Guess why.… 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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Barry Thew, 39, was arrested wearing the top with the words “one less pig perfect justice” hours after the deaths of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes.… Read the rest
Any plans to end child poverty? How about racial equality? Why lock up so many people? What about civil liberties? Separation of church and state?… Read the rest
One of the two other girls shot with Malala is out of danger, the other remains in a critical condition.… Read the rest
She tshouted “Support education! Support women!” to loud cheers from the crowd.… Read the rest
Some nonsense about “blasphemous content” in text messages blah blah. Mob attacks house, sets fire to contents, family flees.… Read the rest
The Interior Minister Rehman Malik says doctors confirm she is out of critical condition but also says next few days are crucial.… Read the rest
Not only is classic workplace sexual harassment still going on, but technology has created new forms such as abusive emails, including rape threats and death threats.… Read the rest
The opposition leader Tony Abbott has demonstrated it repeatedly, she says.… Read the rest
Another father who allegedly became outraged at his wife and daughters for dishonouring him and his religious and cultural beliefs.… Read the rest
It has been condemned by most of Pakistan’s major political parties and human rights groups including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Amnesty International.… Read the rest
“The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21,” Charlie Fuqua wrote in his book God’s Law.… Read the rest
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told the BBC that they attacked her because she is anti-Taliban and secular, adding that she would not be spared.… Read the rest
The NUS called him a rape-denier after he said Assange had been accused of nothing more than “bad sexual etiquette”.… Read the rest
“With a president from the Muslim Brotherhood movement and a still very powerful military, we’re caught between a very bad rock and a very horrible hard place.”… Read the rest
That’s unconstitutional, but theocrats don’t care about that.… Read the rest
The police said that the madrassa management had chained the boy a few days ago to prevent him from escaping.… Read the rest
Because it’s religion that counts, not the rights of children.… Read the rest
Yay! Parents allowed to have their infant boys trimmed again.… Read the rest
“I don’t believe there can be a democracy unless women are properly in power,” she said in a speech at Tufts University yesterday.… Read the rest