Islamic horror: Iraq set to legalize marital rape, child marriage

In an effort to attract support from Shia Muslims, politicians in Iraq are set to legalize child marriage and marital rape. The new law, recently approved by the Iraqi cabinet, is expected to be approved by the Iraqi parliament before the upcoming April 30 parliamentary elections. The law lowers the country’s legal age for marriage to 9, legalizes marital rape, and bans women from leaving the home without the permission of their husbands. The law is a calculated political strategy to please t … [Read more...]

Brandeis cancels honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Succumbing to pressure from vocal Muslim students and misguided progressives, Brandeis University has cancelled a planned honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a fierce but fair critic of Islam. Hirsi Ali has been quoted as making comments critical of Islam, including a 2007 interview with Reason Magazine in which she said of the religion, "Once it's defeated, it can mutate into something peaceful. It's very difficult to even talk about peace now. They're not interested in peace. I think that we … [Read more...]

Christian school harrasses, expels little girl for being a tomboy

An eight year old girl who wears pants, sneakers, short hair and loves sports has been expelled from her Christian school after being told she is not following “her God-ordained identity.” Sunnie Kahle was removed from Timberlake Christian School after her family received a letter telling them that the eight year old failed to follow the school's "biblical standards." The letter states that students have been confused about whether Sunnie is a boy or girl and specifies that administrators can r … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: Female atheists are rape victims or possessed by demons

Televangelist Pat Robertson suggests females reject Jesus Christ and become atheists as a result of rape or demonic possession. On Monday Robertson offered his 700 Club viewers an explanation as to why a woman would refuse to accept Jesus Christ as her personal savior, and instead become an atheist: she must be possessed by demons or a survivor of rape. Right Wing Watch reports a 700 Club viewer asked host Pat Robertson today if she should give up proselytizing to her atheist coworker and “let … [Read more...]

Creepy Christian ‘Purity Balls’ objectify and degrade young women

Purity Balls, where a daughter’s worth is determined by the state of her hymen, are currently all the rage among America’s Christian extremists. Purity Balls are creepy religious ceremonies infused with ritual father-daughter incest where daughters who have just begun menstruating are formally instructed that they “are married to the Lord” and that their father is their “boyfriend.” It’s like a wedding but with a twist: Young women exchange rings, take vows and enjoy a first dance…with their da … [Read more...]

New law will allow marriage of nine-year-old girls in Iraq

A new law recently approved by the Iraqi cabinet would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls. Based on Shiite Islamic jurisprudence, the new legislation also asserts a husband’s right to insist on sexual intercourse with his wife whenever he wishes, and makes the father sole guardian of his children at age two. On Saturday, International Women's Day, a group of Iraqi women demonstrated in Baghdad against the new legislation: "On this day of women, women of Iraq are in mourning," the p … [Read more...]

Mansplaining: Virginia Republican tells pregnant women they’re just ‘hosts’


Degrading and demeaning: In yet another skirmish in the Republican war on women, Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin claimed a pregnant woman is just a “host” for a fetus, and should have no right to end her pregnancy. Martin, an anti-abortion religious conservative, went ballistic after a pro-choice group sent him a Valentine urging him to reconsider his stance on women's issues. Martin responded to the request with a blistering, if ill conceived attack, on women, via Facebook. The following is an … [Read more...]

Sharia justice: Sudan convicts gang rape victim of ‘Indecent Acts’


A pregnant teenager gang raped in Sudan was convicted of “Indecent Acts” after her attack was filmed and posted to social media websites. The  18-year-old victim, an Ethiopian migrant, was sentenced to one month in prison, which has been suspended, and fined 5,000 Sudanese pounds (approximately $961 USD). BBC reports three men who admitted having sex with the woman and two who distributed the video were also sentenced. The three were each sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery, while two got 40 l … [Read more...]