Foreign Affairs

Reading this article just made me feel dirty. “These are not American women,” our guide was telling us. “They do not care about your age, looks, or money. And you are not going to have to talk to them for…

Save Malak Ghorbany

On or about June 29, 2006, a court in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia sentenced Malak Ghorbany, an Iranian woman, to death by public stoning after finding her guilty of the crime of “adultery.” Under Iran’s Penal Code, the…

Defending Traditional Marriage

For all the traditional marriage defenders, consider this: Traditionally, marriage was an economic transaction. In many places in the world, it still is. And the most valuable female partners are often going to be extremely young, so that they have…

Gender and Education

The New York Times gives us an article with the alarmist title, At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust. The situation isn’t nearly as dire as it sounds, naturally. Department of Education statistics show that men, whatever their…

Selfish Motherhood

Ilyka sends on this article about fertility experts arguing that older women shouldn’t be able to undergo IVF treatments to get pregnant, “because elderly mothers may not live long enough to see their children grow up.” A campaigner on ethical…

Well this is going well.

BAGHDAD, July 9 — A mob of gunmen went on a brazen daytime rampage through a predominantly Sunni Arab district of western Baghdad on Sunday, pulling people from their cars and homes and killing them in what officials and residents…

Enough Already.

Releasing the private personal information of someone you have an online disagreement with is wrong. Threatening someone’s children because you don’t like their politics is wrong. “They started it” isn’t an excuse. Knock it off. Deb is a nut. Anyone…