A nun walked in on a rape and simply reminded the teacher not to lock the door.… Read the rest
Welcome to our archive of news stories relevant to the project of fighting fashionable nonsense. The stories are drawn from the electronic pages of the world’s media. On this page, you’ll find links to those stories that have been featured on Butterflies and Wheels during the current year. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find links to separate archives of stories from previous years.
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The list of individuals that CFI has been advised not to have any dealings with is long.… Read the rest
No, they haven’t dropped the “kill them” part. News reports on that got it wrong.… Read the rest
Also that non-Muslims are “filth.”… Read the rest
Sattar Beheshti died after being held on charges of “actions against national security on social networks.”… Read the rest
On November 9th, Sihle Sijoki, a female football player, was fatally speared in the chest. She was attacked because she was a lesbian.… Read the rest
Saudi women’s male guardians now receive text messages on their phones informing them when women in their custody leave the country.… Read the rest
Campaigners in Ireland have vowed to keep demonstrating until something concrete is done on this issue.… Read the rest
He tells a parliamentary committee that women are biologically unfit to rise to the top in business.… Read the rest
To be called to be a bishop is not to be called to be a CEO but to be a father to the church family. That’s why.… Read the rest
African Humanists gather next week in Ghana to look at ways to promote an African “Enlightenment”. BBC Newsday’s Akwasi Sarpong spoke to Leo Igwe.… Read the rest
The law states, “The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God.”… Read the rest
He was arrested for violating the terms of his release, and released after agreeing to a series of conditions. Do we detect a pattern here?… Read the rest
Clash has played Elmo on “Sesame Street” for decades. He was profiled in a documentary last year, “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.”… Read the rest
It’s not a death sentence, he says generously.… Read the rest
Among the conditions of his parole were that he stay off social networks. He didn’t.… Read the rest
She was investigating a high-level corruption case involving the alleged embezzlement of more than 13 billion Guinean francs (US$1.8 million) from public funds.… Read the rest
The Government was fully aware of the anger and upset over the death of Ms Halappanavar seen during protest marches over the weekend.… Read the rest
The draft law stipulates that single women up to the age of 40 must receive official permission from their father or male guardian in order to obtain travel documents.… Read the rest