Disempowering Black Women

Deborrah Cooper has a lot to say about the counter-productive support the black church offers black women. Listen to her podcast on the subject here or read her blog post here. 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...]

Egyptian Cleric Mazen Al-Sarsawi Gives Brutal Advice For Treatment of Wives

Forced marriage, marital rape, tying the hair of two wives together and beating them, etc.  Simply stomach-turning misogynistic stuff, broadcast on Al-Nas TV in Egypt, January 7, 2010. (via Atheist Media Blog) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Depicting Mohammed (Watching Insubordinate Women Tortured In Hell)

(For “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” I’m moving this post back to the front page.) This is a fascinating link to plenty of Islamic artistic renderings of Mohammed from before prohibitions were created.  From the site: In 1999, Islamic art expert Wijdan Ali wrote a scholarly overview of the Muslim tradition of depicting Mohammed, which can [Read More...]

Does Religious Misogyny Get A Free Pass?

Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom have a book out called Does God Hate Women? Nick Cohen quotes it thusly, Well, what can one say. Religious authorities and conservative clerics worship a wretchedly cruel unjust vindictive executioner of a God. They worship a God of 10-year-old boys, a God of playground bullies, a God of rapists, of [Read More...]


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