Stories by Amanda Marcotte

Amanda Marcotte co-writes the blog Pandagon. She is the author of "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments." subscribe to Amanda Marcotte's feed

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Christian fundamentalists on the Texas school board can force textbook publishers to rewrite entire portions of the books kids read in school.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Many right-wing Christians vilify the poor, in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus. Why the hypocrisy?

Posted on: Sep 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study finds a high correlation between religiosity and depression.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What you see on Breitbart or the Blaze or the 700 Club is just the tip of a massive iceberg of what’s really going on in conservative Christian circles.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The world of fundamentalist Christians is crawling with conspiracy theories, urban legends, and just plain bizarre beliefs.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Painting themselves as victims creates cover to actually victimize other people, usually by imposing their fanatical religious views.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Universities are some of the worst offenders when it comes to undermining the problem of rape and violence against women.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The very people espousing strict rules about sex and marriage can’t be bothered to follow them.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The world of writers and activists is thick with women whose secularist values motivate their work.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Officials seem more worried about shutting the victims up and not ruining the reputations of rapists than about making campuses safe for female students.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The battle over abortion in Texas shows yet again how nutty Republicans are when it comes to women, sex and reproduction.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Researchers polled non-believers to find out who abandons religion and why. The answers tell us a lot about religion and non-belief in America.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Christian Right appears to be in decline, yet Republicans still pander to them. What gives?

Posted on: Jun 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to using religion as a weapon to push hard-right ideology, un-Christian behavior runs rampant.

Posted on: May 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Modern conservatives can't stop talking about sex. And what they say opens a window into the strange, sexist worldview of patriarchal religion.

Posted on: May 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From Pat Robertson's election predictions to the entire Christian right freaking out about gay marriage, here are 10 prophesies that didn't come true.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Young people are fleeing conservative Christianity, and religious organizations and churches are trying to win them back, with hilarious results.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Occasionally, the Religious Right has to come up with secular justifications for its agenda.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

His profile in the mainstream media may have faded, but his influence over the Christian right (and the GOP) hasn't dimmed much at all.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What if renouncing your faith meant losing everything?

Posted on: Jan 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Company gloats at the exploitation potential for women looking for a source of financing something that used to be the government’s responsibility.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In many places around the world, this is an unprecedented era of freedom and social acceptance for non-believers .

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: RH Reality Check

Right-wingers seem to have a deep-seated fear of women's sexual rights.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

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In the next decade, pro-choicers need to go on the offense, and stop just playing defense.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: RH Reality Check

The brouhaha over Notre Dame is an opportunity for the right to wage war on women, intellectuals and sexual freedom all at once.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

The election inadvertently revealed the dirty little secret that native (and liberal) Texans like myself have known for a long time: Texas is not a conservative monolith.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: Comment Is Free

Post-election, liberals appear to be turning off their TVs. We can't afford to lose the sole voice of intellectual liberalism in the cable news desert.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2009, Source: RH Reality Check

There's a great deal of overlap between anti-choice nuts and birther conspiracy theorists.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008, Source: Pandagon

Don't worry, Tina Fey comes out unscathed (and as awesome as ever).

Posted on: Oct 15, 2008, Source: RH Reality Check

Coloradans will be voting on precisely when they think life begins come November, they should watch this video first.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2008, Source: Pandagon

They always maintain plausible deniability.