Tag Archives: War on Women

The Handbook: Generalizations and the Mommy Wars.

We talked last time about a minister’s wife who is convinced she knows exactly how to nail this motherhood thing. I wanted to talk a little more about something in it that we only briefly touched on last time: this … Continue reading

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Slut-Shaming a President’s Daughters.

Get ready to feel your upper lip curl so hard it’ll require surgery and advanced prosthetics to get it put right again. A few days ago, a snide, hoity-toity politician’s aide decided it’d be totally awesome and hilare to publicly … Continue reading

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Why They Lie.

(CN: Religious overreach, movie/book spoilers about Hot Fuzz and Watership Down.) The movie Hot Fuzz had one element in it that really weirded me out. And I’d better not be spoiling this for you: the bad guys in the movie … Continue reading

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It’s So Romantic.

(CN: Religious abuse, domestic violence, stalking.) Today we’re going to talk about one of the most sickening aspects of modern Christianity: this idea that the Christian god “woos” people by abusing and hurting them. “To woo someone” means to seek … Continue reading

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SCOTUS and Collateral Damage.

(Content notice: Misogyny.) I hadn’t been planning to say much here about the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling. Obviously you know I’m pissed about it; obviously you know I’m dismayed that five Catholic dudes who don’t seem to understand contraception have … Continue reading

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The Next War for the Christian Right.

You might imagine that I get lots of requests to write about various things, but very rarely do so many requests for one specific topic hit my inbox. Today we’ll be talking about that topic: the new war that toxic … Continue reading

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The Sand’s Just Fine.

When Rachel Held Evans wrote her beautifully moving piece in the wake of the World Vision brouhaha, How Evangelicals Won a Culture War And Lost a Generation, it was a cry from the heart: she, like many other evangelicals, has … Continue reading

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“Billy Did It Too” is Not An Adequate Reason to Misbehave.

Sexism is over. Rand Paul said so, so we can all just relax. Continue reading

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Dancing Bears.

Today I want to talk about something I call “dancing bears”–that strange phenomenon you see when somebody who doesn’t really fit in with a group, or who might even be someone that group is actively working to undermine or disenfranchise, … Continue reading

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