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Outlaw Clothing: Burqas, Islamophobia and Women’s Rights

The ongoing quest of the French government to preserve their country’s “secular traditions” came to the fore once again Tuesday when the lower house of France’s parliament voted to ban women from wearing any face-covering veil, such as the infamous burqa or the less “extreme” niqab — a move obviously targeting French Muslim women, of […]

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Tuesday Two-Fer: In Toothsome Condoms and Oily Prayers We Trust

*TRIGGER WARNING* A doctor in South Africa, a country with a very high rape rate, has developed a condom she believes will help reduce the amount of successful rapes in her country. Check it out: While of course this sounds great in theory, getting some street justice and whatnot, I see a few problems with […]

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Fundamentally Destructive

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m not a big fan of organized religion. Religion does not change with the discovery of new facts or the disproving of cherished tenets. That’s one good thing about science, it’s constantly changing, constantly seeking new truths, and hence why I tend to trust what reputable scientists say over […]

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Teaching Palestinians a Lesson

Last Wednesday, Democratic Senator from New York Charles Schumer delivered a speech to the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. In it, he referenced the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel’s current blockade of the Gaza Strip. Now, remember how upset people were last Monday when Helen Thomas made allegedly anti-Semitic comments about European Jews living […]

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We Got It From You, Dad

By now you’ve probably heard about the gay couple in Malawi getting sentenced to 14 years in jail for having a commitment ceremony. If not, there’s the link. Now what with this happening and that scare about the Ugandan anti-gay bill that would give gays the death penalty, and all the wars and starvation, I […]

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You Don’t Have to Go Home But You Can’t Stay Here

Once again iGoogle surprised me and linked this bit ‘o’ honey about Joe Lieberman gamely defending his title as “Biggest Douche in the Universe” by introducing legislation that would allow any American citizen with “ties” to terrorism to be stripped of their citizenship. People are wisely pointing out that a law such as that would […]

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