House GOP Lets Violence Against Women Act Die

Despite last minute efforts by Vice President Joe Biden, the Violence Against Women Act — a piece of legislation that ensures that victims of domestic violence receive the help and protection they need — has expired for the first time since 1994.

Why did conservatives — who are already on pretty shaky grounds when it comes to women’s rights — block this legislation? Here’s one theory: [Read more...]

Feminist Catholics Want Church to ‘Ordain a Lady’

The Catholic Church doesn’t allow women to become priests. Because I guess the Bible and vaginas don’t mix. So hats off to the Women’s Ordination Conference for pushing for gender equality within the Church with this video:

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Catholic Priest: Women Are Abused Because They Dress Provocatively and Don’t Cook Warm Meals Anymore

You know how some people think atheists hate Christmas? I am going to humbly put forth the idea that the leaders of the Catholic church are doing their own damage.

First, the Pope wanted to remind us that the real problem with the world was gay people… [Read more...]

The Slut Problem (or How My Vagina Ruined the 2012 Election for the GOP)

Does anyone remember how mad people were when Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a slut?

I, for one, didn’t realize that anyone called anyone else a slut after the age of 16, but there it was.

Now, a blogger over at the Christian Men’s Defense Network has named an entire voting bloc “The Slut Vote” and I bet you just can’t wait to hear his super sound arguments for his position.  He is, evidently, known as B-Skillet and he wrote an opinion piece about how the sluts blew it for Romney.  I say “evidently” because the CMDN website, his piece, and his Twitter feed are all set to private.  I say “blew it” because it was a dirty pun. [Read more...]