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Some Questions about the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Explained

Yesterday when the SCOTUS decision came down siding with Hobby Lobby in their case to be allowed to opt-out of the ACA contraception mandate based on their sincerely held religious beliefs, I was just as dumbfounded as the rest of you. Like others, I worried about the breadth of the decision. Does this mean that any corporation could opt-out of any law, provided they have a religious belief to bac... »

Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

Hobby Lobby Wins SCOTUS Approval to Take Away Women’s Health Care

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the Christian owned craft store, Hobby Lobby has the right to deny contraception and related women’s reproductive health care coverage to its employes based on it’s religious beliefs. That’s right, forget crafting, Hobby Lobby believes that God wants all women to be baby makers regardless of whether or not that choice might kill them. Th... »

Global Quickies: No Dancing, No Birth Control, No Abandoning a Faith

Global Quickies: No Dancing, No Birth Control, No Abandoning a Faith

IRAN The Iranian government arrested two 23-year-olds for appearing in a music video singing and dancing in support of the Iranian soccer team in the World Cup. SUDAN Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman freed from death row was detained at the airport for allegedly trying to leave the country with fake documents. She’s now been freed again. JAPAN (From Angelina) Some language schools in Japan are f... »

Terry Richardson & Dov Charney

Bad Chart Thursday: Exposing Dov Charney & Terry Richardson

I had never thought much of Terry Richardson or Dov Charney, but all the information I’d heard about “them”, until very recently, somehow ended up in the same mental box, as it were. I instinctively thought they were the same person until the so-called “News Media”‘s propaganda machine told me that one is a photographer and one is the head of American Apparel. I... »

Stop Being So Sensitive, Penn Jillette.

Stop Being So Sensitive, Penn Jillette.

Almost daily I find myself thinking, “I sure wish men would stop being such sensitive crybabies!” That might seem odd, considering the “stop being so sensitive” line is often levied at women, people of color, LGBT folks, or other oppressed groups – it’s not typically hurled at mostly-privileged white dudes. After all, they aren’t the sensitive ones! ItR... »

#EndFathersDay: Using Hashtags as Retribution Against Women of Color

#EndFathersDay: Using Hashtags as Retribution Against Women of Color

Last week I wrote that it was pretty obvious that #EndFathersDay was in no way a part of the feminist movement. Not only is there not a single shred of evidence indicating that feminists as a whole supported the hashtag, but well-known feminists like Jessica Valenti have even written in support of fathers. Based on recent tweets from an account called @NayNayCantStop, it seems that while the tag w... »

No, #EndFathersDay & #WhitesCantBeRaped Are Not Feminist Movements

No, #EndFathersDay & #WhitesCantBeRaped Are Not Feminist Movements

[Content Note: Slurs, Rape Denial] Last night, I noticed a couple hashtags on Twitter making the rounds: #WhitesCantBeRaped and #EndFathersDay. Both trended worldwide, and  #EndFathersDay alone has 52,000 tweets. #WhiteCantsBeRaped purports to be a hashtag started by feminist women of color, a prank that seems concocted by a Jägermeister-fueled Michelle Goldberg. #EndFathersDay claims to be a hash... »

Global Quickies: Exoskeletons, Pastafarians, and No Psychic Pandas

Global Quickies: Exoskeletons, Pastafarians, and No Psychic Pandas

(Just two World Cup-related links, I promise.) BRAZIL A Brazilian paraplegic made the first kick of the World Cup using a robotic exoskeleton. It was cool, but they had promised much more.   CHINA Panda cubs at an enclosure in China have been forbidden from predicting the scores of the football World Cup.   MALAYSIA Seventeen transgender women were arrested in Malaysia for allegedly viol... »

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