Monthly Archives: May 2016

Religious Right Sex Rules are Plain Old Mean

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Religious conservatives want an exclusive right to dole out the privilege of sexual pleasure and intimacy on their own terms—and leave a lot of people out. Sexual intimacy and pleasure are some of humanity’s most cherished experiences. The so-called “best … Continue reading

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400,000 Rape Kits and One Determined Woman—An Interview with Julie Smolyansky of The Hunting Ground

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Swabs for wiping the lips, face, thighs, vagina and anus. A comb to collect fibers and hair. A pick for scraping debris from under fingernails. A blood sampling device and microscope slides. Baggies for underwear. Documentation forms and labels.  These … Continue reading

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Texas Parents Go Mama-and-Papa-Bear on Behalf of Transgender Son

Religious Right politicians hoping to exploit transphobia may be up against one of the most powerful forces in the world: parental love. Jo and Jon Ivester have words for North Carolina Governor McCrory and religious right legislators who called an … Continue reading

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A Tidal Wave of Zika Brain Damage? It Doesn’t Have to Go That Way

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  Delaware’s healthcare upgrade offers a highly effective model for protecting American families. Picture your next child or grandchild, or your neighbor’s child, with a head size “minus five to six standard deviations below the norm.” Cringing? According to experts, … Continue reading

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Tow Truck Driver Abandons Disabled Woman – “I’m a Conservative Christian”

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South Carolina Christian re-enacts Good Samaritan story, plays role of Pharisee. South Carolina tow truck driver and self-proclaimed conservative Christian Ken Shupe followed the example of Jesus yesterday by providing roadside assistance to disabled Sanders supporter Cassandra McWade even though … Continue reading

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