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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

When misfortune hits a village

It’s all the fault of that mouthy woman. When misfortune hits a village, there is a tendency in some countries to suspect a “witch” of casting a spell. In Ghana, outspoken or eccentric women may also be accused of witchcraft – and forced to live out their days together in witch camps. … The witch …

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Aug 31 2012

Frolics

Fun and games in the LAPD – headline – Woman dies after genital kick from LAPD officer Huh. That can’t be right. Kicking women between the legs is just a joke, as any fule kno. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating at least five officers after one of them allegedly stomped on a woman’s …

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Aug 31 2012

Priests ensnared by little boys

A priest in Australia has been charged with hiding child sexual assaults by another priest. He didn’t just hide them, either, he caned two boys who reported being assaulted. Father Brennan, 74, was arrested and charged yesterday with two counts of  misprision of a felony – failing to disclose a serious crime – relating to alleged child sex offences …

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Aug 31 2012

Art morning

Since we’re talking about it – Las Meninas. From the Wikimedia Commons.

Aug 31 2012

A little outing

Village life in Punjab. Five men allegedly shaved off the hair and eyebrows of a young woman and paraded her in the streets of a village in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police officials said Tuesday. The incident occurred yesterday in Layyah district, 350 km from Lahore, after the married woman was accused of having “illicit” relations …

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Aug 31 2012

Jacob Jordaens

Here’s the source painting, by the way.   Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/jacob-jordaens/pieta

Aug 31 2012

Anybody who resorts to tactics of desperation like this

A blast from the past at the Richard Dawkins Foundation (of which Paula Kirby is the UK head), December 15, 2006. The following is an email sent by William A. Dembski to Richard Dawkins along with other prominent Darwinists, particularly those who defended Darwinism during the Dover Trial. There’s a Christmas present for you at …

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Aug 30 2012

Hilarity

Gosh. Paula Kirby made a funny on Twitter. Paula Kirby‏@PaulaSKirby Ladies and gentlemen, may I request a moment of silence in honour of CrucifixionPlus (Restored). pic.twitter.com/17wLZhof   That’s kind of startling. As I said before, when she called me a Feminazi and Femistasi and part of the Sisterhood of the Oppressed, I liked her a …

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Aug 30 2012

Next spring in DC

Oh hai, registration is open for Women in Secularism 2. That means I finally get to tell you that Katha Pollitt will be there! Yes, Katha Pollitt. Booya. Also Vyckie Garrison! Also Soraya Chemaly, also Teresa MacBain, also Amanda Marcotte, to name just a few. This is going to be great.

Aug 30 2012

Law in a theocracy

Apparently in Pakistan, if you’re a lawyer and you think a case might not go your way, the thing to do is to muse aloud about people who got murdered in similar circumstances if you know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge. At least if you see yourself as a lawyer for Team God. …

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