I should probably have reached the point where I can’t be shocked anymore by what any Republican politician does by now, but I apparently haven’t. You’d think the GOP would be staying a million miles away from any issue to do with abortion and rape, but one New Mexico legislator has submitted an appalling bill:
Category Archive: Feminism
Jan 17 2013
Michael Shermer has once again responded to Ophelia Benson for having dared to criticize him for saying something dumb and sexist and he’s going for the full persecution pose, complete with allusions to witch hunts, inquisitions, McCarthyism, purges and — yes — Nazis. You can read that response, which was published as a response to …
Jan 16 2013
You may have heard about a lawsuit where a judge ruled that it’s reasonable for a company to fire a woman because the owner finds her “irresistible” sexually. Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio say this only happened because the woman wasn’t working for her husband as the Bible demands.
Jan 15 2013
In the aftermath of the appalling outcome of a rapist’s guilty verdict being overturned because the victim was not married, California legislators have submitted a bill to fix that loophole and ensure that rape is rape regardless of the marital status — or gender — of the victim.
Jan 09 2013
Okay, not quite true — but apparently only married women can be raped by impersonation. That’s the ruling of a California state appeals court in overturning the conviction of a man who had sex with a sleeping woman who thought he was her boyfriend.
Jan 07 2013
Update: Alternet has retracted this story, as it turned out to be a hoax. Alternet reports that an influential Saudi imam who is closely tied to jihadist groups worldwide has issued an edict endorsing temporary “intercourse marriages” to allow opposition fighters in Syria to each have their turn having sex with any Syrian woman over …
Jan 06 2013
The Center for Inquiry’s blog reports that the United Nations has, for the first time, adopted a resolution calling on all nations to end the disgusting practice of female genital mutilation. The committee report on the advancement of women can be read in its entirety here. Among other things, it says:
Jan 01 2013
Joseph Farah is rootin’ tootin’ mad about the Republicans being called out for their war on women, so he’s decided to use the classic “I know you are but what am I” argument and say no, it’s the Democrats that have declared war on women. And his argument is really quite amusing. But let’s start …
Dec 28 2012
The nation of Swaziland will be protecting women against rape by arresting them for wearing mini-skirts or baring their midriffs, because that’s far more effective than, you know, arresting the fucking rapist, who was obviously just too overcome by lust to help themselves.
Dec 27 2012
Though FTB has been the center of much of the controversy over feminism and atheism that has taken place over the last year and a half, I have generally chosen to be Switzerland. I find the stridently anti-FTB crowd to generally range from the ridiculous to the odious, but for the most part I’ve stayed …
Dec 20 2012
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has a new book out that tells very personal stories of her rise from an extremely poor family to becoming a top student at Princeton and Yale and then to the highest court in the land. The Daily Mail recounts some of those stories:
Dec 19 2012
If the prospect of a woman being forced to deliver a baby that was conceived through rape isn’t horrifying enough, here’s another aspect that may be even more appalling — what happens when the rapist demands custody and visitation for that child after it is born? Yes, that actually happens.
Dec 15 2012
Jennifer Roback Morse is the president of the Ruth Foundation, an anti-gay think tank attached to the National Organization for Marriage. And she’s offended — terribly offended — at the Obama administration’s healthcare mandate. Wait till you hear her reason why:
Dec 14 2012
I was emailed a link to this appalling article on female genital mutilation by a sociologist named Lisa Wade, which is mostly just a bunch of cultural relativism bullshit. I thought about writing a response to it, but Zinnia Jones has already written one that says most of what I would have said. So I’ll …