Monthly Archives: August 2005

Americans want kids to be stupid

TweetThis is so fucking depressing: In a finding that is likely to intensify the debate over what to teach students about the origins of life, a poll released yesterday found that nearly two-thirds of Americans say that creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools. The poll found that 42 percent of respondents held [...]
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NY Times: What’s the Matter With Kansas?

TweetCheck out today’s NY Times editorial on the Kansas craziness I wrote about yesterday. Glad to know I’m not the only one freaked out by logic that says statutory rape is all good so long as you get married: The fact that parents are willing to go along with these unions does not make them [...]
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U.S. poverty rate rises

TweetThe Census Bureau reports that the nation’s poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year; there were 37 million people living in poverty, up 1.1 million people from 2003. Legal Momentum reported last year that women are 40 percent more likely to be poor than men in 2003. (If they come out [...]
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Women’s Studies in danger?

TweetAs a Women’s Studies baby, this is absolutely terrifying to me: “Academic freedom” may not sound like an expression to strike fear in the hearts of women’s studies departments. But as more and more schools and states pass legislation based on a document called the Academic Bill of Rights–Pennsylvania most recently joined the list in [...]
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Keeping girls pure one marriage at a time

TweetLast month Feministing wrote about a 22 year-old man being brought up on criminal charges in Nebraska for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The kicker? After she got pregnant, the parents brought her to Kansas where she married the man being charged with her rape. Sigh. The New York Times covers the same story [...]
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