wanted to assert their dominance over people like me... That's bullsh*t! They became atheists because that was just simply what made the most sense to them. And the conclusion they arrived at, after researching these issues for themselves. Which... that must be respected!! You can't force people to believe in, or be, anything else than what they are. So.. it's just too f*cking bad! Like.. you could try to criticize straight people for supposedly playing into the oppression of LGBTQ people, just by virtue of being straight! But that doesn't change the fact that being straight was NOT their f*cking choice! Meaning, it makes NO sense to judge them for that, alone! Although it makes sense to judge people for homophobic behavior.
Likewise..? Most people don't get to CHOOSE what they believe in. And if straight, white men also just so happen to be atheists..? It's patently absurd to hate on them for that! Only thing we could maybe take them to task for..? Is if they DO indeed act like egocentric, privileged, arrogant intellectual snobs, who look down on ALL spiritual people, just simply for not agreeing with them! Which... atheists like that do exist. But FAR from all of them are!! In fact, most of the ones on here, I've found..? Including white, straight men..? Tend to be very accepting of me, because I am also accepting of them! And the rare few @ssholes that can't accept me, just simply because I disagree with them on the whole atheism thing..? I just simply IGNORE.