Category Archives: Patriarchy

Michelle Duggar in Denial

I keep saying that peak oil denial is the new climate change denial, but climate change denial was really just the new overpopulation denial. Authoritarian patriarchy refuses to accept physical limitations of Earth and its resources, which is why its … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Right Wing Rape Rationalizations

The more Republicans deny they are the party that hates women, the more they keep hating women. The latest is from Idaho, where the state’s new abortion ultrasound bill passed the senate: In his closing debate in favor of SB … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions Against My Mom

If Republican legislators have their way, Arizona women will no longer be able to use birth control without their employers’ permission. I wish I was making this up. House Bill 2625 mirrors the argument in Washington, where Congressional Republicans are … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Santorum INGSOC Slogans

Presidential contestant Rick Santorum yesterday at a rally in Ohio: “Freedom isn’t to do whatever you want to do, it’s to do what you ought to do.” Get that? Most of us think of freedom as something that gives us … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Grandiose Old Patriarchy

The Republican Party has decided to double-down on its burgeoning war with women. Darrell Issa (R-Crazyland) held a hearing on “President Obama’s” contraception mandate (it was theirs before it was his) yesterday, refusing to admit any witnesses with anything good … Continue reading

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Back to the Future by Way of the French Revolution

I’ve remarked many times on the historical revisionism of right-wing theology and the implicit desire for a great rolling-backwards to re-fight every battle that reactionary conservatives have ever lost. Via Right Wing Watch, here’s Jeffrey Bell at a CPAC panel … Continue reading

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Chris Matthews Is Out of Sync with the Rhythm Method

Chris Matthews and E J Dionne, who class themselves as liberal Catholics, sat down yesterday to discuss the new contraceptive ruling which has the Catholic Church’s knickers all twisted. I used to be a Catholic (before I saw the light … Continue reading

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Gods of our Fathers

Gwynne Dyer’s excellent 1994 documentary series The Human Race: A Species at the Crossroads continues.

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Escaping From History

Gwynne Dyer’s excellent 1994 documentary series The Human Race: A Species at the Crossroads continues.

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The Bomb Under the World

Gwynne Dyer’s surprising documentary on patriarchy, militarism, and feminism starts this excellent 1994 documentary series, The Human Race: A Species at the Crossroads.

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Morning Awful: Santorum Wants Your Birth Control

Shortly before coming in a very close second in Iowa, arch-culture warrior Rick Santorum put his ignorance of Constitutional law on display for all to see. My favorite bit is at the two minute mark, when Jake Tapper asks him … Continue reading

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