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

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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...]


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The Horrifying Reality of ‘Biblical Gender Roles’

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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...]


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Of Smart Women, Pathetic Men and Chill Girls

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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...]


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

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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...]


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Wingnuts Want Sanger Bust Out of the National Gallery

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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...]


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Kelly, Kilmeade Have Dumb Conversation About Feminism

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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...]


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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...]


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Shoebat the Lesser: Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote

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Theodore Shoebat, son of fake "ex-terrorist" Walid Shoebat, joins a remarkably undistinguished list of wingnuts that includes Theodore Beale (Vox Day) and Jesse Lee Peterson in saying that women should not be allowed to vote or be involved in politics at all. And that's just one part of the misogyny in this video, where he lavishes praise on Vladimir Putin as a great Christian leaders and calls Carly Fiorina an ugly wretch. … [Read more...]


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New England Journal of Medicine Defends Planned Parenthood

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In the wake of a highly coordinated and highly dishonest attack on Planned Parenthood, the New England Journal of Medicine, along with Lancet the most distinguished and prominent medical journals in the world, has issued a strong editorial condemning those attacks and supporting the organization as vital to the health of millions of women. They also defend the use of fetal tissue in medical research. … [Read more...]


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We Now Have a Circuit Split on the Secondary Accommodation

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Religious non-profits are given an exemption from the contraception mandate, but dozens of them have gone to court to argue that this is not good enough, that even with the exemption it's a violation of their religious liberty. So far, every appeals court that heard such a challenge has rejected it -- until last week, when the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of one such organization. … [Read more...]


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Russell Moore Says Christians Should Not Support Trump

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Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has an op-ed column in the New York Times arguing that evangelical Christians should not support Donald Trump's presidential campaign. Why? Well partly because his claims of being a serious Christian and loving the Bible are clearly nonsense, and partly because of his hedonistic lifestyle. And one more reason, which I'll get to later. … [Read more...]


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Jesse Lee Peterson Compares Davis to Rosa Parks

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The astonishingly stupid and vile Jesse Lee Peterson is the latest person to absurdly compare Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to Rosa Parks, a comparison that goes in exactly the opposite direction. In fact, he says that Rosa Parks would be doing the same thing Kim Davis did if she were alive today and in the same position. Oh, and so would Martin Luther King. I'll get to the central irony after this quote: … [Read more...]


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