Daily Archives: November 7, 2011

Deus Vult: “God Wills It”

This is a guest post by Laurie and Debbie.
Believers in a Judeo-Christian god must, by definition, believe that the world was designed by that god as (s)he wished it to be. The Latin phrase is “Deus Vult,” translated literally as “God wills it.” In this context, let’s contrast a popular (although far from universal) Christian view of sexuality with what’s known about the animal kingdom: Continue reading

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So if the accusations against Herman Cain are true…

…and I have no idea if they are… he didn’t just “sexually harass” the latest accuser, or engage in “lewd behavior.” He sexually assaulted her. During that trip, she said Mr. Cain had secretly upgraded her hotel room before drinks … Continue reading

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Men Call Me Things

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a day in the glamorous life of a feminist blogger? Check out #mencallmethings on Twitter, which was started by Sady Doyle. (Trigger warning for rape, violence and misogyny). xx your favorite … Continue reading

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Or maybe just don’t beat your kids.

Well this is disturbing, and I hope someone sues the hell out of these folks (alternately, I hope that they’re criminally prosecuted). The pastoral mood in the hills of Tennessee offered a stark contrast to the storm raging around the … Continue reading

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