Officials have found signs that birth rates for girls and boys vary noticeably according to where their mothers were born.… 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 accused was acquitted of blaspheming the prophet, but imprisoned for ten years and fined Rs200,000 for outraging religious feelings.… Read the rest
“We tried to resist them. Even my friend fought with them, she tried to save me,” he said.… Read the rest
On most days, Indian newspapers report atrocities – a 10-month-old raped by a neighbour in Delhi; an 18-month-old raped and abandoned on the streets in Calcutta…… Read the rest
She will continue to receive treatment as an outpatient.… Read the rest
Hedonism is wrong. Wrong wrong wrongity wrong.… Read the rest
A hacker broke into the website of Britain’s biggest abortion provider because he “disagreed” with the decisions of two women he knew over their pregnancy terminations.… Read the rest
Reddit has entire categories dedicated to “raping women”, “hot rape stories”, and “choke a bitch”.… Read the rest
Nirmukta has successfully brought together a diverse group of people from all over the world who share our passion for promoting Science and Humanism.… Read the rest
An 18-year-old girl who was gang-raped last month committed suicide after a police officer pressed her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers.… Read the rest
The office of the Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) has been vandalized and robbed, potentially putting gay Ugandans at risk.… Read the rest
She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body and brain.… Read the rest
Hey it’s better than putting her in a burqa, right?… Read the rest
“Allah doesn’t like it,” said Abou Dardar of Ansar Dine. “We are in the process of smashing all the hidden mausoleums in the area.”… Read the rest
The CIA may have used a vaccination programme (though not of polio) to find bin Laden, but polio still needs to be eradicated.… Read the rest
Doctors say only five percent of her intestines had been left inside her when she arrived at the medial facility on Sunday.… Read the rest
Women health workers held protests in Karachi and Islamabad. “We go out and risk our lives to save other people’s children from being permanently handicapped, for what?”… Read the rest
Because when in doubt, let the woman die.… Read the rest
Up until now the government has not enacted legislation to give certainty to doctors as to when terminations can be carried out and under what circumstances.… Read the rest