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Category Archive: Feminism

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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Jul 23 2013

Sexist Judge Recuses Himself From Equality Case

Federal Judge Leon Holmes has, who has a history of believing and saying extremely sexist things, has recused himself from a legal challenge against Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage because he has ties to some of the people who put that law on the ballot in that state. As ThinkProgress notes, Holmes has a real …

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Jul 23 2013

Apparently, I’m a Second Class Citizen

I would never have guessed, but I am apparently a second class citizen. No, not by virtue of being an atheist but by virtue of being male. And to make things worse, a white male. And still worse, a straight white male. In the real world, that makes me extraordinarily privileged; on Planet Wingnuttia, where …

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Jul 16 2013

Malala Speaks to the UN

Malala Yousafzi, the courageous young lady who was shot in the head by the Taliban for demanding education for women, gave a speech to student delegates at the United Nations. Yeah, it’s full of religious language, but I don’t care. I couldn’t get through this without tears and I bet you won’t either.

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Jul 05 2013

Misogyny in Christian History

Valerie Tarico has a collection of 20 quotes from Christian leaders, from the early church fathers to modern fundamentalist preachers, showing extraordinary misogyny. I haven’t traced the origin of these quotes, so I’m trusting Tarico’s research here, but some of these are truly appalling:

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Jul 04 2013

It’s All About Contraception

I have long argued that the real target of much of the Christian right is not abortion or homosexuality, it’s contraception. Michael Orsi, a chaplain and professor at Ave Maria Law School, confirms this by tracing marriage equality to the availability of birth control.

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Jul 02 2013

Avicenna Destroys Beta Male Bullshit

If you want to see a textbook example of how to take down a ridiculous misogynist with eloquence, intelligence and humanity, take a look at this post by Avicenna. He responds to an anonymous bit of hate (and stupidity) mail he received recently and this is a cerebral ass kicking of epic proportions. His correspondent …

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Jun 21 2013

Misogynist Quote of the Day

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal likes to pretend to be one of the more sane and reasonable conservative voices. This column may well kill any chance he had of doing that. Discussing a general whose promotion is being challenged because she overruled a military jury that convicted an officer of rape, he writes …

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Jun 20 2013

Derbyshire: Military Rape Victims Making It Up

In case you thought John Derbyshire, the racist git fired by the National Review for being a racist git, couldn’t get any more loathsome, he’d like to disabuse you of that opinion. In an essay in Taki’s magazine, he argues that women in the military are making up false rape complaints after voluntarily having sex …

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Jun 17 2013

GOP Rep Loves His ‘Man’s Brain’

I’ve long said that state legislatures are where you find some of the dumbest and craziest elected officials and here’s a perfect example. During a debate over the expansion of Medicaid, Maine state House Minority Leader Ken Fredette actually cites the book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and refers to how his …

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Jun 12 2013

Israeli Women Get to Pray in Peace

Things seem to be getting better in Jerusalem, where the group Women at the Wall has been pushing for the right to pray at the Western Wall wearing the traditional prayer shawls that men wear. Just a couple months ago, they were arresting the women, then a court ordered that they be allowed to pray …

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Jun 03 2013

Erickson: Science Says Men Are in Charge

With a new study showing that about 40% of women are the primary earners in their households (about 2/3 of those are single mothers; 37% of them, or about 15% overall, earn more than the adult male in the household), the anti-feminist right is freaking the hell out. Perhaps the most amusingly ignorant response is …

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Jun 02 2013

Fischer Doesn’t Like Women Working

I’m sure this will come as a huge shock, but Bryan Fischer is a serious misogynist who thinks women should be at home and not in the workplace. Because God said so. Reacting to a study that shows 40% of mothers are the primary breadwinner in their homes, he says that women are supposed to …

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May 30 2013

Can We Just Put Polanski in Jail Now?

Roman Polanski should already be in prison for raping a 13 year old girl in 1977, but he has managed to escape justice by fleeing to Europe. Now he’s giving us yet another reason to think he’s a world class asshole and a serious misogynist by spouting crap like this:

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