RapeAway!™

Pharyngula profiled this Egyptian ad last week, which advised women to veil themselves using an illustration: In response, BewareTheLizards42 has unveiled a new product: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Moral Actions, Moral Sentiments, Moral Motives, and Moral Justifications: More On The Nun Excommunicated For Approving A Life-Saving Abortion

In reply to my post on the story of Sister Margaret McBride whom the Catholic Church “automatically excommunicated” for helping to give the go-ahead to an abortion claimed necessary for saving the life of an 11 week pregnant mother, I have already received two interesting replies.  The first challenged the medical argument for the necessity of [Read More...]

Saudi Woman Beats Up “Virtue Cop”

The Jerusalem Post reports: When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about an amusement park in the eastern Saudi Arabian city of Al-Mubarraz looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition. But when he approached a young, 20-something couple meandering through the park together, he received an unprecedented whooping. A member of the Commission for the [Read More...]

Are Legal Burqas A Security Risk?

Now in Australia, a senator is making this argument: Tasneem Chopra comes off most impressive. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Poisoned For Going To School?

First it was malicious misogynists attacking Afghani school-going girls with acid in their faces, now it appears they’re being poisoned: Local doctors suggested the Taliban may be the perpetrators of possible poison attacks. At least 88 girls and teachers became ill in separate cases at three girls’ schools. The cause of the illnesses was not known, [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Sarah Haskins On What She Learned Watching Ads All Year

Hilarious and insightful as usual, Sarah Haskins looks back at 2009 in commercials targeted at women: [ Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Evangelical Christian Sexism Galore

Mark Driscoll the mainstream megachurch pastor at Mars Hill Church attacks stay-at-home dads as “not real men” and, my favorite, “worse than unbelievers.”  Ouch dudes, you’re worse than us atheists if you stay home to take care of your kids!  Oh snap!  Enjoy being on the bottom of the pecking order!  We atheists who have real [Read More...]

Nobody Cares About The Losers

Robin Hanson notes that as sensitized as we are to various marginalized groups there are other categories of people who suffer from huge inequalities but for whom there are no sympathies to be found.  Hanson writes: There is no social pressure whatsoever against maligning these groups. Especially striking are inequalities in attractiveness as a friend, [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Target Women

The satire of drug commercials and religion I posted earlier put me in the mood for this classic from the ever-awesome Sarah Haskins: [Read more...]


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