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Ben Carson Says Women’s Rights Are To Blame For Michael Brown’s Death In Ferguson

Ben Carson looks to be in the same category as Sarah Palin was in 2008 – a Republican candidate who gives tremendous gifts to his opponents every time he opens his mouth.

Hard core Republicans just love Ben Carson. “Dr. Carson is the best hope for our country,” says Vernon Robinson, Campaign Director of […]

Breaking Down the Sex Gap in Pay: Where is Pay for Men and Women More Equal?

Head to American FactFinder, a project of the U.S. Census Bureau, and you can get information about the American people on a wide variety of subjects, all the way up to the national level and all the way down to the level of your town or city. The information provided by the Census Bureau can […]

Sex Gap in Pay Narrows to Smallest Extent in U.S. History

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:

Median […]

Matilda Joslyn Gage On The Freethought Trail

Matilda Joslyn Gage was an abolitionist, an advocate for Native American rights, a Women’s Rights Movement leader, and a prominent freethinker. […]

Men Speak Out For Women Speak Out PAC?

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 […]

Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black Endorses Discrimination Against Women In The Workplace

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? […]

Women, History and Tom Reed

I got this postcard in the mail today from my member of Congress, Tom Reed. Well, when I say that “I” got the postcard, I’m not being completely accurate. My wife  got the postcard, and I didn’t.

Standard practice for U.S. Representative Reed is to send two copies of every postcard to our […]

What Should We Do About Animal Testing Of Cosmetics?

Puppies are cute.

Women who wear cosmetics are cute.

Who is more cute?

U.S. Representative James Moran made his choice yesterday when he introduced H.R. 4148, a bill that would gradually end the testing of cosmetics products on animals.

Moran says puppies are more cute. Do you agree with his choice?

[…]

Real Men and Real Women

The five most recent posts on “real men” on Twitter tonight:

“Real men salute me cause I only talk the truth” “Real men rub they girls feet” “Real men take bubble baths” “The boyfriends who still hold bags, open doors, tell their girlfriends they’re beautiful and show respect are real men” “Real men don’t love […]

Guygones

Guygones [gi-gonz]. plural noun. The trait of forgiveness when occurring in a relationship between two men.

In case you’re curious, a meta-analysis appearing in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology concludes that women are more forgiving than men.

Boston Cardinal Deeply Regrets that Women Don’t Like Being Told What to do by Old men in Robes

Women have caused Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley a pain. Lisa Wangsness reports:

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, said Wednesday that he is worried and saddened that the controversy over the Vatican’s rebuke of a US nuns’ group may have fostered a perception the church is inhospitable to women.

“It’s a […]