Topic / Feminism

Archbishop sparks a moral panic over Girl Scout cookies

A ‘spiritual crisis’ over the selling of  Girl Scout cookies on Catholic premises has been triggered by the archbishop of St Louis, Robert Carlson, above. In a letter circulated to the region’s priests and scout leaders, he questions whether the Girl Scout movement is spiritually in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church, according […]

President Obama visits gender apartheid, anti-gay mosque

When President Obama made his first visit to a US mosque yesterday, he recited bits from the Koran and praised American Muslims as a crucial part of America’s history and vital to the nation’s future. And so if we’re serious about freedom of religion – and I’m speaking now to my fellow Christians who remain […]

Feminists disrupt Muslim conference

Two topless feminists stormed the stage at a Muslim conference in France. The activists, from hard-line feminist outfit Femen jumped on the stage, with “Nobody makes me submit” scrawled across their bare breasts. Before being dragged and kicked off the stage by angry Muslims, one shouted: Nobody makes me submit, me nobody owns me, I’m my own […]

Why what Tim Hunt said in Seoul matters

On June 7 the biochemist Tim Hunt, above, a Nobel laureate, addressed a lunch for women scientists at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea. He started with his own experience: Let me tell you about my trouble with girls … three things happen when they are in the lab … You […]

Wanted: a god that surpasseth gender

Male language and imagery used to describe God should br scrapped and replaced with non-sexist terminology says a Church of England group. Rev Jody Stowell, a member of Women and the Church (Watch), the pressure group that led the campaign for female bishops, is quoted here as saying: Orthodox theology says all human beings are […]

God created women ‘less ambitious’

At the end of April, Pope Francis reportedly said that it was ‘a pure scandal‘ that women earn less money than men doing the same jobs. But Gavin McInnes, an American writer and former co-founder of Vice Media, yesterday declared that the gender pay gap exists because women are “less ambitious” than men and that […]

‘Feminist’ king is dead, women grieve

Among the fawning tributes paid to the dead King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who was buried today in an unmarked grave in the capital Riyadh, was this from Christine Lagarde, below, the first woman to head the IMF: Very saddened by his death, I had met him several times and he’s going to leave a […]

Femen activist snatches baby Jesus

The creepy picture above shows Pope Francis going down on a statue of the baby Jesus during Christmas night mass at St Peter’s Basilica. Hours before, another statue of the infant messiah had been recovered by  a Vatican plod from the clutches of a member of women’s rights group Femen. The Vatican, according to this […]

Missouri creationist now targets abortion

In 2013, Republican Rick Brattin sponsored a bill to put intelligent design and “destiny” on the same footing as evolution in Missouri textbooks. Now, according to this report, he’s pushing a bill that would prevent a woman having an abortion unless she has the consent of the man who got her pregnant. The measure would […]

Islamic law tramples women’s rights

A report by a human rights group has exposed the vulnerability of Muslim women living in Islamic ‘marriages’ in the UK. According to the National Secular Society the report finds that the widespread practice of polygamy has left Muslim women without legal rights upon “divorce”, and left entirely dependent on their “husbands”  for financial support. […]