At first, when I saw this cover on a Cosmopolitan magazine on a corner newsstand, the first thing that popped into my mind was a question: what kind of ass do I deserve? I have never thought of myself as deserving a particular kind of ass. What, I wondered, is the moral basis for […]
In the face of a mantra of “only get worse“, “only get worse,” “only get worse,” “only get worse,” I offer this instance of bad matters getting better. The U.S. Census Bureau has just released information on the gap in median pay between men and women working full-time year-round in the United States:
Down in Dallas, Texas, an organization called American Decency is planning to hold a political demonstration outside a sports stadium there, in protest of the decision by the Dallas Cowboys to hire Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL. “We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. […]
There’s a reason that marriage has been one of the key political battlegrounds in American culture over the last 100 years. Regressive groups want to keep dating and marriage within strictly controlled boundaries. […]
Young, sexed up human beings might get some useful perspective on their struggles by considering the plight of Cloeon dipterum, a common species of mayfly that lives in the Northern Hemisphere. Mayflies have a period of adult sexuality that only lasts a few weeks. The short sexual life of the mayfly is common knowledge, and […]
“Innocent people are sure to be spied upon, but if they are innocent they should have nothing to fear.” — Jack McCully, August 4 2014
“If you are innocent you should have nothing to fear and you will most probably not be noticed.” — Myrmidon, February 24 2014
“So this is surveillance! The innocent should […]
This week, Marvel Comics announced that its comic book hero Thor, which is based upon the Norse god Thor, will become a woman.
A representative of Marvel explained, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike […]
When I looked through the FEC record of a recent set of independent expenditures for the Women Speak Out PAC, I noticed an odd thing. There were a lot of men being paid to speak for Women Speak Out. Does the Women Speak Out PAC think that women can’t speak for themselves?
The Women Speak […]
Christian Biblical literalists are faced with this choice: They must either stop going to church, or stop being Biblical literalists, and accept that the Bible is really just a collection of metaphors, and not really the divine word of any supernatural being. […]
It’s widely acknowledged that human beings are bad for the planet. We degrade natural habitats. We pollute. We change the climate.
The fewer human beings around, the better it will be for the biosphere. But, how can we accomplish population reduction in a humane manner? Massive slaughter wouldn’t likely be very environmentally friendly in itself.
Will Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black continue to use his governmentally-established religious power to promote the political agenda of those who push for a reactionary, Bible-based subjugation of women? […]