Why We Still Need Feminism

implants + porn = Che Guevara

By · Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 · 22 Comments »

Turkish-German actress Sila Sahin: ‘I have always abided by what men say. As a result I developed an extreme desire for freedom. I feel like Che Guevara. I have to do everything I want, otherwise I feel like I may as well be dead.’ In a bold bid to demonstrate her freedom from abiding by […]

“That’s their society; they’ve chosen it”

By · Friday, April 3rd, 2009 · 13 Comments »

Remember a couple of months ago when I was talking about how women’s rights are treated as cultural quirks, like food or architecture (here and here, for example)? Watch this: Women are getting raped and arrested and locked up at fucking gunpoint, and all Geraldo can say is, “That’s their society, they’ve chosen it…” Who […]

Women’s equality under the law: nice while it lasted

By · Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 · 37 Comments »

People tend to think that the world they’re born into is normal, even immutable. That’s a big reason why young people in the West take women’s rights for granted. How could it be any different? I’m just old enough to have experienced the world before women’s equality under the law was in place. I’m also […]

Five women buried alive in “honor” killings; Pakistani lawmaker unsure what the big deal is

By · Monday, September 1st, 2008 · 16 Comments »

Women buried alive in ‘honour’ killings Aug 30, 2008 09:37 AM ROBIN McDOWELL The Associated Press ISLAMABAD–A Pakistani lawmaker defended a decision by southwestern tribesmen to bury five women alive because they wanted to choose their own husbands, telling stunned members of Parliament this week to spare him their outrage. “These are centuries-old traditions and […]

A hypothetical

By · Monday, April 7th, 2008 · 5 Comments »

Imagine, for a moment, that the United States was militarily occupying a country where a certain kind of ethnic prejudice was endemic among traditional segments of the population. Imagine that as part of its occupation plan, the U.S. was allowing these traditionalists to assume greater political control. And imagine that one of the things the […]

Thanksgiving, Life and Death, and Anti-feminism

By · Thursday, November 22nd, 2007 · 17 Comments »

My family is trying to talk me into coming back to life. They liked having me alive — I guess it’s some kind of love thing — and with the holidays approaching they’ve been pressuring me pretty heavily to climb back into the ol’ meat suit. My mother keeps calling me up in the Smoking […]

Ann Coulter meets the lizard man

By · Monday, October 8th, 2007 · 4 Comments »

Ann Coulter was in the news last week for making the following statement while plugging her latest asinine book: If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to […]

God’s obsession with penises

By · Friday, November 17th, 2006 · 6 Comments »

It’s a curious thing about the God of the Universe, the Creator of All That Exists, the Ground of Being: He (and it is a “He”) is utterly transfixed by human penises. It is His burning focus. You would think that He might have bigger fish to fry, maybe a nebula to look after, perhaps […]

When Godbags Attack

By · Thursday, October 26th, 2006 · 19 Comments »

Catholic leaders in Nicaruaga are pushing through a law to block abortion in all cases, including those where the life of the mother is at stake: “The current law allows a small door in which abortions can be performed, and we are trying to close that door,” said Dr. Rafael Cabrera, an obstetrician and leader […]

Who hates who?

By · Sunday, October 8th, 2006 · 28 Comments »

A letter to a young feminist: Now after hearing a lot about you from our American brothers, I strongly believe that each of you feminists deserved to be anal-fucked and gang-raped and then we will cut your boobs and empty whole magazines of 16 bullets into your vaginas. Then post live digital videos of the […]