30 Republican Senators Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Bring Charges In Court

Yesterday, 30 Republican senators opposed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit federal defense contractors like Halliburton/KBR from getting money “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”In other words, 30 GOP senators want to deny rape victims their day in court. Just stupefying and [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...]

Daily Hilarity: The Perils Of Lesbianity

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Bible On What’s To Be Done With Non-Virgin Brides

via 13Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in to her, he dislikes her 14and makes up charges against her, slandering her by saying, “I married this woman; but when I lay with her, I did not find evidence of her virginity.” 15The father of the young woman and her mother shall then submit the [Read More...]

Lykke Li And Robyn—”I Want To Break Free”

Some shaky camera work and rough audio, but a must for any who are Lykke, Robyn, Queen fans like I.  And the whole veil symbolism is much appreciated. And a few awesome more professional quality Queen, Lykke, and Robyn videos  since the mood has been terrifically set: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Profiling Afghanistan’s Child Brides

Makes the heart just sink. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Influential Iranian Imam Supports Interrogations Using Rape

The following quotes from Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, with whom Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is said to “regularly consult,”  are graphic, sickening, and devastating to anyone with a conscience.  Read at your own discretion: Asked if a confession obtained “by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure” was “valid and considered credible according to Islam,” Mesbah-Yazdi [Read More...]

Judge This: Outsourcing Pregnancy To India

Full video of Sandel’s talk: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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