The subtle unnoticed ways women and men are treated differently.… 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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Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack.… Read the rest
Because God said Ashanti McShan has to wear a long skirt instead of trousers to work at Burger King.… Read the rest
All that trash talk was her fault for being so wrong and she used the trash talk to deflect attention from her wrongitude.… Read the rest
Women are always told to shut up about the abuse or they’ll only make it worse. Sorry, mate; not on.… Read the rest
The petition claims that Pakistan’s ambassador to the US committed a blasphemous act two years ago when she criticized Pakistan’s blasphemy laws in a TV interview.… Read the rest
Many science fiction and fantasy readers are disappointed to encounter everyday sexism in a medium that is supposed to offer an escape.… Read the rest
Sergei Filin had already received numerous phone threats, and his email and Facebook accounts had been hacked.… Read the rest
The bus driver and his helper took the woman to an undisclosed address where five others joined the two men and raped her throughout the night, police said.… Read the rest
He signed 23 unilateral orders, including an end to a ban on gun-violence research by the CDC.… Read the rest
The people of Timbuktu are overjoyed. “Today everyone can do as they please. We would like the French to come to Timbuktu.”… Read the rest
Officials have found signs that birth rates for girls and boys vary noticeably according to where their mothers were born.… Read the rest
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