Category Archive: Feminism

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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May 26 2013

Amina Tyler Arrested in Tunisia

Amina Tyler, the brave young woman who shocked the country of Tunisia by posting topless photos of herself with the message “my body is my own” to protest the abuse and oppression of women in traditionalist Muslim societies, has been found and arrested by police in that country.

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May 23 2013

Afghan Parliament Refuses to Protect Women

The Afghan parliament could not pass a law to provide the most basic protections for women because of opposition from Muslim fundamentalists. I’m sure it will come as a shock to hear that they objected to the bill and killed it because it was opposed to their Islamic “values.”

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May 19 2013

Principal Still Punishing Katelyn Campbell

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:

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