Stories by Amanda Marcotte

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What kind of sexual misconduct qualifies as an important news item, and what kind is just scurrilous gossip?

Posted on: Nov 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As television becomes more daring, there are still many basic feminist ideas that read as taboo on the small screen.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A personhood amendment is a backdoor to stripping away women’s rights -- their very right to be considered autonomous human beings.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Less than a year after the 2010 elections, the right-wing is losing its ability to dominate the media's attention. Here's why it hasn't been able to tarnish OWS.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Mormon-bashing directed at Mitt Romney should concern everyone for what it reveals about the undue influence of religion in American elections.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Anti-gay bigotry is just one piece of a larger picture of conservative fear and loathing of all forms of sexuality.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Tea Parties are partly a product of the suburbs, where social isolation leaves communication about social mores to reality TV. Is it any wonder the movement lacks empathy?

Posted on: Sep 14, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

Perry may have lost no sleep over Texas's 234 executions during his tenure, but the death penalty panders to crude bloodlust.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural, and you might even find them in foxholes.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free

The Texas governor's ultra-invasive sonogram law was overturned by a court this week, providing an excellent opportunity to examine his awful record on women's rights.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

The belief that sex is "immoral" pushes Conservatives to support abstinence-only, sex-is-immoral education and policy, even though it is proven to be harmful.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Who really deserves a reputation as too much of a right-wing extremist for the Beltway media to take seriously?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Conservatives' attacks on sexuality have grown more radical, in the past year alone.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

It's sex panic that helped create the modern right-wing populist, and it's the modern right-wing populist that created the current crisis.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Here are ten realities pro-choicers should throw in the face of opponents of choice they have the misfortune to get into arguments with.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

So many Americans object to other people doing it that opposition to sex drives American politics.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

No matter how young people are doing it, they’re doing it wrong, according to the mainstream media.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Atheism is not just about disproving religious belief; it's also a burgeoning social justice movement intent on tearing down the social structures that perpetuate injustice.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Republicans, who claim to find fetal life precious and abortion horrendous, also favor the very policies that drive increasing numbers of women to seek abortions.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to increasingly restrictive state laws, we're seeing a return to pre-Roe back-alley abortions and criminal treatment of women.