How Much Do Ultra-Orthodox Jews Hate Women? This Much.

The ultra-Orthodox Haredi sect has caused all kinds of problems in Israel, and in the United States as well to a lesser degree. They're the ones who go around assaulting women who don't show enough modesty, attack people at pride parades and bomb police stations. They're the Jewish version of the Taliban. So how much do they truly hate women? So much that they don't even want to see them. … [Read more...]

Scott Adams: If You Don’t Have Sex With Me, I’ll Kill You

Scott Adams, the world-class douchebag who writes the Dilbert comic strip, has a post on his blog about patriarchal vs matriarchal societies. He seems, rather bizarrely, to consider America a matriarchal society. Why? Because he feels like he should have to pick up the check at dinner. And because women get to decide whether he gets to have sex with them or not. I'm not exaggerating. He actually says this. … [Read more...]

What the MRAs Think About the Paris Attacks

As he does so often, David Futrelle does a terrific job of documenting the bizarre ways that men's rights activists think about virtually everything. It's of little surprises that MRAs tend to not only be misogynistic but racist as well, as so many of them have demonstrated in their response to the horrific attacks in Paris. Some of the choicer comments left on MRA websites: … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Grants Cert in Texas Abortion Restriction Case

As expected, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of one of the many cases in the federal courts challenging Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws. The cert they granted is a challenge to a law passed in Texas that, if it is allowed to stand, would make abortion far more difficult for women to get in that state, especially in rural areas. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Likely to Hear Abortion Case This Term

When the Republicans took over most of the state legislatures in 2010, they embarked on a campaign to pass as many laws as possible -- well over 100 of them -- that would make it more expensive and difficult to keep an abortion clinic open. They're called TRAP laws -- Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers. And it's likely that the Supreme Court will be taking up a challenge to such laws this term. … [Read more...]

Trump: Women Should Like Burqas So They Don’t Need Makeup

Donald Trump is continuing his incredibly successful campaign to appeal to female voters by telling women that they should love wearing a burqa. After all, it saves them from having to wear makeup! What could be better than that? Because what better way to appeal to women than to tell them they should hide their faces so they don't have worry about how they look? He obviously loves and cherishes women, amirite? … [Read more...]

The Horrifying Reality of ‘Biblical Gender Roles’

There is a terrible website called Biblical Gender Roles, where they teach Christian men how to keep their women (their property) in line, especially when it comes to sex. Predictably, it teaches that women have an obligation to have sex any time, any place, and if they resist, the man should force them to have sex. Just don't look at her face during sex or your might lose your boner by seeing her cry and be upset. I wish I were making that up. … [Read more...]

Of Smart Women, Pathetic Men and Chill Girls

There's a new study out that evidently suggests that men are not as attracted to smart women, especially women who are smarter than them. I'm sure you can imagine what happens to that study when it's filtered through the Fox News prism. Sadly, it isn't Fox and Friends talking about this one (oh, how I wish I could see that!), it's the pathetically insecure men and chill girls of the show Outnumbered. … [Read more...]

It Isn’t About Abortion, It’s About Contraception

I have been arguing for many years now that the anti-abortion movement isn't really about abortion at all, that the real target of their anger and their political maneuvering is not to outlaw abortion but to control women's sexuality by taking away their ability to decide when they have children and when they don't. Monica Miller, head of the anti-abortion group Pro-Life Society just confirmed that in no uncertain terms. … [Read more...]

Wingnuts Want Sanger Bust Out of the National Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian, contains thousands of portraits and busts of famous Americans and figures from history, but the Christian right only cares about one of them: Margaret Sanger. As part of their incredibly dishonest campaign to smear Sanger as an advocate of black genocide, they're now demanding that her bust be removed from the museum. Ted Cruz and Louis Gohmert are leading the charge. … [Read more...]

Kelly, Kilmeade Have Dumb Conversation About Feminism

Fox News is not exactly a bastion of feminist thought on the best of days, but Megyn Kelly and the incredibly dumb Brian Kilmeade had one of the silliest conversations imaginable about Hillary Clinton and feminism. It was prompted by an interview she did with Lena Dunham, which I didn't watch because I couldn't really care any less. But listen to this drivel that it prompted on Fox News. … [Read more...]

In Which a Man #ShoutsHisAbortion

Many woman have taken to Twitter using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion in an attempt to remove the social stigma from those who have made that choice. I'm not a woman, obviously, but I am a strong supporter of a woman's right to choose and I have been a party to an abortion, with an ex-girlfriend nearly 20 years ago with whom I was in a relationship for many years. So I think I'll tell my story in solidarity. … [Read more...]