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.


Bhutto Clan Leaves Trail of Corruption *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The documents leave uncertain the degree of involvement of Benazir Bhutto but they trace the pervasive role of her husband.… Read the rest



Southern Baptist Seminary Offers ‘Homemaking’ Degree for Women *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘We are moving against the tide in order to establish family and gender roles as described in God’s word for the home and the family,’ seminary president said.… Read the rest



Woman’s Hour on women in Afghanistan *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates are among the highest in the world.… Read the rest



Scientist dismisses ‘detox’ diets *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Detox-based diets can include the use of tablets, socks, body wraps, diets, eating nettle root extract or drinking herbal infusions or “oxygenated” water.… Read the rest



Emily Bourgeois helps children in Uganda *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

She houses, feeds, clothes and pays for the schooling of orphans in Uganda.… Read the rest



Feynman on the Challenger *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Appendix F – a must read.… Read the rest



Woman in burqa horrified by woman in chador *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Just look how she dresses, the bridge of her nose visible for all the world to see.’… Read the rest



Saudi women’s rights activist Wajeha al-Huwaider banned *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

To mark international women’s day 2004, International Pen Writers in Prison Committee focused on al-Huwaider.… Read the rest



Brian Whitaker on Joseph Massad on ‘the Gay International’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Gay rights are part of the Orientalist project.… Read the rest



Khadim Hussain on Swat Valley After Emergency in Pakistan *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The people of the whole valley feel themselves hostage to the firebrand Maulana Fazlullah … Read the rest



Women’s lives in Afghanistan *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

More than 60% of marriages are forced; 57% of women marry under the age of 16.… Read the rest



Alan Wolfe admires Rick Warren *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Because he tells a Jewish woman she will go to hell.… Read the rest



Dabashi interview *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Very nasty stuff… Read the rest



The Cardinal’s concern for children. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Murdered Journalists *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Government and military officials are suspected of plotting, ordering, or carrying out more than a quarter of journalist murders over the past 15 years, CPJ’s analysis shows.… Read the rest



Rape in Congo *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Countless women in DRC have been raped and mangled, then shunned.… Read the rest



Inca children were fattened-up before sacrifice *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The Inca were imperialists too, and the treatment of such peasant children may have served to instil fear and facilitate social control over remote mountain areas.… Read the rest



On Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

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



Rape victims are guilty of zina; their rapists go free. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Four male witnesses of good standing are required to prove rape. Charging rape is proof of zina – by the woman only.… Read the rest



AI asks bloggers to support free speech *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Human rights group also wants web log writers to highlight the plight of fellow bloggers jailed for what they wrote in their online journals.… Read the rest