Flashback

Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Communal justice in Bolivia *

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Cases include death sentences for women accused of adultery and the beating, stoning, hanging, and burning of an elected official accused of corruption.… Read the rest



Alaina Podmorow in action, age 11. *

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Canadian government matches funds raised by Little Women For Little Women in Afghanistan.… Read the rest



IHEU and CFI defend the rights of women *

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IHEU also attacked the culture of censorship that now prevails in the UN HRC.… Read the rest



Afghan women protest law despite bullies screaming ‘whores!’ *

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One provision makes it illegal for a woman to refuse to “make herself up” or “dress up” if that is what her husband wants.… Read the rest



Karen Armstrong explains about God. *

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‘Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians have insisted for centuries that God does not exist.’… Read the rest



John Hartung on ‘Love thy Neighbor’ *

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Thy neighbor is not everyone, it is thy group.… Read the rest



Steiner racism and state funding *

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At Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship ‘special pre-election seminar’ … Read the rest



Prince of Wales joins ‘detox’ fraud *

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The word detox has no agreed meaning. It is a marketing word, designed to separate the gullible from their money… Read the rest



Fuambai Ahmadu cheers Bondo women *

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For protesting ‘a brazen attack by anti-FGM activists against female initiation.’… Read the rest



Polish woman was refused an abortion *

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Despite warnings that having a baby could make her go blind. … Read the rest



Lawyers for victims say pope obstructed justice. *

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In 2001 Ratzinger issued an order ensuring the church’s investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret.… Read the rest



Gerald Weissmann on Homeopathy and the Prince of Wales *

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When Prince Charles uses terms such as ‘integrated therapy’ he is following the lead of creationists who hide under the term ‘intelligent design.’… Read the rest



Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse *

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19 of the bishops are among the 61 who signed a petition against Obama’s honorary degree at Notre Dame.… Read the rest



Susan Haack on ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ *

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Between science and law.… Read the rest



Ratzinger’s 2001 letter to the bishops *

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More concerned about the ‘eucharist’ than about the molested ‘minors.’… Read the rest



Colorado senator opposes AIDS testing. *

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If the baby has AIDS, the mother will feel guilty, and that will be good.… Read the rest



Religious police prevented schoolgirls from escaping fire *

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Saudi Arabia’s religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress; fifteen died.… Read the rest



Syed Soharwardy’s complaint to AHRC *

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against the publishers of Jewish Free Press and the Western Standards for sighting [sic]hate against Muslims… Read the rest



The Cardinal’s concern for children. *

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Documents seen by the BBC suggest the archbishop ignored the advice of doctors and therapists who warned that Hill was likely to re-offend.… Read the rest



On Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam *

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Right from the start of the Cairo Declaration, it is made clear the world is divided into Muslims and infidels.… Read the rest