Islamic penises get erected seeing mannequins » No Country for Women

http://freethoughtblogs.com/taslima/2014/07/25/islamic-penises-get-erected-seeing-mannequins/

You know, I want to laugh when I see such absurdity, but the sad truth is that this insane, idiotic, backwards and completely juvenile mindset rules the lives of so many women in so much of the world.

It fits right in with the ISIS Fatwa insisting all women in the ISIS controlled city of Mosul in Iraq, ages 14 to 46 submit to Female Genital Mutilation (FMG), also called Female Circumcision. to make it sound more “civilized.”

What, pray tell, is civilised, holy or “clean” as I’ve seen it justified a few times on other articles, about chopping off part or all of a girl’s or women’s labia.  Then sewing her together, leaving only a tiny hole to urinate, leading to painful sexual dysfunction, fistulas after giving birth, and other horrible, sometimes fatal, health problems.

While the barbaric practice of FMG did not start with the Islamic religion, extremist Muslims have certainly adopted such practices into their beliefs and worldviews.  As they have expanded their control over the minds and lives of countless other Muslims, this hideous “procedure” is no longer confined to tiny, isolated areas of the world and has made it’s way into Western societies, coming along with immigrant families who are taught this is the right and proper way to raise their daughters.

See, in my personal opinion, all these efforts to keep men from being “tempted” – apparently over something they can’t reasonably be expected to control…their dicks – has nothing to do with protecting the body and honour of girls and women.  It has everything to do with controlling them.  It is the mark of men who, because they are in general, physically stronger than women, and are raised in deeply entrenched patriarchal societies, use religion as just one more weapon in their aresenal to live the perpetual dream of heterosexual pubescent boys everywhere…use anything and everything to satisfy their hormonal urges and feelings of power.

Keep in mind that I feel this way about all of the major, monotheistic religions.  It’s just that right now, at this time in history, radical Islam is the one causing the most waves worldwide.

India, Rape Culture and Misogny – TRIGGER WARNING

Trigger warning:  The below reblog was written by an East Indian medical student currently living and working in India.  It contains material that may easily offend a good number of people.

A reminder that all comments on my blog are moderated.  If you are offended by this post and wish to lash out at me or any of my other readers, your comments will *not* be approved. Threats and personal attacks will result in your being immediately banned.

Please read my below preface and proceed at your own risk.

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From a blogger who writes under the pseudonym Avicenna on his Freethought blog, “Atheist Medical Student Stuck in a Land of a Million Gods.”

It’s a very long post, but *well worth* the time it takes to read.

It delves deeply into culturally dangerous ground, discussing as it does – at length – the misogny & rape culture so deeply embedded in Indian society….and how one feeds the other to hurt both men and women.

Again, remember this is *not* my work.

However, I do think it’s a very important contribution in the fight for equality for all genders, and strongly believe it is a very important article that needs to reach as many people as possible.  Please understand that I am not reblogging this with any racial, sexist or political motive.

A Thug in Velvet – Revisited » A Million Gods

http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods/2014/07/05/a-thug-in-velvet-revisited/comment-page-1/#comment-852788

8 Things the Anti-Vax Lobby Doesn’t Understand » A Million Gods

This is one of the better blogs I’ve ever seen that effectively blows the anti-vaccine idiots badly misinformed people who tout the benefits of rejecting decades of proven vaccines that have saved countless lives.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/amilliongods/2014/06/25/8-things-the-anti-vax-lobby-doesnt-understand/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

Another Catholic Priest and Pedophilia

A Freethought blog I had to share:

Amoral ignorance » Pharyngula

http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/06/10/amoral-ignorance/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

I have no coherant words to express how I feel about low-lifes like this so-called holy man.  Just listening to him makes me want to shower.  With bleach.

The War on Women Continues

Indian Minister: Rape is ‘Sometimes’ Wrong, and Sometimes ‘Right’ – NBC News.com

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/indian-minister-rape-sometimes-wrong-sometimes-right-n123576

I thought when this story first came out it couldn’t get any sadder.  I was wrong.

A Day in the Life of a Sexologist — Slut-shamed to death for saying yes to sex, murdered for saying no

Sadly, this is another story about another dead young women. And even though she felt driven to take her own life, the same cretins that mentally pushed her off that ledge, are still publicly attacking her.

I was alerted to this one by a male friend of mine.  He is openly a feminist and when he says he loves and respects women, he is being perfectly honest.

And no, for any smartass reader who happens to land on my blog by mistake, he is straight.  See guys, you don’t have to be gay, bi or transgendered to understand that we (women) deserve respect and equality, in all matters.

http://sexologist.tumblr.com/post/86799922779/slut-shamed-to-death-for-saying-yes-to-sex-murdered

Enough Of This Shit

And here’s another reblog that comes out of the latest gun massacre. This was written by the amazing Gretchen Kelly, a much needed voice in today’s feminist movement. And one of my new, personal heroes!

Drifting Through

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“Where you born to resist, or be abused?

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?”

-Foo Fighters, Best of You

Saturday was a fun day. We spent the evening at friend’s house. The kids laughing and playing in the pool while we enjoyed good food, great conversation and more than a few drinks. We all came pouring in the door full of energy and laughter. We shuffled the kids upstairs to get ready for bed. I paused for a minute to soak up the moment. My family. All of us smiling, happy. I was still reflecting on the fun evening whenI grabbed my phone. I popped on to Twitter for a quick peek to see if there was anything of interest happening.

#YesAllWomen. That’s what was happening.

I stopped my distracted cleaning that I had been doing while reading tweets. I had to…

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Catholic Schoolboys Rule: Neo-Conservatism and the Sociopathy of the Religious Right

I found this wonderful gem through a reblog of it by M-R. I sincerely hope it gets Freshly Pressed and wins every award WordPress has to offer!

This could very well apply to my country (Canada), the United States or any other Western, supposedly secular run nation. The Christian right, no matter their geographic location, do seem to be making good headway into politics in places we have long since voted and fought to separate state from Church.

This article is, in my opinion, one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time in what seems a new fight to suppress religious extremism of any stripe.

I hope it strikes a good blow!

The Australian Independent Media Network

Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au

Is this country being run by right-wing Christian fundamentalists? And if so, are they representative of the wider society? These are some of the issues examined by Sean Stinson.

“Sometimes it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission”. – Tony Abbott, 2010

In September 2013 Australia elected its 44th Parliament. Led by a former seminarian and composed largely of fellow Jesuit-educated Catholics, it is fair to say that today’s Cabinet represents an extreme right-wing Christian world view which is not particularly representative of the beliefs and values of the broader culture.

This may go some way towards explaining some of the more bizarre policy measures thus far introduced. From a military led attack on asylum seekers to a scorched earth environmental policy, from mass public service sackings to jobs for the boys, from pre-election promises of no cuts to a budget blueprint for an American…

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Living In America: Living With RapeCulture

I had to re-blog this. Gretchen Kelly article about the Rape Culture that is still very much alive, is thought-provoking, informative and very well written.

Edit:  The Rape Culture is not confined to the US, it’s actually a part of the human culture and is found in most, possibly even ALL human societies all over the world – to lesser and greater degrees – depending on a number a number of cultural, religious, socio-economic, class and geographical factors.

 

Drifting Through

“Me and a gun
and a man
On my back
But I haven’t seen Barbados
So I must get out of this
Yes I wore a slinky red thing
Does that mean I should spread
For you, your friends your father, Mr. Ed”

-Tori Amos, Me and A Gun

My daughter used to play a game when she was a baby. She would crawl over to our magazine rack and tear up the pages. When I would say something to stop her, she would cover her eyes. She thought, in her adorable baby brain, that if she covered her eyes we couldn’t see it therefore nothing was happening. We laughed each time she did this. We marveled at the simple naiveté of a small child. We thought it was precious. But you know what’s not precious? When adults do it. When we do it. When society does it. When we…

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