Category Archives: Society Marches On

Promise of a Better Future, Plus an Announcement

Europe’s First female genital mutilation clinic opens The Desert Flower, located in Zehlendorf, south Berlin, will be the first of its kind in Europe to offer physical and psychological care for victims of female genital mutilation with an estimated rate … Continue reading

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Dammit, I Liked Those Things.

During September of this year, the state of California passed Assembly Bill 1266, which was designed to allow students to use restroom facilities associated with the gender with which they identify and not the one they were necessarily born with.  … Continue reading

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Have You Even Consulted an Attorney?

A couple of weeks ago, a story broke on Fox “News” about the US Army’s recent decision to include the American Family Association – described as a “well-respected Christian ministry” that “advocates for traditional family values” by the folks over … Continue reading

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Hey, They Only Give God 10%, So …

Earlier this week, a 20-year old openly gay waiter at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kansas was stiffed on a tip because the customers were conservative Christians.  Instead of leaving any money, they decided to write him a note … Continue reading

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One More Success for Real Science

(Sorry Deb, I’m picking on Texas again!)  Back a couple of months ago, the Texas State Board of Education met to determine the contents of the next generation of science textbooks.  The importance of this being that whatever they decide … Continue reading

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Sweden Should Have a Lot of Autistic Sluts By Now.

No serious side effects from HPV vaccine Researchers have examined Swedish and Danish health registers that include roughly 300,000 girls vaccinated with HPV and compared them with almost 700,000 unvaccinated girls born from 1988 to 2000 in Sweden and Denmark. … Continue reading

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More Habitable Than Earth?

Today’s post comes to you direct from the world of space where, thanks to the Kepler space observatory, we have discovered 156 officially confirmed extrasolar planets, with another 3,400 awaiting confirmation.  Considering the infinitesimally small region of space within our … Continue reading

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