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Stories by Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon. She's on Twitter @AmandaMarcotte
Rick Perry's Execution Obsession Feeds the Worst in Human Nature
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.
10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists, Debunked
Posted on: Sep 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Atheists are moral, loving and multicultural, and you might even find them in foxholes.
Pushback on Draconian Rick: Stay Out of Women's Sex Lives
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.
Why You Don't Want Rick Perry Making Decisions About Your Sex Life
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.
Michele Bachmann vs. Rick Perry: Who's the Bigger Right-Wing Extremist?
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?
Why Is Sean Hannity So Mad You're Having Sex? 5 Ways Conservatives Attack Sexual Freedom
Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Conservatives' attacks on sexuality have grown more radical, in the past year alone.
How Sex Panic Almost Destroyed the Economy
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.
10 Things I'd Say to the Anti-Choice Fanatics Trying to End Access to Abortion
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.
Why Are Americans Still Giant Hypocrites About Sex?
Posted on: Jul 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
So many Americans object to other people doing it that opposition to sex drives American politics.
Latest Sex Hysteria: Everyone Worried Young People No Longer Having Sex (Don't Worry, They Are)
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.
How Atheism Can Make the World Better By Tearing Down Religious Irrationality
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.
9 States Where Awful GOP Policies Will Actually Drive Up the Abortion Rate
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.
10 States Where Abortion Is Virtually Illegal for Some Women
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.
The Worst Thing About Weinergate? The Total Obliteration of Sexual Privacy by Ideologues Like Andrew Breitbart
Posted on: Jun 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet
This scandal may represent the end of the presumption of sexual privacy for anyone people like Andrew Breitbart deem interesting enough to harass.
What's Really Behind "Weinergate"? A Right-Wing Attempt to Smear "Loose" Women
Posted on: Jun 1, 2011, Source: Comment Is Free
The uproar over the improper photo sent from Rep. Weiner's Twitter account fits a larger pattern of rightwing culture warriors ganging up and sexually harassing young women.
When Will Republicans Stop Saying Dumb Things About Rape? (Hint: When They Stop Hating Women)
Posted on: May 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Glib comments about rape by anti-choice Republican lawmakers reveal that the anti-choice movement is deeply rooted in antagonism to women's rights.
Men's Health Cover Flashing GOP Congressman's Tight Abs Reveals How Conservatives Worship a Cartoonish Hyper-Masculinity
Posted on: May 13, 2011, Source: The Guardian
Republicans fear that if they aren't constantly shoring up masculinity and attacking the feminine, they might grow soft. This has dangerous effects.
5 Surprising Things About Sex Women Might Be Scared to Tell Men
Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: The Good Men Project
Many ballsy women are afraid to say 'Please do this' or 'Don’t do that' in bed. Here’s what some women are really thinking.
10 Worst States To Be a Woman
Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet
State Republicans have introduced nearly 1,000 laws restricting women's reproductive health access. Here are 10 of the worst states to be a woman between puberty and menopause.
Do Red State Republicans Want More Divorces, STDs and Abortions? Their Policies Suggest "Yes"
Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet
At the state level, the GOP's attacks on reproductive rights may widen the already huge gulf between red and blue states in health, family stability, and education.
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