Kathleen Malone

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The bad mother’s last refuge: Smashing the cult of mommyhood

<b>(piranka via iStock)</b><p>In the age of “bump watches” and helicopter mothers, moms admitting ambivalence is one of our last taboos<p>Lyz Lenz<p>October 4, 2015 9:00pm (UTC)<p>The ambivalence of motherhood is a touchy subject that violates one of our greatest taboos: not liking your children. It’s a topic of …

Books

“Every ounce of homophobia I ever experienced was firmly rooted in sexism”

<b>Harding Stadium, home of the Steubenville High Big Red football team, Steubenville, Ohio, January 8, 2013. (Reuters/Jason Cohn)</b><p>Imagining Steubenville, a gutsy young-adult novelist considers coming of age around sexual violence<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>October 1, 2015 10:58pm (UTC)<p>In March of 2013, Ma’lik …

Feminism

Senate blocks anti-abortion bill; new showdown set

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government …

Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

University of Manitoba

Fox News Explains the Dangers of Christianity in Public Schools

Liberals have spent a lot of time over the past few decades trying to explain to Conservative Christians the importance of the separation of church and state. Unfortunately, either from obstinance or ignorance, many Christians believe that not only should this constitutionally mandated separation …

Christian refugees are fine, Muslims aren't. In a post-racist world, of course that's not racist | Yassir Morsi

Of course Australia is a compassionate country, and that entitles us to a return on our generosity: the right to decide who is suitable to receive our compassion<p>Is not our current debate about the extent of our “compassion” towards refugees precisely what we ought to expect from a “post-racial” …

What’s the difference between Apocalyptic Islam & the “last days” according to Bible prophecy?

<b>UPDATED:</b> Shana Tova! Sunday evening at sundown in Israel begins a new Jewish year. And as we begin, the region is full of anxiety over what the …

Glenn Beck’s terrifying new book: 300 pages of Islamophobia dressed up as scholarship

<b>(Reuters/John Sommers II)</b><p>The right-wing media giant released his latest book last month. It’s worth taking a look at what makes it so scary<p>Matthew Pulver<p>September 13, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Glenn Beck would like to tell you about Islam. Sure, he’s a walking conspiracy generator who’s been wrong nearly …

Religion

This is why women get inked: Feminism, tattoos and the new politics of body art

<b>(PeopleImages via iStock)</b><p>Heavily tattooed women struggle with gender norms, job discrimination, family rejection. Here’s why they face it<p>Beverly Yuen Thompson<p>September 12, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Covered in Ink: Tattoos, Women and the Politics of the Body”<p><b>Encountering the World of Tattooing</b><p>…

Body Art

Why is religion privileged over philosophy?

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that, at least in the U.S., and certainly in Canada, the government defers far more to religious beliefs than …

Religion

That's Me in the Corner, Losing My Religion

Governor John Kasich (R - OH) worries that the Kentucky spectacle of Christian extremism will turn people away from religion. He is right to worry. I am disgusted by the un-American, hypocritical, mean-spirited rallies and shows of support for Kim Davis. The whole business besmirches organized …

White poet used Chinese pen name to gain entry into Best American Poetry

Editors kept Yi-Fen Chou’s poem in the 2015 anthology, published today, even after the author revealed his real identity to be Michael Derrick Hudson<p>Controversy has enveloped the prestigious Best American Poetry anthology after it emerged that a white poet had been included in the selection after …

A supermodel wife and Sarah Palin: How Donald Trump hopes to solve his 'sexism problem'

Donald Trump has been accused of sexism throughout his bid to become the next American President. Now, the billionaire is taking action, by bringing a number of high profile women on to his campaign. Sophy Ridge reports<p>Donald Trump loves women.<p>At least, most women. Presumably he doesn’t love the …

'Black characters are still revolutionary’: writers talk about the complexity of race

I grew up with African American literature. My parents hustled and jived to the poetry of Amiri Baraka and Nikki Giovanni, and my grandparents were captivated by the astuteness of James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright and Langston Hughes. I absorbed all of it.<p>These black literary giants …

Books

Bollywood Star Accused of Promoting Rape for Shooting Condom Ad

Indian politicians are slamming an Indo-Canadian porn star-turned-Bollywood actress’s condom ad for its sexual theme—and also, they say, because it …

A burka in a Christian town: How Fox News and right-wing media turned a lesson in tolerance into an excuse for hate

<b>(PeteSherrard via iStock)</b><p>A teacher’s “dress-up” exercise divided a Texas town. Then Fox News and WorldNetDaily arrived to make it worse<p>Linda K. Wertheimer<p>August 30, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Sharon Peters reached into a hot-pink cloth bag and pulled out an <i>abaya</i>, a full-length body garment for women, from …

Religion

Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories: Abuse, Sexism, and Erasure

Women took to Twitter to share their tales of music biz struggles. Their heartbreaking stories paint a disturbing portrait of an industry rife with …

The dark truth about rape at UK music festivals

A growing number of women are reporting sexual assaults and rape at UK music festivals. Radhika Sanghani speaks to the organisers, ahead of Reading and Bestival, to find out how big the problem is - and what can be done<p>This weekend, thousands of people gathered in Essex to watch Calvin Harris, …

Islamic State has killed at least 30 people for sodomy, UN told

US ambassador tells security council meeting it is ‘about time’ the issue of violence and discrimination towards LGBT people is highlighted<p>Islamic State has claimed responsibility for killing at least 30 people for sodomy, the head of an international gay rights organisation has told the first UN …

Saudi Arabia 'carrying out one execution every two days'

More than 100 people were executed in the first six months of this year compared to 90 in the previous year, says a new Amnesty report<p>Saudi Arabia is carrying out executions at a rate of one person every two days, according to a new report.<p>At least 102 people were executed in the first six months …

Kansas Public School Takes Down Portrait Of Jesus After Complaint

The display was called "an egregious violation of the First Amendment."<p>A Kansas school has taken down a portrait of Jesus Christ after being threatened with legal action, and some parents and former students aren't happy about the decision.<p>Royster Middle School, a public school in the city of …

Why Mark Zuckerberg wants everyone to read this book about religion

Zuckerberg's book club, A Year of Books, has focused on big ideas that influence society and business. For his 16th pick, he's gone with "The Varieties Of Religious Experience" by William James (1842-1919).<p>During his tenure at Harvard, James became the most famous American philosopher and …

The Big Secret of Abortion: Women Already Know How It Works

<i>This post originally appeared on The Cut By Rebecca Traister</i><p><i>Video still from an anti-abortion group's hidden-camera footage of the research director for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, Texas.</i><p>"I gave birth to two premature kids," said California's Barbara Boxer on the Senate floor last …