Jenny Kutner

Men’s Rights Activists Rush to Defend Iowa Gun Nut Who Murdered Woman for Sexual Harassment Complaint

Over the weekend, an Iowa man who identified himself as “a born free, gun toting, Constitution loving American” shot and killed a woman with whom he worked after she reportedly filed a sexual harassment claim against him. According to one local radio station, Alexander Kozak was fired from his job on Friday because of the harassment complaint, prompting him to get his gun and murder Iowa Children’s Museum employee Andrea Farrington. Farrington appears to have been the latest in a line of women to report Kozak’s harassing behavior.

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Former Homeschooler Says Duggar Family’s Fundamentalist Education Teaches 'Rape Culture'

Almost as soon as it was revealed last month that Josh Duggar sexually assaulted his younger sisters when he was a teenager — and that his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, did what they could to cover it up — the Internet erupted with speculation about how the family’s intensive fundamentalist Christian homeschooling program may or may not have contributed to the abuse.

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Former Member of Extremist Christian Group Unloads on How Fundamentalism Turns Men Into 'A**holes'

A former “Quiverfull” adherent who managed to escape the movement against her husband’s wishes has developed some pretty cogent thoughts about evangelical extremism and Christian patriarchy: Both lines of thinking turn men into “assholes.”

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Jewish Teacher Sues Colorado School District Over Evangelical Events on School Grounds

A Colorado teacher has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district where he works, alleging the district’s only high school illegally promotes Christianity in conjunction with a nearby evangelical church.

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Waco Biker Gang Killings -- Funny How the Corporate Media Won't Call It a Riot When White People Are Involved

Nine people have died after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs in Waco on Sunday, when gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in the central Texas city.

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Judge Reduces Sentence of Child Rapist, Says He Didn't "Intend" to Harm 3-Year-Old He Sodomized

A California judge decided last week to reduce the prison sentence for a man who raped a three-year-old girl, because, in the jurist’s view, the defendant didn’t show “callous disregard for [the victim’s] well-being” when he sodomized her in his garage. 

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Crisis Pregnancy Center Tells Woman Her IUD Is Her 'Baby,' Plus Countless Other Lies

Today in totally surprising news that we have never, ever heard before: Crisis pregnancy centers, which are often funded by taxpayer money and have been found time and time again to lie to women, are still lying to women. New results of a yearlong investigation by NARAL Pro-Choice America indicate a disturbing trend among CPCs in California (replicated nationwide) of using whatever means necessary — slut-shaming, fear-mongering, misinformation and straight-up manipulation — to prevent pregnant women from having abortions. Surprise, surprise. 

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Black Girls Are Suspended from School Six Times More Often Than White Girls

The harsh disciplinary penalties young black men encounter in school and in society compared to their white counterparts is a center point of efforts to eradicate the “school-to-prison pipeline” and meet the so often overlooked needs of communities of color. It’s a necessary focus manifested in initiatives such as the White House’s My Brother’s Keeper, but it’s not an intersectional one — and that often results in the neglect of young black women, who are subject to many of the same disciplinary disparities that can have devastating, long-lasting consequences for their lives.

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Check out the Device That Will Convince You to Start Doing Kegels

Last Thursday, a friend of mine asked if I wanted to go grab drinks after work. “I can’t,” I texted in response. “I have to go meet some people about kegels.” I got the sort of reply I expected: “Lol. What.”

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Republican Puts $2,500 Bounty on Transgender People

This week in transphobic bathroom panic: A Kentucky Republican has introduced a bill that would force students to use school restrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their “biological” sex in order to “protect” cisgender students — but wait, there’s more. State Sen. C.B. Embry’s so-called Kentucky Student Privacy Act would also actively punish schools that attempt to accommodate transgender students, forcing them to pay students who encounter trans people in the “wrong” bathroom.

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