Steve Shives is an atheistic YouTuber and Vlogger, best known for his videos – the series Atheist reads and the videos of Five Stupid Things (now Five Things). In the Atheist Reads series, Steve uses his expertise as an English major to “critically examine” Christian apologists.
His videos cover a wide range of other topics, including conspiracy theories, film reviews, current events, atheism, wrestling, and comics,
He distinguished himself as an atheist vlogger until he decided to immerse himself in feminism, arguing that feminism should be adopted and widely accepted by the atheist community. Not only was his ideology and attitude sharply criticized by the antifeminists of the atheist YouTube community, but he also reduced his fans by a certain percentage. Interestingly, the YouTuber cares less if he loses all his fans, as he also blocks as many people as possible very quickly, with the aim of reducing the absurd amount of harassment he receives in his feeds every day.
Although Steve is expressive and vocal in discussing various topics, he is actually very discreet when it comes to his private life, so you would find almost nothing about his life online.
Apart from the fact that his full name is Steve Warren Shives, nothing is known about his date of birth, place of birth, parents, educational background, siblings, or any other personal information.
Shives gained his first popularity online through the videos he uploads to his YouTube channel. In December 2010, he joined the YouTube community under the name Steve Shives and began uploading videos discussing topics related to conspiracy theories, pseudo-science, and atheism. In his videos, he also discusses current events, wrestling, and writes reviews of movies and comics.
In March 2010 he directed a series called “Riffing on Mail Call”. In this series, he usually responds to comments written by readers in the “Mail Call” section of the Herald-Mail newspaper from Hagerstown, MD.
In September 2012 Steve began a series he called “And Now the Good News”. In this series he discusses current events that are good and interesting to the ears, covering politics, science, and topics such as gay marriage.
Soon after, he started the series “An Athiest Reads”, in which he uses his expertise as an English major to “critically examine” Christian apologists. He does this by reading religious books (mostly by Christian apologists), and as he reads he explains, expands, and gives his opinion from an atheistic perspective on what he has just read.
The videos for this series are 20 to 30 minutes long and are uploaded chapter by chapter. With this series, Steve Shives’ online has gained popularity, especially in the atheistic YouTube community.
Another popular series that Steve ran on his channel is what he called “Five Stupid Things”. In this series, he discusses topics related to religion, conspiracy theories, and comic books by picking out five things that he finds really stupid in any of the topics he talks about.
In the series “Five Stupid Things” he also talks about current events. In the episodes called “Five Stupid Things for (date)” Steve talks about five things, he finds stupid in the current news. He uploads these episodes every two weeks.
Steve had many fans who loved what he did and many followed him. Even the Huffington Post picked him up one by one for his unique insights and opinions on issues, but he soon came under fire when he got into feminist vlogging.
He believes that feminism should be more widely accepted in the atheist community. His position has not been well received by many, especially by the anti-feminists in the atheist community to which he belongs.
Steve Shives’ Wife
He is married to a woman named Ashley Hutson. Just like her husband, not much is known about Ashley’s private life except that she is married to Steve Shives and is a convinced feminist.
In fact, many believe that Steve became a feminist to please her because she has a great deal of control over him. Some believe that Shives is always very careful not to say anything that might offend her so as not to be locked in the basement as punishment.
During their bonding sessions as a couple, Steve mainly gets down on his knees to massage her pads or when he talks about how gender is portrayed in movies and on TV. She hates superhero movies, action movies, and all other fun things that don’t meet the Bechdel Test standard redefined by Anita Sarkeesian.
Other Facts You Need To Know About Steve Shives
Shives used to have a Tuesday in the collectively run Breakfast Club channel until it was discontinued in October 2015.
Recently Steve became popular because he blocks people online, he uses block bots with the aim of reducing the absurd amount of harassment he receives in his feeds every day. This way, most people who try to tweet to him are blocked without them noticing.
He admires and loves the works of Anita Sarkeesian