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Teen suspended for wearing shorts slams administrators for ‘shaming girls for their bodies’

An eleventh grade student in Canada is accusing school officials of shaming teenage girls by adhering to a double-standard for how they and their male counterparts dress. Last week, Lindsey Stocker and her female classmates at Beaconsfield High School were asked to stand up in front of the class so…

Gang-rape and lynching of girls reveals plight of impoverished in India

Raped, murdered girls reveal horrific risks for India’s poor (via AFP) The nightly trek into the fields behind their homes under the cover of darkness leave the women of Katra Shahadatganj in northern India feeling scared and vulnerable at the best of times. But the abduction, gang-rape and lynching of…

It’s not the secular world that’s hyper-sexual

I need to document that ass. For Jesus.  By now, I have to imagine regular readers have seen this story posted at the blog of Hännah Ettinger, who was raised in the Quiverfull movement and is now an outspoken critic of Christian patriarchy. (Her family has since left the cult and,…

Group of 20 teenage girls attack woman on NYC subway

Police are searching for a group of as many as 20 girls accused of attacking a woman on a New York City subway last week. The victim, who was asked not to be identified, told NBC 4 New York she was attacked by a group of girls after one of…

It’s okay to admit that mass hysteria is real

For some reason, this week’s Newsweek was really great, with an interesting story about how sports wives and girlfriends are an easy target for fan rage and Andrew Sullivan’s pretty good article on the contraception debacle, where he rehashes my theory that Obama set it up this way. (However, he…

The GOP to teenage girls: Why aren’t you giving birth?

They're Coming for Roe from Center for Reproductive Rights on Vimeo. Check out this video; some of the statements coming out of the mouths of these straight white dudes who are so opposed to women having rights will make your jaw drop. The fuss over HR3 flared up and died…

Good, chaste Christian behavior

I was debating back and forth in my head on what order to share these links—unbelievably disturbing before comical or vice versa?—and I think I’ll do disturbing then comical. It’s less dramatic, but you folks need the relief. Do you know Regent University, the one started by Pat Robertson? Well,…

Forget “sexting”; what’s up with that prosecutor?

Some very good news for the teenage girls being persecuted for having a sexuality in Pennsylvania—the judge has ruled in their favor, and ordered a prosecutor to drop child pornography charges against three teenage girls who committed the “crime” of engaging in a routine sexual display for their boyfriends. And…

Prop 4 and the new trend in anti-choice campaigning

Lynn Harris has a good blog post about the California ballot propositions that are an assault on gay people and teenage girls. Proposition 8, of course, is an attempt to ban gay marriage and force already married couples to lose their marriages against their will. Proposition 4 is another attempt…

Scaring straight goes slutty

I’ve been meaning to write on this situation that Lindsay blogged about for awhile, and it’s good, I suppose, I put it off, because there’s been an illuminating amount of follow-up. To summarize: Windsor High School in Wyoming has, like a lot of high schools, a routinely administered “torture them…

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