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...]

Parents Arrested for Attacking Daughter

From the BBC: “The girl, known only as Anusha, was found to have burns over 60% of her body. Her father Muhammad Zafar told the BBC what happened: “There was a boy who came by on a motorcycle. She (Anusha) turned to look at him twice. I told her before not to do that, it’s [Read More...]

Atheist Group Holds Ladies’ Night

When I heard that the Illini Secular Student Alliance group was holding a ladies-only event, my first thought was, “That sounds like a good way to get more people excited about being a part of the group.” My next thought was, “I give it about four minutes before some people cry ‘SEXISM!’…” [Read more...]

‘Legitimate Rape’ in the Bible

On August 19, 2012, Republican Representative Todd Akin of Missouri launched himself out of obscurity and into the headlines of CNN and the New York Times by proclaiming this about conception and pregnancy: “If it’s legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Akin displayed impressive linguistic economy. In fewer than twenty words, he implied that traumatized women can set their uteri to airplane mode, hinted that pregnant women who claim rape are lying, and outraged more than half of the nation’s electorate. Akin, a conservative Christian, also continued a time-honored biblical tradition of dismissing the rights of female victims of sexual assault. [Read more...]

Christian Store Won’t Sell Author’s Book Because It Includes the Word ‘Vagina’

My friend and Christian blogger Rachel Held Evans has a book coming out at the end of the month called A Year of Biblical Womanhood about the time she spent trying to be the type of woman the Bible commands her to be. Of all the passages in the book, this one is causing the [Read More...]


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