Remember Katelyn Campbell, the West Virginia high school student who very publicly protested a dishonest and disgusting mandatory assembly on abstinence at her school? It seems the principal who threatened to call the university she planned to attend for that isn’t done trying to punish her:
Category Archive: Feminism
May 19 2013
May 17 2013
It truly baffles me that any woman could be a Christian (or for that matter, a Jew or a Muslim since they all accept the passage I’m about to recite as coming directly from God). The Bible is virulently patriarchal and misogynist in a hundred different ways. Like Leviticus 12:
May 17 2013
Dave Buehner of Generations Radio launched into quite a diatribe on his radio show, explaining — accurately — how the Bible clearly says that a woman is owned by her father until she gets married, then she is owned by her husband. And therefore they have no freedom or self-determination at any point:
May 13 2013
Tim Lambesis, the lead singer of Christian metal band As I Lay Dying, has been arrested for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill his estranged wife. So naturally, a disturbingly high number of his fans have decided that his wife deserved it for being a bitch, slut, cunt or whatever other slur they could …
Apr 29 2013
On Tuesday, the University of Arizona’s Tuscon campus was the site of a Take Back the Night rally, events that highlight the need to fight the incidence of rape. But one student there who is well known for preaching hatred and bigotry on the campus decided to tell women that they deserve to be raped.
Apr 29 2013
Concerned Women for America senior fellow Janice Shaw Crouse gave a talk at a recent symposium in Washington, DC claiming that feminism is the real war on women. It’s the standard right wing screed about how women were so much happier and better off without options.
Apr 27 2013
I’m sure many of you remember Suzanne Venker, the anti-feminist author (and Phyllis Schlafly’s niece) who claims that women have screwed up the institution of marriage by not being sufficiently submissive to their husbands. You might want to turn off your irony meters before reading this:
Apr 27 2013
James Joyner notes that Brittney Griner, perhaps the greatest women’s basketball player in history, recently mentioned that she is gay and the response was a collective yawn. At the same time, amid reports that as many as four NFL players may come out as gay together soon, gay male athletes face a much different reaction.
Apr 26 2013
In the wake of the horrifying situation in Steubenville, Ohio, a Michigan school has now been sued for allegedly ignoring a sexual assault and refusing to take the situation seriously. This school. Forest Hills Central, is only about 45 minutes from where I live. RH Reality Check has the story.
Apr 18 2013
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling dismissing a lawsuit by nutty Men’s Rights Activist Roy Den Hollander seeking to deny public funds to Columbia University because it was teaching the “religion of feminism.” You can read the full ruling here.
Apr 03 2013
The Center for Marriage Policy is a wingnut group that makes the National Organization for Marriage seem downright rational by comparison. Its president, David Usher, has penned one of the looniest diatribes on the subject you’ll ever see. He claims, with no evidence whatsoever, that same-sex marriage is really “feminist marriage.” And wait till you …
Apr 02 2013
University of Rochester economics professor Steven Landsburg has a rather bizarre comparison on his blog that could easily be mistaken for rape apologetics — as long as the woman is unconscious and the rapist is gentle enough not to cause any physical trauma.
Mar 25 2013
With all the depressing aspect of the horrifying Steubenville, Ohio rape case, here’s a bit of good news. The victim’s attorney has asked people to donate to the Madden House, which provides services to victims of domestic and family violence. And the response has been overwhelming: