Iran Bans Women From 77 Different College Majors

In Iran, more than 30 universities have banned women from taking classes in 77 different subjects. Why? Just because. So stop questioning the judgment of the religious leaders. Heathen. No official reason has been given for the restrictions to courses… Banned courses include nuclear physics, computer science and English literature. The US-based Human Rights Watch [Read More...]

Pro-Choice ‘Call Me Maybe’ Cover

I know that everyone is probably sick of Carly Rae Jepsen “Call Me Maybe” along with all of its covers, but this one is pretty darn cool. A group of Virginia women called Coochwatch made the video in response to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli‘s campaign to close abortion clinics in his state: At least [Read More...]

German Catholic Bishops: Give Us Money or We’ll Effectively Excommunicate You

In Germany, where people are “officially” registered as Catholics (or Protestants or Jews or whatever), you pay a “religious tax” each year that can be about 8-9% of your annual income tax bill. That’s part of how the Church makes its money. If you’re an atheist, you don’t pay that fee. And it’s a problem [Read More...]

Brave Libyans Attack Compound of Muslim Radicals Over Death of American Ambassador

When U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed by terrorists in Benghazi a week and a half ago, the people of Benghazi condemned the attack. They gathered to demonstrate against the violence and to send their condolences to the American people. But the protests didn’t end there. While still angry about the insulting “Innocence of Muslims” film, the people [Read More...]

Christian Mayor Will Deliver Welcoming Message at Pennsylvania Atheist Conference

The Pennsylvania State Atheist/Humanist Conference takes place in Harrisburg next weekend and organizers have announce that Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson will give the welcoming remarks. That’s quite a surprising twist… In 2010, the American Humanist Association sent a letter to Thompson’s office requesting that she stop saying Christian prayers before her staff meetings … as [Read More...]