Saying No to a Men-Only Debate

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker recently accepted an invite to do a debate in Minnesota against a Catholic theologian as part of the “Argument Of The Month Club,” a forum for Catholic men. They covered his expenses and the debate was set for February 12th.

As Dan was looking at the group’s event page for the debate the other day, he noticed something weird:

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Dissecting a Conversation Between the Two Most Misogynistic Christian Radio Hosts You’ve Ever Heard

Sometimes, I hear a conversation so awful that I just don’t know how to respond. This is one of those times. But I’m going to try, anyway.

Here is a clip of two idiotic, misogynistic, small-minded numbskulls who (because the world just isn’t fair) have a radio show of their very own with, I guess, people who listen to it:

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The only reason I would recommend actually listening to it is, if you read the transcription — and yes, I painstakingly and painfully transcribed the whole damn thing — and think, “Well, Jessica is making crap up again; Clearly no one could be this dumb!” you’ll realize the error of your ways. Truth is stupider than fiction. [Read more...]

An Invitation to Women in Secularism 2

In May of last year, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) hosted Women in Secularism, a conference about issues of importance to women who identify as atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and skeptics. It was the first event of its kind by a national secular organization to feature an all-female speaker lineup. You can see videos of the presentations and panels here. [Read more...]

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Women Are Still Facing Challenges to Their Reproductive Rights

Over the past two years, a number of states have introduced legislation regarding a woman’s right to choose — from mandating intrusive ultrasounds to requiring parental permission.

Business Week has this handy, interactive (not to mention mesmerizing) infographic that puts it all in perspective: [Read more...]

Rape Is Not Horrible for the Reasons Many Indian Women Are Led to Believe

The fatal rape and beating of a New Delhi woman that shocked and outraged the world last month has rightfully led to a global conversation about rape, women’s rights, and justice.

One woman in particular, Sohaila Abdulali, who wrote about her own experience at the hands of a group of men in a personal essay that has since gone viral due to the New Delhi incident, had this to say in a recent article: [Read more...]


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