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Category Archive: Feminism

Oct 27 2013

Vox Day Defends Taliban on Educating Women

Some of you may think that Vox Day, after coming out against women having the right to vote, couldn’t get any more repulsive. This post, in which he defends the Taliban for denying women the right to an education (through violent means, of course), should disabuse you of that notion.

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Oct 22 2013

NYC Mayoral Candidate Runs Into Jewish Misogyny

New York City is all atwitter over the fact that Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota made a “faux pas” by walking into a Jewish temple with — gasp! — women with him, though it seems to me that this is entirely the wrong part of the story to focus on.

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Oct 03 2013

Women as Property in Uganda

Our four young Pathfinders are still in Uganda at the Kasese Humanist Primary School and they are learning a great deal about the cultural differences between that country and the United States. After finding out that men are not allowed to pour water or serve food to women, they learned how dowries operate in that …

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Oct 02 2013

Driving Makes Womens’ Pelvises ‘Roll Up’

As women in Saudi Arabia try to win the right to drive for the first time, a Saudi sheikh and — for crying out loud — psychologist says that there is a very good reason not to let them drive. If women drive, it will affect their ovaries and their pelvises will “roll up.” Whatever …

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Sep 27 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, the World’s Biggest Douchebag

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On Wednesday, the guy behind the Sleepless in Austin website was revealed and the previous world record for douchebaggery was shattered, possibly forever. He’s a 39-year old guy who is just looking for love because he’s lonely. And after reading his website, you pretty quickly understand why. Here’s what he’s looking for in a girl:

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Sep 24 2013

Interview With Haifaa al-Mansour

ThinkProgress has an interview with Haifaa al-Mansour, the director of a new movie called Wadjda, about “a young girl who decides to enter a Koran-recitation competition to win the money to buy a bicycle she wants to use to race a neighbor boy.” It’s apparently the first movie to actually be filmed in Saudi Arabia …

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Sep 23 2013

Rios Can’t Believe Women Can Run Anything

Sandy Rios is another one of those strange women like Phyllis Schlafly who thinks that all other women should be in subservient roles to men not only at home but everywhere else too. On her radio show, she expressed complete disbelief that there were female FBI agents on TV after the shootings at the Washington …

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Sep 17 2013

Rape Culture in Asia

A new study published in Lancet that tried to accurately gauge the prevalence of rape in many Asian cultures found some staggering and appalling results. The study, funded by several United Nations agencies, interviewed more than 10,000 men and asked them if they had ever forced a partner or non-partner to have sex. The percentages …

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Sep 17 2013

Catholic Site Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Go to College

The Fix the Family website, founded by a couple of hardcore Catholics, has a handy dandy list of reasons why women should not go to college. The long and short of it: It will send them into the clutches of the devil himself and ruin them for being a dutiful wife and mother. But first …

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Aug 15 2013

Anti-Feminist: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Led by Satan

I’ve written several times about Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th century freethinker who was one of the most prominent leaders of the women’s rights movement. Here’s anti-feminist Dorothy Kelley Patterson telling a Concerned Women for America conference that Stanton was under the influence of Satan.

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Aug 14 2013

How the Bible Handles Premarital Sex and Rape

One of the more barbaric passages in the Bible is found in Deuteronomy 22, which comprises the Mosaic law on how to handle premarital sex and rape. It’s the chapter that says that a woman who is found not be a virgin on her wedding day is to be stoned to death.

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Aug 12 2013

Guinness: Gay Rights Hurts Women

Christian writer Os Guinness did an interview with David Brody of the 700 Club and made the truly idiotic claim that there is a tradeoff between gay rights and women’s rights because “many of the cultures where you have a high view of homosexuality have a very low view of women.”

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Aug 04 2013

Jewish Bigots Throw a Fit

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A group of ultra-Orthodox Jewish misogynists threw a temper tantrum when a woman refused to move to the back of the bus as instructed, smashing windows out of several buses and blocking them from continuing on their route.

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Jul 30 2013

Reason #Infinity Why Feminism Still Matters

A group of female former executives from Merrill Lynch are suing the company for a variety of forms of gender discrimination, one of which is that they were apparently all given copies of a book called Seducing the Boy’s Club: Uncensored Tactics From a Woman at the Top by a female ad exec named Nine …

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Jul 23 2013

165th Anniversary of Seneca Falls Convention

Friday was the 165th anniversary of the opening of the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, the more or less official beginning of American feminism. It began with Elizabeth Cady Stanton reading a Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. And though that declaration referred to a “creator,” Stanton herself was a freethinker. Stanton wrote an essay called …

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